Parents and Community
We operate a welcoming ‘open door’ policy, positively encouraging the co-operation and close involvement of parents. We want to learn more about your children from you, and to discuss ways in which you can help and encourage your child in all aspects of education.
Before enrolment, parents are invited to bring their children to visit to meet the staff and familiarise themselves with the school. Children are invited to spend several sessions with us during the half term prior to officially starting school.
A weekly newsletter provides current information and news. The newsletters are sent out each Friday and are also available on the school website.
Many parents work voluntarily in the school on a regular basis and/or respond generously to specific requests for help if they cannot make a regular commitment. Any help with activities such as reading, cooking, art and craft work, maths games and preparing resources is very much appreciated.
If you would like to become involved in any way, we would be delighted! Please talk to your child’s class teacher and we will arrange for a DBS check to be put in place. We also welcome any parents who want to come and spend some time in school to find out what goes on!
Formal parents’ evening to discuss your child’s progress and targets are held each term. In the Spring term, your child will receive an Annual Report which is sent out prior to the spring term parents’ evening and which gives an overview of progress and next steps in all the curriculum areas.
In addition to this, you are welcome to meet informally with your child’s class teacher or the headteacher, either at the beginning or end of the school day, or by a prior arrangement on almost any day.
We aim to hold regular curriculum workshops to keep parents informed about educational development and to give ideas for how to help children at home.
Eardisley CE Primary School we view education as a partnership with parents and the wider community and we celebrate the fact that education is a two-way process between home and school. In this way, we all work together to enhance school life and maintain an environment of enjoyment and achievement. We are delighted to have a core of parent volunteer class helpers who support children’s learning on a regular basis.
Volunteer Learning Support
We are immensely grateful to the following professional and parent volunteers who support our children’s learning in a range of ways on a weekly basis:
- Mr John Pollock, Higher Achiever Maths
- Mr Tony Urbainczyk, Violin Teacher, Willow Class
- Mrs Sue Brown, Willow Class and Computer Club
- Mr. Richard Hichens, Beech Class
- Miss Suzi Stockton, Beech Class
- Miss Claire Hatchwell, Willow Class
- Mrs. Rachel Matthews, Rowan Class
- Mrs Sue Brown
- Mrs Toni Adams
- Mrs. Ann Evans
- Mrs Jackie Whittall
Pastoral Care and Discipline
Eardisley CE Primary School has a deservedly good reputation for excellent behavior, and for the quality of the relationships between children and between children and staff. We believe that effective learning and quality relationships go hand in hand.
At Eardisley CE Primary School we make school life a positive and enjoyable experience by providing an environment which is friendly, caring and secure. Confidence and self esteem is promoted in children and adults alike through an emphasis on mutual respect and consideration for others.
Children are encouraged to be polite and well-behaved at all times. They are taught about good behavior in assemblies and lessons and adults take every opportunity to model and reinforce good standards. Good behavior is noted and rewarded and used as an exemplar to other children through verbal praise and acknowledgement and through our system of house points and weekly Merit Certificates and Values Awards. The children are responsible for formulating and keeping their class rules and our School Qualities, and they understand the rewards and sanctions involved.
The school environment is such that emotional, verbal, physical and racist bullying and vandalism are unacceptable and are not tolerated. Strategies for dealing with behavioral issues are positive wherever possible, and appropriate to the child’s age. When sanctions are applied, the emphasis is on making reparation for damage done. Wherever there is a continuing problem with a child’s behavior, we arrange to discuss the issue with the parents. A joint approach is always beneficial to the child.
Copies of the school’s behavior policy are available on the website and on request from the school office.