Partnership with Parents

Fundamental to the school's philosophy and practice is the biblical principle that education is primarily the responsibility of the parents, rather than the State.

  Our role as a school is to work alongside parents, serving them by providing the structure and specialist knowledge to assist them in fulfilling this task, whilst holding in trust that measure of responsibility they have delegated to us. In the light of this understanding of our partnership in the education of the children, we ask that each family offers at least half a day (or equivalent) helping in school each week. This could be as a Teaching Assistant, listening to readers, administrative help - whatever your talents, we are keen to use them to enhance the education of our children. 

The involvement of parents was noted in our Inspection Report: "They [staff] are supported by a large number of parents who provide valuable and valued support and partnership".

We appreciate that helping in school may be a challenge so please talk to the school about this should you think this could be difficult. There are also a number of creative ways that parents can serve the school outside school hours.