Communication with parents

How do you ensure that parents know ‘who’s who’ and who they contact if they have concerns about their child?

  • ‘Key staff’ section on the academy websites
  • On entry to the academy parents/carers will have the opportunity to meet form tutor/head of house/performance leader (all years)
  • Regular contact via telephone calls/letter (all years)
  • Learning Support Manager/Assistant SENCO meet parents (all years)
  • Parents evenings (all years)

Do parents have to make an appointment to meet with staff or do you have an open door policy?

  • Academy will endeavour to meet with parents – open door policy
  • Appointments can be made at a mutually agreed time

What opportunities are there for parents to have their say about their son/daughter’s education?

  • Parents evenings (all years)
  • Parent questionnaires (all years)
  • Annual review meetings (all years)
  • Open door policy (all years)
  • Arranging a meeting with middle leaders/senior leadership team (all years)
  • Via the academy website (all years)

What opportunities are there for parents to get involved with the academy or become academy governors?

  • Application to be a governor when parent governor position becomes available
  • Volunteering via ‘Friends of Haywood’

How does the governing body involve other agencies in meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and supporting their families?

  • Special Educational Needs link governor
  • Standards and Progress Governing committee
  • Governors attend data reviews
  • Governors ratify Learning Support policy and accessibility plan