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How are parents involved in the school? How can I get involved? Who can I contact for further information?

How are parents involved in the school?  How can I get involved?

Who can I contact for further information?


At Ashbrook Junior School, we believe that the involvement of parents/carers is vital to your child’s learning. More information about this approach and how to get more involved can be found in the ‘Working with Parents’ policy (available on the Policies section of the website). 


Parents/carers of each child receive a copy of a report regarding progress three times per year.  These reports coincide with Parents’ Evening arrangements so that you have the opportunity to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher.  If you require further information, guidance or wish to arrange a meeting, please contact the school office (01332 673785) or pass on a note through your child’s home/school communication book and we will be happy to organise this.  


Parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities will be invited to other meetings to review their progress towards targets on their Inclusion Passports.  This forms part of a cycle of assessment and action known as the ‘Assess-Plan-Do-Review’ Cycle.  Assessments are made regularly.  These can be formalised assessment tasks or activities, or records of observations.  As a result of these assessments, plans are made which are normally recorded as part of the child’s Inclusion Passport.  At this time, parents/ carers views and those of the child form the basis of the provision made to support the child in moving forward with particular areas of difficulty.  Once particular interventions have taken place, progress is reviewed and new targets are set.  Inclusion Passports are reviewed with parents/ carers and children at least three times per year.


Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to come into school, including: skills sessions every Tuesday morning; enterprise mornings and events; Christmas Crafts morning; performances and concerts and many more.  These events are published in advance on the school newsletter.  


We welcome parents/carers support in school.  If you feel that you could spare time to listen to readers or that you have a particular skill which could help us, please contact the school office.  The PFA (Parents and Friends Association) is also active within the school, arranging fund raising activities, social arrangements and supporting the school.  All parents/carers are welcome to join and attend meetings.