14b. How will we be involved in the decisions about the learning of our children and young people?

  • We believe in building strong partnerships with parents and welcome parents to participate in school life.
  • Prior to a pupil going on to the SEN Register, parents are invited for an Initial Consultation meeting  with the Class Teacher where the types of provision and support to be put in place are discussed.
  • The school involves parents in their child’s learning through termly Teacher -Parent-Pupil Progress meetings, for a child with Special Educational Needs, there will also be an opportunity to discuss a child’s Pupil Passport and progress towards their targets. As part of this, teachers will ask parents how they will support their child at home.
  • Our newsletters, assemblies, parent workshops and information provided on the website all contribute to ensuring that parents are fully involved in their child’s learning journey.
  • During Teacher- Parent- Pupil Consultation meetings, a child’s attainment and progress is discussed with parents and new targets are discussed. Parents know how well their child is progressing and what steps are needed to ensure further progress.
  • The Park Hall curriculum is broad and balanced, language rich and creative and based on the idea that ‘Reading Take’s you Places’. Learning and teaching is centered on a high quality text and this is used to engage and excite learners throughout the topic. The curriculum overview is available on the school website to ensure all parents are aware of their child’s current learning
  • It is vital that parents support their child’s learning journey through daily reading and a wide variety of homework activities.
  • Teachers can be available at the beginning and the end of the day to address any additional parental concerns. When this is not possible, a meeting or phone call can be arranged, suitable for both parties.
  • Parents of children with an Education, Health Care Plan will be involved in annual review meetings with the Class Teacher and Senco. At these meetings the provision of the EHC Plan milestones are reviewed, amended and new milestones are set, in consultation with the pupil, parents, school staff and other agencies involved. This information is sent to the Local Authority Reviewing Caseworker, where a decision is made on the band and provision to be put in place for the following year.
  • There are opportunities provided throughout the year which allow parents to work alongside their children on projects within the classroom environment and parents are invited to learning workshops.
  • We have a Park Hall Family Association of which all parents are invited, and encouraged, to become active members of.
  • Our Local Governing Committee has parent representatives who actively seek the views of other parents