Working in Partnership
At Heathlands, we believe that in order for pupils to achieve, succeed and fly, there needs to be a strong partnership between home and school. There are many ways in which parents can support their children's learning journey.
Learning Alongside Your Child
Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities for family members to come into school and 'learn alongside' their children. Information can be found on class pages in Fronter or in our regular newsletters
Helping Your Child at Home
All pupils in school are given tasks to complete at home which will support their learning and it helps them if parents are involved in these. We would encourage all of our pupils to read daily, practice their number bonds and timestables and complete any class set homework on time.
Tasks set are dependent on the age and ability of the pupils and more information is available from the class teachers or on the class pages on Fronter.
We understand that some family members are willing and able to commit to coming in to help in school. This may be weekly to hear readers or practice number skills, or may be for special activities like art or cooking. At Heathlands, we recognise the value that these family members can add to school life and, therefore welcome any offers of support we receive.
If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact school.
In July 2017, parents/carers were given the chance to have their say into school development by completing a questionnaire.
The responses were very positive, with many replies saying how much parents appreciated the work that the staff do to support their children's learning. Below is a copy of all of the responses.
Social Media Statement
The Joseph Whitaker Family of schools have issued a joint statement regarding the use of social media in society and comments about school and in some cases regarding staff.
Please see below a copy of the statement issued in January 2018.