Welcoming new parents and children
Parents are given several opportunities to visit and find out about our school. They:
- Receive a copy of the school prospectus which includes information such as times of the school day, holiday dates, uniform, school meal arrangements etc.
- Are encouraged to visit the school when they register their child
- Are encouraged to visit the school during the 'Early Years Visit Afternoons' where they are welcomed to the school and given specific information about the Foundation Stage.
Parents are welcome as helpers in school and provide a wide range of support with children's reading, cooking, singing, stories, art and design, ICT, sport etc. However, due to security, child protection and the latest legislation, our policy is that before being permitted to volunteer in school, or at after-school clubs, parents must be formally cleared as volunteers by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Our school Finance and Personnel staff will be happy to provide any parent with further information. The school issues all parent helpers with a copy of our ‘how to help in school' sheet.