The staff work hard
to maintain effective communication with parents. We know this is
a particularly important issue when so many of our pupils come to
school on the bus and we don’t see parents on a day to day
basis. Each class has an email address which staff use to contact
parents at least once per week and whenever there has been a cause
for celebration or concern. Parents are able to email the class
team with any messages, news or questions they might have. For parents
who do not have access to email, we provide a home school link book.
Staff may also phone or text parents, when appropriate.
Another important method
of home school communication is Fronter,
our password-protected, school community website. On Fronter, parents
can view their child's portfolio, watch videos of school assemblies,
see the school lunch menu for the week and find out about many more
aspects of life at Alexandra. Class teams post weekly news flashes
on Fronter with photos and information about what has happened in
class each week. We also produce a termly Newsline
which gives all the latest news about events at school.
We hold three parent
teacher meetings during the year, one per term. In the Autumn term,
parents meet with the class teacher to discuss their child's Individual
Education Plan. In the Spring term, the class teacher reviews the
child's Statement. Parents are invited to attend a meeting with
a member of the School Leadership Team, to discuss the statement
review. Finally, in the Summer term, parents meet with the class
teacher again, to discuss their child's learning journey during
Parents are encouraged
to attend termly class assemblies, the Christmas production and
other curriculum events during the year. We end the summer term
with a whole school BBQ and prizegiving.
To find out more about
Parent Events at Alexandra, click on the Parents
Children are quick to
pick up on the quality of the home school link. With your help,
it will continue to be a strength of the school.