We strongly believe that education is a shared partnership with school and home. We encourage parents to become fully involved in their learning and also in the life of the school.
We have a well-planned induction process of home visits for our new reception-age pupils, and liaise fully with parents and pre-school organisations in order that your child’s first experiences of school are positive and successful. In this way we are able to build strong relationships with all our children enabling us to discover and build their potential.
We invite all children & parents to sign a Home School Agreement, which sets out your expectations of us, and those of home, in supporting your child throughout their time at Elvetham Heath School.
During the year there will be formal opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and attainment, and view their work. The staff however are pleased to discuss any issues or concerns about your child’s progress at any time during the year and we appreciate your support if difficulties are identified. Please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with the class teacher or Headteacher if necessary. Each half-term you will receive a class newsletter to tell you about the work planned.
Written reports are sent to parents annually at the end of the Summer term, with interim reports being send out in the Spring term. These will provide details of your child’s progress and identify their next steps in learning. Hampshire schools keep careful records on the development and progress of each child; these records are confidential to the school and to the child’s parents or guardians.
We also organise meetings with parents to explain curriculum practice and developments. These are an opportunity to share information about the work of the school and also encourage a common approach to issues such as reading.