How will both the school and I know how my child/is doing and how will Corpus Christi help me to support my child's learning?
We work closely with all parents and carers to support all children and to quickly identify any needs. We continually monitor the progress of our children through a wide range of assessment strategies and when concerns arise we share these with parents. Within the school we share our expertise in different areas to assess and plan for the development of different skills. We formally record data concerning children’s progress and achievement regularly and this is monitored by year teams and the senior leadership team.
We share your child’s achievements and progress with you in a variety of ways including:
- our open door policy – class teachers are keen to talk with parents, before school, at the end of the day or to make an appointment at a mutually agreeable time;
- parent conference appointments;
- an annual report, which our parents had an opportunity to share their ideas on and have their say on what they would like included;
- providing parent access to their child’s progress and achievements;
- achievement, attendance and learning targets online.
These methods also of course give you a chance to share with staff about your child’s progress out of school. If your child has Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability there will also be regular reviews to closely monitor and discuss their progress. This may also involve any other professionals working with your child (e.g. Speech & Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists). These meetings are called Team Around Child/Family (TAC/F) meetings. You will also meet to review your child’s Individualised Education Plan (IEP) at regular intervals. This will enable everyone working with your child to contribute towards understanding their successes and next steps.
If your child has a Statement of Need or an Education, Health & Care Plane (EHCP) they will also have an Annual Review meeting at least once a year to review previous targets and to plan for the year ahead. This should be attended by you and all professionals currently involved with your child. In many cases, the child also attends for some or all of the meeting.
These meetings will usually be organised by the school and take place in school. The notes and outcomes from the meeting are formally recorded and are used to shape future provision for your child. You receive copies of all of the paperwork produced about your child and your permission is always sought before any outside agencies become involved.
There are many ways that you can support your child’s learning including:
- reading the curriculum letters sent out each term to see what your child will be learning about;
- reading the school newsletter to find out what is coming up and talking to your child about it to prepare them for future events;
- support your child with their home learning by structuring a time and space for them to complete their home learning at regular times in the week;
- reading to or listening to your child read before bedtime;
- looking at your child’s learning targets and finding ways to look at them throughout the day. For example, paying for items in shops and finding change or reading signs when out and about.
Parents of children with an Individual Education Plan, Statement of Need or Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) should be clear about ways they can support their child to meet their targets, through discussing these with the class teacher or Inclusion Leader.
Parents are warmly invited to join our parenting courses and to access to a listening and caring ear from either our Pastoral Support Worker - Mrs Eileen Froud or our Inclusion Leader - Mrs Karen Ingleby.
Children’s class teachers and the Inclusion Leader - Mrs Karen Ingleby, are available to discuss ways to help specific children.