Working with Parents
The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy will work closely with parents, as partners in their children’s education and development, in the following ways:
- By enabling parents to access information about their child’s learning, attendance and behaviour online.
- By sharing the essential learning through knowledge organizers so that parents can see what their children are learning and can help test them to build recall and memory.
- By providing continuity of key personnel; form tutors, senior pastoral officers and year heads will take their year group from Year 7 through to Year 11, so that parents know who to contact and supportive relationships on behalf of our young people can be developed.
- By involving parents in transition meetings and formally reporting 3 times a year including a face-to-face meeting with their child’s form tutor and/or subject teachers, depending on the year group.
- By engaging parents in maths challenges and science week.
- By celebrating young people’s achievements in learning and in their personal development, including through the co-curricular programme, and encouraging parents to be part of this.
- By making the school and its resources where possible available to the community that we serve and providing services for parents that will help them support their children – e.g. re protecting themselves and their digital footprint online; how parents can control access; awareness of the challenges which face young people and how these can be addressed, signposting to relevant services and voluntary/charitable organisations.
- Where possible, by facilitating provision for parents, e.g. English as an additional language.
- By holding regular stakeholder reviews and feeding back to parents: “You said – we did”.