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Keeping in Touch


Infant School and Nursery


At the Nursery and Infant School teachers are available at the beginning of the school day. This time is good for a quick chat but is not the best time for an in-depth discussion.


In Nursery teachers will be available from 08.30 for the morning session and from 12.30 for the afternoon session.


At the Infant School the doors are open to welcome the children in at 08.45 and teachers will come into the playground from 08.50. Each Friday you are welcome to come into class and read with your child.


Please note that registration begins at 08.55 sharp.


Junior School


Teachers are available at the beginning of the school day from 08.45 – 08.55. This time is good for a quick chat but is not the best time for an in-depth discussion.


Please note that registration starts at 08.55 sharp.


If you do not need to talk with the teacher please encourage your child to come into the classroom independently.


Each Friday you are welcome to come into class from 08.45 – 08.55 so that you can read with your child.


If you wish to have a quick, urgent chat with Mrs Peal, Mrs Mannion or Mrs English one of them is usually available at the beginning of the day. Please phone the School Office first so that we can inform you of their availability.


Need an Appointment?


If you have any concerns or wish to discuss any matter with the class teacher or another member of staff, please call or email the School Office to make an appointment.

Appointments will be made as soon as possible. Please let us have any information regarding the matter you wish to discuss prior to your appointment so that staff are ready and have all that they may need.


If your child has forgotten something that they will need in school that day please take it to the School Office so that it can be taken to your child.


Email and Telephone


We would appreciate the opportunity to talk about your questions/concerns and would like to do this on a face to face basis or over the phone. Email is not our preferred way of communicating for an extended discussion.


We aim to respond to emails in two working days. However parents should be aware that this is not always possible if a member of staff is, for example, ill, works part-time or is on a training course. Staff, other than office staff, are only expected to check their emails once a day so that they can focus on learning and teaching.


Please use email or the telephone to inform us about:


  • illness in the morning if your child is unwell
  • a future absence due to GP/dentist/hospital appointment/music exams
  • to ask for further information or clarification on anything school related


You can also request:


  • a meeting with a member of staff
  • a return of a phone call by a member of staff


If members of office staff are not able to answer the phone please leave a message on the school answerphone.


Messages and emails received will be forwarded on as requested within a few hours of receipt when possible. Staff will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are concerned that your message has not got through please contact us again.


If you wish to let us know how your child’s homework is going please make a note in their homework book. The teacher will see these comments when they mark the books. If there is a problem with homework please contact us so we can discuss this with you.


Junior School - Home-School Communication Books


Each child has a home-school communication book. If you write a note in here please ask your child to pass this to the class teacher first thing or during registration time - you or the teacher may wish to mark a new item with a post-it-note or other bookmark.


You are welcome to use this book:


  • to pass on general information to the class teacher about your child – i.e. had an upset and not slept well; child feeling a little unwell and may struggle during the day; child may have had problems with a particular item of work or really enjoyed something; uniform problem i.e. lost shoes;
  • to give details of a dentist/orthodontist appointment on a future date;
  • to request a meeting with the class teacher


When the book is handed to the teacher they read the message, sign and date it so that you know the message has been read, and take appropriate action. If there is a need for a return message they will add this to the book. Where information needs to be passed to other members of staff the teacher will do this.


Infant School and Nursery - Numeracy Homework Diary & Reading Record


We are very keen to hear how your child is getting along. If you have any questions or concerns about homework or would like to tell us how your child got on please use the numeracy homework diary. (To be issued after half term). Use the Reading Record to let us know about how reading is going at home. The teacher will see these messages when they read the reading record on a weekly basis.

Junior School Homework Email Addresses


Junior School children should now submit any homework via Google Classroom.