Home School agreement
Pupils, parents, teachers all sign a Home School agreement. This is a joint promise that all of us will put in the time and effort required for our children to succeed. Parents are expected to support children by supervising home learning, ensuring that children attend school and wear the correct uniform.
Parents and carers are an integral part of our school community, and your feedback forms an essential part of our ongoing development and improvement. We regularly run surveys and sessions to gather your views on the education your child is receiving, and to understand where we can do better.
You can share your feedback via these channels:
Parent coffee mornings
All parents and carers are invited to join members of the Senior Leadership Team at our regular parent coffee mornings. Previous events have included a focus on behaviour, e-safety, relationships and sex education, gaming, fundraising and also have included guest speakers. These events provide parents with an opportunity to ask questions, raise any concerns and to discuss ideas for ways forward in improving all aspects of their children's education at Ark Bentworth Primary Academy.
Each term parents will be invited to attend Showcase Week. It is an opportunity for you to find out what your child has been learning during the term, look at their work and celebrate their learning.
During the year, there are two formal opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and to consider how we can work together to support their learning in the autumn and spring term. These parent consultations take place during the evenings after school. A third opportunity in the summer term is available on request following receipt of your child's final written report.
In addition, parents/carers are always welcome to have informal meetings with their child’s teacher, at a mutually convenient time, or to arrange a more formal meeting if needed.
Progress reports are sent out follwing each assessment window. Your child's teacher can answer any questions you have about your child's progress and will help you with ideas how to support your child's learnnig at home.
Each child receives a written report at the end of the Summer term. These reports will outline the progress that your child has made, together with individual targets for further improvement.
We hold workshops for parents to help parents with their child's learning and development at home.
We also collect a series of guides and resources that are available on Spark. This covers topics such as supporting your child's learning, keeping safe online, and maintaining good mental health.