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Communication With Parents

We are committed to a fruitful and effective partnership between home and school, and believe that our pupils benefit from the knowledge that school and parents are working together to support, encourage and recognise their endeavours. We also value parental help in school, in the classroom and on educational visits.

School publishes a newsletter each half term; this information is available via paper copy, email, on our website and is also published on the village blog at www.parwich.org.

Parents should regularly check their child’s book bag (recommended on a daily basis) for further information of events or activities and permission slips as these are sent home directly with the children on a needs must basis.

The Headteacher is also available by email at headteacher@parwich.derbyshire.sch.uk should you have any queries or questions that require a swift response. Children are also able to use this address should they have any issues relating to homework or arrangements regarding school life.

Parent Consultation
Parents Consultation Evenings are formally held twice a year; however parents are welcome into school to discuss their child’s progress at anytime. Please speak directly to the class teacher involved to arrange a convenient time or email the office with your request.

Making a Complaint
The Education Act 2002, section 29, requires the Local Authority to have a policy which details the procedure in case of complaint. Copies of this procedure and details of areas covered by it can be seen at the school.

An important part of the procedure is that initially complaints should be addressed to the Headteacher so that an attempt can be made to resolve the problem informally. At Parwich Primary School we have a excellent working relationship with our parents and would hope that in the event of a complaint parents would first make this informal contact.

Information about your child will be kept on a computer and all information so held complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Personal Property and Valuables
Even in a small school such as ours, items of clothing and other objects do get mislaid. It does help greatly if all items of clothing are clearly labelled with the child’s name. Children sometimes bring in toys, watches, jewellery and other items into school. Although great care is taken, the school cannot be held responsible for the loss of these items and the children should be discouraged from bringing them into school, especially on days when the children have P.E. or games.

Money brought into school should be in an envelope, clearly marked with the child’s name.