Parents are always welcome at Lingwood Primary Academy.
We see the link between Home and School as a very important aspect of our pupils’ education. Parents have various opportunities across the week to speak with staff about their child.
The Head Teacher is available in the playground every morning to speak with parents; staff are also about to deal with day to day issues at the start, but also at the end of the day.
If you have something of a more urgent or lengthy nature, we would ask that you contact the school for a specific appointment. Whilst these will be prioritised it is not always possible for longer meetings to happen during the school day, but will be accommodated as soon as is possible for both parties.
Parents receive regular updates through our reporting system, as well as a round up of weekly news in the School Newsletter [published every Friday on the website]. Parents are also kept informed by letters [usually regarding trips, visits and events] but also by the ParentMail text system. Two noticeboards – one at the entrance to the school, and one in the playground on the Reception classroom wall are always kept up to date with current information.
We also ask that parents support pupils with their homework. Homework can become an issue at high school if children have not got into the habit of regularly doing it at primary school. Our children will always have something to do – even if they say otherwise!
Reading, Times tables, Spellings or MathsWhizz are always good to do – especially reading which should be for at least 10 – 15 minutes a day at home.
Most of all though, we as a school want to get our communication right with parents, as well as ensuring that parents play a major role in their child’s development. If there are any ways you feel these can be improved, please let us know!
Attendance is the singularly most important aspect of a child’s education. If a child does not attend school – for whatever reason – they are not learning as well as they might be if they were in school. Regular attendance for children to be able to make progress is the key, and the best thing a Parent can do in supporting the school and getting involved with their child’s education, is to make sure that they are able to attend school each day, with everything they need to learn. This we ask above all else.
We understand that children are ill, or have other issues which might stop them attending. But we ask that if you are in doubt over this, to contact the school in the first instance and we will talk it through with you. Holidays in term time are not allowed, and there are very few ‘exceptional circumstances’ where the Head Teacher will grant permission for these. Non-emergency appointments for the dentist or doctors should now be made outside of school time. We do understand that hospital appointments are not changeable.
Above all, if a child is in school, we will ensure that they have the best environment to learn and succeed.