- Keep us well informed of any difficulties your child may be experiencing
- Give clear instructions about arrangements for your child going home
- Explain absences either through a letter to the class teacher, e-mail or a telephone call to the School Secretary
- Inform us of any changes of address or of telephone numbers where you may be reached
Benefits of the PTA:
- talk with and listen to other children and adults
- play and socialise with others
- understand and follow simple instructions
- dress and feed themselves and attend to their own toilet needs
- Cope with being separated from their parents/carers
A pre-school information pack is presented to parents in July.
- Taking an interest in your child’s learning
- Supporting our homework policy and encouraging your child to use our ‘learning platform’ to extent and consolidate their thinking
- Sharing and enjoying books and talking about the texts
- Encouraging independence and self reliance in organising themselves
Supporting your child with writing
Many parents attended the evening workshop provided by Mavis Humphreys. Please find below the parents’ booklet that was available on the evening, outlining strategies that can be used to help you to support your child’s writing. Parents’ booklet
We are fantastically well supported by our PTA, and parents play a key role in making St Martin’s the successful school it is.
As a parents/carers of children at the school you are automatically members of the PTA.
We try to build a strong partnership with parents and we aim to make you feel welcome. We will contact you if there are any problems and let you know if your child has done something particularly praiseworthy.
We communicate through:
- Our home/school book and monthly newsletters
- Three parents’ evenings a year
- Our learning platform on the internet
- An end of year school report
- Informal meetings – eg chats before and after school
Helpers in school
We welcome and encourage volunteers to come in and help with learning activities such as assisting swimmers, cooking, hearing readers, and accompanying school trips. We have nearly 100 regular helpers, all we ask is that a CRB check is completed before you start coming into school. Just take your passport or driving licence to the Education Department and ask to fill in the criminal record check forms.
A school booklet entitled ‘Guidance for Helpers in School’ is available free from the School Secretary.