The school aims to ensure effective and regular communication with parents and carers, in order to work collaboratively and secure the best possible outcomes for all pupils. This communication takes the form of phone calls, emails, Fronter (password protected school website) and opportunities to meet.
Parents are regularly invited into school to share in their child's learning. As part of this they will develop an understanding of the curriculum and celebrate achievement.
We work closely with families to provide opportunities for workshops, discussion forums and adult learning. We have strong and effective relationships with other agencies, which enable us to support families and signpost additional sources of help with required.
Gate Gossip is our parent group, which meets at least once every half term. The aim of the group is to encourage parents to come along and meet each other, discuss different topics and learn about all the different activities that go on at school. The group has a friendly and informal approach, with plenty of tea and biscuits on hand! We often invite guest speakers along to give us useful information about parent entitlements or parenting issues, e.g. sleep, healthy eating, behaviour. We run workshops for parents, for example on healthy cookery or developing IT skills.
Family Learning Sessions
Family Learning Sessions run once a week for blocks of five weeks each half term. Parents are invited to sign up for these sessions with their child. Each block of sessions has a theme, e.g. photography, storytelling, cookery. The sessions run at the end of the school day and are a great opportunity for parents and children to learn together. Families value the warm and friendly atmosphere of these free sessions.
Parent Activity Sessions
Parent Activity Sessions are organised by the class teachers once per term. Parents are invited in to class to take part in an activity with their child. This might be anything from a reading session to a science and engineering challenge! These sessions allow parents to see their child learning in class and to meet other parents of children the same age.
As a way of extending the services offered by Alexandra School, we also organise a range of after-school clubs for the children including:
- Cookery club
- Street Jazz club
- Art club
- Martial Arts club
- Multi-Sports club
- Trampolining club