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Parents

Parents are always welcome to visit the school but since schools can attract unwelcome visitors, it is essential that you call at the school office first.

If you wish to see the Headteacher to discuss any school matter it is helpful if you first make an appointment.

If you have concerns or worries about any aspect of your child’s education do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher or the leadership team. We usually resolve difficulties through informal meetings but, if necessary, there are formal complaint procedures available at the school office.

We welcome parents at class assemblies, particularly those at which their children are involved.

Our teachers are normally available immediately after school, but we would advise you to telephone the school office beforehand to ensure that the teacher has no previous commitment. It is also helpful if you can let us know the reason for your visit so that the teacher can prepare appropriately.

Parent Meetings

We like to meet parents regularly to discuss your child’s progress. Parent –Teacher meetings are held each term. Children’s work is shared and their progress is discussed. These meetings are necessarily brief so if you wish to have a long discussion, please arrange to come and see the teacher at another time. Wherever possible appointments for meetings with your child’s teacher will be made at a time to suit you.

Again, the best time to have a meaningful discussion would be after 3.30pm when we are available to devote more time to you.

Keeping In Touch

Parents also receive a weekly newsletter via their child giving information about school activities etc. More frequent and comprehensive information is also available on the School Blog. Parents can also follow their child’s experiences via their child’s class blog. Links to these blogs can be found on the home page.

Pupils’ weekly home learning will also give parents an insight into what their child has been learning and how to support them further.

Parent View

Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Charles Dickens Primary School. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to the curriculum and how well the school manages behaviour.