Parental Involvement

Our schools encourage open communication between home and school. We issue weekly newsletters to parents and hold themed parent meetings regularly. These meetings ensure that parents are well informed about changes happening in the school curriculum, assessment and current initiatives in the school. Each class sends out a termly curriculum letter to inform parents of the term's learning themes, curricular learning targets and about how they can support their child's learning at home. The school also sends out parent questionnaires in order to get feedback about how we are doing, because we value parents views.

Each school has an "open door" policy and actively encourages parental and family involvement in school. There are opportunities at the end of the day and briefly before school for discussions with class teachers. Each class holds a termly parental engagement event for parents to come into school and share their children's work and we also have termly Parent-Teacher meetings. Other meetings to review your child's work and talk with the teachers can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Each school has it's own PTA, which welcome and value any input given by parents. Both the North Petherwin PTFA and Werrington's FOWSA organise some great social and fundraising events which provide precious resources and opportunities for the children.

We are always grateful to those parents who come in to school and help out. Don't be shy! If you have some spare time or a particular skill or talent, we would love to hear from you. Parent helpers can get involved in school with reading, helping on school trips, after school clubs and as governors. Please be advised that voluntary helpers will need D.B.S clearance (Disclosure and Barrings Service) which the school can arrange.

If you would like to get more involved, please contact your school office.