Parents are always welcome
We cannot overstate the role of parents in supporting their children and in supporting the school. An effective partnership with parents is encouraged at all times and parents are always welcome to make arrangements to meet the class teacher or principal.
We involve and inform the parents through:
Seesaw - children share their learning experiences through this app
Supporting Families Through Learning Project
Coleraine Education Community Project
Parent curriculum training sessions
PTA meetings/fundraising activities
School and class letters
Regular school and class assemblies
Curricular help / school visits
Questionnaires - feedback encouraged
Parent representatives on Board of Governors
Our education community worker
Churchland Community Supporting Families Through Learning Project with St. John's allows us the privilege of an extra teacher and an additional learning support assistant in the foundation stage. They provide additional support for the children but also help upskill parents so they can support their child's learning.
Parents use this app to see their children's progress and staff can keep in great contact with parents! The children love showing off their learning to their parents.
We feel homework is a means of helping to raise pupil achievement and of enabling the school to offer some pastoral support beyond the school day. It can often reinforce concepts the children are learning in school. It provides a means for pupils to develop good study habits and encourages then to become independent learners. We are involved in programmes such as Coleraine Education Community Project and Supporting Families Through Learning which enables us to provide training to parents to help you best support your child's learning in school. Parents are encouraged to use our website e.g. to listen to Jolly Phonics sounds to learn with their children, leaflets are distributed annually to inform parents how to help with e.g.guided reading. Fun activities are provided regularly for parents and children share together!