Parents in School


The most important influence on the child is the home, and parents are very much partners with the teachers in the education process.

Parents are welcome to come to visit at any time.  A telephone call before a visit will ensure that there is someone free to see you, but please do come if you have any worries at all about your child.

Parental helpers are welcomed at the discretion of the Headteacher as they need to be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked as per our school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding arrangements. Over the last few years parents have helped with preparation for art and craft lessons, completed photo-copying,  worked with children in the classroom and individuals.  Also several parents have worked hard to improve the library and classify the books.  In addition, parents work with individuals and groups of children on class work especially with those children on the SEN register.

Weekly Information sheets are sent home with the children and they can also now be found on the website! These are designed to keep you in touch with what is happening at school, and contain important items such as holiday dates, reminders, forthcoming events etc.  Each Information Sheet is numbered so that you can check if any have been missed.  A search through pockets and bags every so often to check for letters from school is a good idea!

Parents’ Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms.  These are opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and for the teacher to ask you about your child.

Reports are sent out during the Summer Term.  At the end of National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 (i.e. at around ages 7 and 11) the results of Teacher Assessment and Standard Assessment tasks will be reported to parents, as are any other statutory tests such as the YEAR 1 phonics test. School offer parents the opportunity for another parents’ evening or discussion after these reports are sent out as well as the chance to send back a ‘Parents Comments’ page.

The Governors and staff much appreciate the efforts of the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (P.T.F.A.) who help school enormously and raise funds for extras which otherwise we would not be able to afford.  All parents of children attending St. Wilfrid’s are automatically members of the P.T.F.A.  Meetings to organise social and fund-raising events are held regularly and the A.G.M. is held every October, when the Committee is elected.  All parents are invited and encouraged to participate fully in the P.T.F.A.  Further details are obtainable from the P.T.F.A Secretary c/o St. Wilfrid’s School.   Please help this continue when your children join us!

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