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Communication, Care and Guidance

Assembly is an important part of the school day, providing the opportunity for us all to come together as a community.  It is a time when we promote the values and attitudes that inform our ethos. 

For the children, it is a means by which they understand how they should behave towards each other and make sense of the world around them.  Our assemblies are organised in a variety of different ways, often involving story telling so that the moral messages which bind us all together, can be conveyed.  We also celebrate the diversity of our community by organising sharing assemblies where children can explore the cultures and traditions of each other. Above all else, we celebrate good attendance, good behaviour and achievement so that every child recognises the importance of personal effort and ultimate success.  Families are welcome to attend these achievement assemblies as this engenders pride in the children and reinforces the partnership between home and school. 

The class teacher will get to know you and your child very well and will be pleased to involve you in every aspect of life at school.  Certainly, it is important to recognise that every child is quite unique and will arrive at different milestones in their development, in their own way, and in their own time.   However, if for some reason your child is identified as having some additional learning needs, we will talk to you and agree a programme of classroom observation, testing, assessment and consultation so that appropriate action can be taken.  This may mean some additional support in particular areas.  Our approach to special needs is very practical and takes full account of national requirements.  In this regard, there are clear benefits which arise from being part of the Academy Trust in that we routinely have access to a team of specialist teachers and other professionals who will work individually with class teachers to plan suitable programmes of support. 

Effective communication is very important and therefore we seek to maintain regular contact between home and school through the weekly School News.  Additional information is readily available on the website.  However, if you prefer to deal with matters face to face, please remember to make an appointment as for the majority of our staff, the timetabled day is already fully committed to working directly with the children.