Communication

A successful partnership between home and school is seen as key to ensuring success for all learners at Deansfield.  As a school we have a complete commitment to establishing the most effective communication with parents that we possibly can and to providing as many opportunities as possible for us to work in partnership.  Our communication map, at the bottom of the page, indicates the many ways we hope to include parents in our school community and ensure that they are kept fully informed of daily/weekly and termly activities and events. There are opportunities for daily, weekly, termly and annual involvement in the activities of the school:

Daily communication/involvement

· Class Teachers available at the end of the school day or by appointment.

           Phone: 0208 8501218

           Email : sao@deansfield.greenwich.sch.uk

· Class Teachers/SLT available to receive telephone calls from working parents

· Head Teacher and members of SLT available on the school gates

· Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion/SENCO available to speak to parents of children with SEND by appointment

· School Website provides current information and news of events

· Twitter offers news of events

· Text messaging service provides information/reminders for parents of key events/dates

· Parent volunteers supporting in school by arrangement with the Class Teacher

· Café facilities (in the dinner hall) available for parents to use

· Parents Room (Foundation Building) provides additional facilities in which parents can meet on an informal basis.

Weekly communication/involvement

· Letters home providing information about events, trips, etc

· Friday Flier newsletter provides information and updates on current news, events and activities

· Café formally set up for parents every Friday

· Homework journals/Reading Logs and Contact Books shared between home and school.

Termly communication/involvement

· Parent workshops to inform parents of the school’s teaching provision for
   Early Years, reading, writing, maths, behaviour and communication

· Parent Interviews with Class Teachers

· Termly Newsletters outlining the curriculum for the term ahead for each Year Group

· Parent Questionnaires consult with parents and provide an opportunity for parents to express views on key aspects of the school

· Head Teacher/Parent coffee mornings

· SEND coffee mornings providing parents of children with SEND with an opportunity to meet with each other and with the SENCO/Inclusion Leader

· Termly targets set for children with SEND shared with parents

· Parents invited to class assemblies

· Parents invited to special school events, including Summer Open Evening and International Evening

· Deansfield Parents Association meetings and special events, including social events and school events (Summer Fayre, discos, etc)

· Parental support on school trips

· Governing body committees, including parent governor meetings with Head Teacher and Governors monitoring mornings

Annual communication/involvement

· End of year report and progress shared with parents

· Summer Open evening

· End of Key Stage Statutory Assessments shared with parents (Years  FS2, 1,2, 6)

· Sports Day

· Christmas performances for EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2
 

We are very proud of the supportive community that we have established at Deansfield. If you have any further suggestions that can be used to make further improvements to our communication systems we would be very happy to hear from you.

There is a chart in every classroom, and a link in Pupil Voice, to advise pupils of people who can help them in school.