Parents are the first and most important on their child’s development and future outcomes.
Children have two main educators in their lives – their parents and their teachers. Therefore, the school and the parents all have crucial roles to play. The impact on a child’s education is greater if parents and schools work in partnership.
At FPS, parents are invited to be involved in every step of a child’s journey in education. Beginning with a pre-starting school home visit, followed up with a transition evening and the invitation for their child to attend several ‘transition’ sessions before the Autumn term commences. We use an online learning journal, ‘Tapestry’ to record, track and celebrate progress made by each child.
Tapestry enhances this special time in a child’s life and captures children’s experiences as well as monitors development and learning.
Text, images and videos can be uploaded by parents to share learning and experiences from home via PC, tablet or our mobile app – anywhere there’s an online connection. Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child’s time at school.
Throughout the year families are invited to ‘Stay and Play’ sessions in the EYFS classroom along with many whole school events e.g. Mother’s Day afternoon tea, Mystery Reader and Christmas craft morning. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with the families of FPS.
We create an environment that is conducive to interactions where all feelings can be taken into account. A warm welcome each day often leads to a deeper knowledge and understanding of each child and their family.
We hold a transition evening in the Summer term and a phonics/reading/maths evening in the autumn and spring term to engage parents with supporting their child at home.
We hold a parents evening in the autumn and spring term to discuss with parents their child’s development. At the end of the summer term, we send home a written report. Parents are also available to come and discuss their child’s report with us if they have any questions or concerns.