At St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, we recognize each child as an individual, and aim to give all children the opportunity to realize their full potential in every area of school life. We aim to build a learning community here and we truly value the partnership between school and parents. We believe that parents are a child’s first and enduring teachers. They play a crucial role in helping their children to learn. All children achieve more when schools and families work together in a meaningful partnership.
Our Home-School Agreement
When a child begins at St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, we ask all parents and children to enter into our Home/School Agreement.
Our Open Door Policy
We value the role of families in learning and expect good open communication with parents, listening sensitively and responding thoughtfully to their queries and concerns. Staff are always happy to speak to parents.
There will always be a member of staff at the gates in the morning to greet everyone as they come to school. Key Stage 1 teachers and Key Stage 2 teachers are outside in the playground after school and are happy to have a brief chat but please bear in mind that they are still responsible for all the children in the class you may be asked to make an appointment. Ms. Morrissey can arrange that for you.
Curriculum Information Evening and Parents’ Consultations
A Curriculum Meeting is held for every class in September to outline the year and give parents an overview of the curriculum and routines for their child’s class. A curriculum map will be given to outline the year’s topics at this meeting.
Target Setting Days, where parents are consulted about their child’s progress and targets, are a held in the Autumn and Spring terms.
SEND reviews are held three times a year. These are attended by a pupil’s parents/carers, class teacher, the inclusion manager and any relevant outside agency.
At the end of the academic year parents/carers are sent a written report outlining their child’s progress and attainment for that year.
Every month we send home a newsletter which tells our families all the wonderful things that we have coming up. It includes reminders about events, messages about our achievements, attendance and punctuality, notes from staff, sports results as well as much more!
We have a text system which allows us to send instant messages and reminders to families.
We love to open our doors to parents! We welcome parent helpers on trips and volunteers to help with school events such as plays or concerts. We have a lovely tradition of parents attending our ‘Stay and Read’ sessions – during which they can come to see their children reading in class and enjoying stories and books with their friends.
We hold coffee mornings every Friday after assembly in the Parents Room. These are a great way to get to know other parents while enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea and a biscuit!
The Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher and sometimes a member of the Clergy will always, work permitting, try to attend and are available to discuss things with parents.
Have a look at some of the materials we have used in parent workshops so far.