Parents are children’s first educator – a role which cannot be replaced by schooling. Children’s success at school is very much dependent on parents continuing their role as the first educator and supporting to school. Bigland Green expects both parents, where feasible, to play an active part in their child’s education and learning.
At Bigland, we strongly believe that parents as children’s first educators are crucial to our success and achievements. We value and want to work in a partnership with parents and carers. Please become involved – a newsletter is sent home every Friday with information for you to read. The newsletter can be downloaded from the homepage.
The displays around the school also inform you of what is happening and how you can help. The school has a Parents Committee that meets regularly to discuss various issues. Parents Committee is formed in September each year. All parents are invited to Parents Committee meetings.
Read to Learn
All classes have ‘Read to Learn’ from 9:00 AM to 9:15 – Tuesday to Friday. All parents are invited to take part regularly even if it is for one day per week. This will boost the confidence of young children. Older pupils will have the opportunity to develop higher level reading skills. It is therefore crucial for parents to take part, particularly in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6).
Parents who make the time to attend CANDO meetings are able to provide better support as they know exactly what help is needed. During the CANDO meetings some of the Year groups share assessments of learning that provides clear insight of the learning patterns of their children. The focused workshop allows parents to make good use of the time that they spend with their children at home.
Get involved and support the school
At Bigland Green, we want parents and teachers to work in strong partnership to support children’s learning and well-being. The school will help parents to build a strong relationship with the staff so that they can have good communication and work well together. Then there would be less reliance on virtual communication (e.g. Whatsapp and other forms of detached electronic communication) that often leads unnecessary concerns and miscommunication.
There are many different ways in which parents can get involved… just ask your child’s classteacher.