Parents Are Our Partners
How you can be involved in your child's education
Mrs Lorna Bellamy - Parental Involvement Worker
Phone 01274 575353
I am here to help you and your child to get the most from education. You are always welcome to come to see me in school if there is anything you wish to discuss.
We run courses and events throughout the year and details will be sent home by letter and also appear on this section of the website.
What is Parental Involvement?
Parental Involvement can be many things and can be completely different from family to family depending on your own particular circumstances.
Children have 2 main educators: their parents and their teachers.
Parents are the first educators of their children. School builds on the foundations that have been laid down in children's early years by their parents. When your child starts at school this should not mean that education by parents stops. Your continued support and involvement has been proven to increase and raise your child's achievements.
Parental Involvement is ....... talking, listening and sharing with your child.
Learning Happens Everywhere and your child spends only 15% of their time in school. Make every minute they spend with you a learning opportunity.
How To Be Involved
Talk to your child as much as possible about anything and everything. Not only will this keep you informed as to what is going on in school it will increase your child's listening and communication skills.
Check your child's book bag every day and read all the information we send home such as newsletters and curriculum information sheets. These can be a vital link for working parents.
Support your child with their homework and remember that any activity at home can be a chance for your child to learn.
Here at Hollingwood we offer many opportunities for parents to be actively involved in their child's education.
This can be in school, such as:-
Courses for parents or parents and children learning together.
Direct classroom help.
We realise that many parents are unable to make a long term commitment to such things as courses or volunteering in school but there are many other ways you can help and support your child.
- Newsletters give you all the diary dates you need for forward planning.
- Homework. Your support of your child's home learning is vital.
- Half termly class information sheets. These let you know what your child will be doing in class. A very effective tool for parents.
- Parent assemblies. We hold regular good work and class assemblies.
- Parents lunch. Each year parents are invited to join their child for lunch.
- Information sessions. Parents are regularly invited to meetings to receive essential information about such things as reading, SAT's.
- Parental consultation. Twice a year you have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher to review their progress. Should you need to see the teacher at another time please feel free to contact school to arrange an appointment.