Liaison with parents

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. We often have work viewing days throughout the year and hold specific curriculum evenings for parents to find out more about the way their children are taught.

The staff 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 and monthly Headteacher newsletters which include upcoming dates for your diary.

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 acknowledge the many skills that our parents have and so you are always warmly welcomed as volunteer helpers working alongside children in school, or helping with school visits. In these cases parents/ helpers will need to make contact with the school office in order that our security process is adhered to. You are also welcome to attend special class and celebration assemblies.

We recognise that some parents are not able to regularly keep in contact with the school. If you would like us to send information to you, such as newsletters, photograph orders and invitation to events, please contact the school office who will include you in all such correspondence.

The Fleet network of schools share the services of a Parent Support Advisor (PSA). Kate Williams is our PSA and she is based at Court Moor School. Click here to find out more information about how Kate may be able to help parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child.