Park Mead is committed to fostering strong relationships with parents and the importance of these cannot be underestimated in the education partnership in which we are engaged.
We do encourage you to have regular contact with your child's teacher, particularly in the early stages, to discuss how your child is getting on. The best time to see the teacher is at the end of the day. Please avoid speaking to teachers at length before the school day as children need to be settled. However a message can be left with the office staff. It will be necessary to make an appointment if you anticipate a long discussion with a teacher. However, on any pressing matter do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or the head teacher immediately.
Written communication is kept to a minimum, although there are times when information needs to be passed on in this way. We use ParentMail and parents are invited to register their details to receive e mails from school. The Head Teacher is available to see parents during the day by prior arrangement. Please let us know if your child has a problem, however small, so that we can find a solution together.
Parent consultation evenings take place in the autumn and spring terms. These take the form of timetabled interviews at which parents have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of children's progress. An "Open House" celebration of children's work is held in the summer term.
Early in the autumn term each year group will either arrange an information evening for parents or circulate written information regarding how the children will be taught and outlining curriculum arrangements.
You will receive an annual written report of your child's progress in the summer term. Our website, updated weekly, is an important source of information along with weekly newsletters.
'Parent Voice' is a termly meeting run by the senior leadership and governors of the school that provides parents and carers the opportunity to feedback on matters which you feel are important to the development of Park Mead in an open, informal environment that promotes constructively critical feedback.
Should there ever be cause for concern most issues of this nature can generally be settled through informal discussion with the Head Teacher and/or other staff in the school. Information regarding the County Complaints Procedure is available from the Head Teacher. Similarly, should any parents wish to view any LA, HMI or school documents which are currently available, please arrange to see the Head Teacher who will be pleased to discuss their implementation and significance for Park Mead.