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"Where every child has the chance to shine"
Communication with Parents and Carers
School uses PMX Parentmail for day to day communications with parents.
The scheme is entirely voluntary and it is understood that not everyone wishes to use an electronic form of communication. In these instances parents will receive communication from school in the form of paper copies in their child’s book bag and can pay for any school item wish cash or cheque at the school office.
Conventional methods of contacting parents through letters, phone calls, face to face contact etc will continue as normal where it is deemed to be more appropriate.
Parentmail PMX is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.
If you have any questions, or problems registering, please contact the school office for assistance
Home School Agreement
At Ashlands we have a Home School Agreement. between parents, children and the school and underpins our work together. It sets out all our responsibilities for ensuring each child achieves his/her best.
The Home School Agreement is completed at time of admission to Ashlands and forms part of the School Admission Form.
We hold two Parent Consultation Evenings within the academic year, one in Autumn and one in Spring. At the first, teachers will discuss how your child has settled into his/her class and agree with the parent a set of targets for the academic year. This is reviewed at the Spring Consultation Evening held in February.
Where parents need to speak to a member of staff outside of these times they should speak to the class teacher or contact the school office to make an appointment. We provide a written report about your child at the end of the academic year.
Annual Written Report
In the Summer Term of each year we provide a written report to parents.
Contact with Staff
You are able to speak to the head teacher, often at short notice if he is free.
It is normally possible to have a quick word with the class teacher at the beginning or end of the school day. If this is not possible, or if a longer conversation is required please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
We have Celebration Assemblies throughout the school year on a Tuesday morning at 9.10 am. They rotate between year groups and parents are welcome to come along and find out what the children have been up to.
Share and Celebrate
We have 'Share and Celebrate' sessions once a term. These are sessions where parents can come into school and see their child's work.
Curriculum Newsletters and Ashlands News
Our Curriculum Newsletters keep parents informed about what the children are doing in school. You can find these under the relevant year group in the curriculum tab.
You can view our school newspaper 'Ashlands News' under the useful forms tab.