How can parents help?

We are always keen to welcome parents and carers, wherever possible, into school life. If you are interested in volunteering in school, please contact the school office or the Marina Sophecleous and we will be pleased to discuss options with you. In order to safeguard our children we do require all parent volunteers to have the right safeguarding checks and Marina and the school office can support with this.

Parents regularly help with a range of activities such as reading with children, helping out in class, participating in games, sewing, cooking, school outings, concerts and whole school events.

We really are most grateful for all the help we get from parents and carers.

Communication with parents

As a staff we endeavour to establish a good relationship with all parents and carers.

We have parent consultation days during the school year so that we can meet with parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress. Every child is invited along so that they are directly involved in reviewing progress in their learning and setting their own targets to work towards.

All children are given reports in either April/May or July depending on their year group.

If you have a concern with your child then please speak to their class teacher. If you require some further support then please arrange to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership team. This can be done by arranging an appointment through the school office.


Supporting Your Child

There are two things you must do to help your child:

  • Get your child to school on time
  • Make sure hild attends school every day

You can also support your child by:

  • making sure that your child understands the School Rules
  • keeping in regular contact with your child’s teacher: attending consultation meetings; if necessary talk to your child’s teacher after school or make an appointment to see them
  • ensuring that the school has up-to-date contact details for you
  • talking with your child about their school  day
  • reading regularly with your child – this is the best way to improve their literacy skills
  • encouraging your child to talk to an adult at school if they have difficulty with another child
  • ensuring your child is appropriately dressed for school
  • ensuring your child goes to bed in good time, so they are ready for learning the next day
  • sending in P.E and swimming kits on the correct days

Parents can protect the health and safety of all our children by not:

  • smoking on the school premises
  • parking on the yellow lines outside school
  • bringing dogs into the playground
  • getting involved in an incident in the playground – please inform a member of staff instead


What should I do if I have a concern about my child at Brimsdown?

Please talk to your child’s teacher after school or phone the office with a message for them. If you need to talk to someone else, please telephone or call in at the office. The Headteacher or other members of the Senior Leadership team are usually on hand. If you have a concern about your child’s progress please contact the Paul Venus, Inclusion Lead, or Evelyn McSweeney, SENCO.