Parents, children and teachers working together...
Welcome to the Parents and Carers area of the website. You will find all the information you may need as a parent/carer of a pupil at St. Wulstan's. To ensure that the children get the most from their education it is essential that we all work together. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or require any additional information.
St. Wulstan’s Parental Engagement Statement
The Education Endowment foundation defines Parental Engagement as "the involvement of parents in supporting their children’s academic learning.”
At St. Wulstan’s R.C Primary School, we both support and encourage this so that parents feel involved and informed about their child’s education and pupils are able to celebrate and share their achievements.
We aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our families so that parents feel able to approach school with any issues, concerns or comments and feel both welcome and comfortable on site.
Parents comment that communication between school and home is excellent and they feel well informed about what is happening in school. We communicate in the following ways:
- Text messaging service
- Weekly Newsletters (paper and digital)
- School Facebook page
- School Twitter account
- School website
We provide two opportunities per academic year for parents to receive information about their child’s academic progress. There are Parents’ Evenings in both the Autumn and Spring term with individual appointments. We have termly progress assemblies and a Summer Term Progress and Achievement Assembly In addition we offer an “open door” policy whereby parents can come in or telephone and ask to meet with the child’s teacher if there is a particular issue to be discussed.
We send out an annual questionnaire for Parents and we actively encourage parents to respond and give us their honest views so that we can continue to improve and develop. We are also in the process of setting up a Parent Voice Committee.
Our style of homework provides lots of opportunities for parental engagement. We set a number of open-ended cross curricular tasks over the year which allow for individual creativity to shine through.
Over the year there are a range of opportunities for parents to come into school to share and enjoy their child’s “learning”. Some of these opportunities include:
- Class assemblies
- Reception and Years 1 and 2 Christmas Nativities
- Year 4/5 Easter Assembly
- Year 6 Summer production
- Year 6 Leavers' Assembly
- Christmas fair afternoon
- Phonics meetings
- Subject specific parent workshops
- Mums, Me and Tea
- Dads, Me and Tea
- Christmas Crafts
- Easter Crafts
- Sacramental Programme
- Sports Day
- Shakespeare Week: gallery and café
- Arts week: gallery and café
- Each year group selects 2 parent engagement activities per year whereby parents can come into school and share/join in with a learning experience
- Roving book fair event
- Sports matches
- Sing Together, Choir and Performance
- Weekly Friday Celebration Assemblies
- Weekly mass with the parish
- Year 6 SATS Information Evening
- Year 6 Annual Residential Meeting
- Half termly PFTA events