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For Parents & Carers

Communication

I hope that the tables below make our means of communication during ‘normal’ times clear.

Parents: Who do I contact and how?

Reason

Who to contact

Methods

General information

 

Specific information and questions relating to:

  • lunches
  • medical conditions and medication
  •  absence and attendance
  • changes to pick up arrangements
  • urgent messages
  • breakfast and after-school club
  • extra-curricular clubs

The school office

Absences: via the ParentMail app or leave a message on the school answer phone.

 

Other enquiries:

  • The school website has lots of information and may answer your question.  www.greshamvillage.co.uk
  • Face-to-face with either Julie at the hatch.
  • Telephone: 01263 577349. You can leave a message, if your call is unanswered.
  • Email: office@greshamvillage.co.uk

Questions about events and school dates

 

ParentMail Events

  • We update events regularly and you should find the information you need here. If not, please contact either your class teacher for class events or Julie for whole school events.

 

Questions about the curriculum, newsletters, nursery and after-school club fees.

 

 

The school website www.greshamvillageschoolandnursery.moonfruit.com

  • The website is regularly updated and has links to past newsletters, terms-on-a-page, other curriculum documents, nursery and after-school club times and costs and lots of other information.

 

Specific information and questions relating to your child’s education and welfare (nursery- year 6). This includes questions about school visits and specific incidents.

In the first place, your child’s teacher. If there is a longer- term problem the Headteacher.

  • Face-to-face at the beginning and end of the day.
  • If it is urgent or if you need a longer or private discussion, please telephone the school office and Julie will either be able to help or will ask your class teacher to call you back.

 

My child is in nursery or reception and I want to share significant milestones that have happened at home.

Tapestry

  • Please share on Tapestry. We love to see these milestones. Please do not use Tapestry for any other use.

 

Special Educational Needs

Class teachers

 

Mrs Leah, our SENDCo

 

  • Please use one of the methods above to contact your class teacher.

  • If you would like to contact Mrs Leah, her email address is gleah@greshamvillage.co.uk.

A safeguarding concern

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Goodliffe head@greshamvillage.co.uk.

 

The Deputy DSL is Ms Coombs dcoombs@greshamvillage.co.uk.

  • Please contact the DSL or Deputy DSL. Full contact details for all members of the team or what to do if you are worried that a child is at immediate risk of harm are available on the school website www.greshamvillage.co.uk.

 

 


School: How do school communicate with parents?

Reason

Who is responsible

Methods

Day-to-day conversations with parents regarding children’s health and welfare, progress and attainment, behaviour etc.

Class Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Senior MSA.

  • Face-to-face at the beginning or end of the day.
  • Telephone
  •  Arranging a special appointment

General information and notices

The school office

  • General information and notices will be published in regular newsletters through ParentMail.
  • There is a Newsletters section in ‘Parents’ on the school website, where you can find pdfs of past newsletters.

 

Specific notices and letters to parents

The school office

 

  • All letters are sent via ParentMail. When we require a response, this will be as a form.

Trips and events

The school office for whole school events

 

Class teachers for class events

  • We will post all events on the Events section of ParentMail. This should include all details and any changes we might make.
  • Letter via ParentMail with details. Parents to return permission form for out-of-school-hours events.
  • Text for last minute reminders, if required.

Reporting class news and events, celebrating success.

Class teachers

  • Parents’ Assembly
  • Regular posts on the school blog.

Safeguarding concerns

Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy

  • Face-to-face
  • Telephone

Information about children in Early Years’ progress and attainment

Classteacher, Nursery Leader, Teaching Assistants

 

  •  ‘Focus child’ meetings with parents once a term. This will include focussed observations recorded on Tapestry by school and home in the week prior to the meeting.
  • Other observations of ‘significant moments’ will be recorded as and when they happen.
  • Foundation Stage Profile and end of year report in July.

Information about the progress and attainment of children in Key Stages 1 and 2 (years 1- 6)

 

  • Termly Parent- Teacher Consultations.
  • Annual Report to Parents in July.
  • Mid-year mini-report prior to Spring Parent- Teacher Consultation.

Information about the progress and attainment of children with SEND or Pupil Premium entitlement.

 

  • Parents will be offered a consultation each term and teachers will contact parents for a ‘catch up’ in November and April, either face-to-face or by telephone.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.