Communication with Parents
We use an electronic system called Parentmail to communicate with our parents via email and text message. This covers letters, newsletters and general information which are sent directly to your email addresses or phone. We also use this system for any emergency messages we need to get out to parents via their text service, such as school closure due to bad weather or delayed return from school trips. In addition we use this system for payments for trips, school meals etc. In a continued effort to try and become more efficient we are developing the way in which we use Parentmail’s functions to collate and update pupil information and we now use their Forms option.
We would like to reassure parents that Parentmail is fully registered under the data protection registrar and guarantees that all information supplied will be kept completely private and there is also no advertising associated with this scheme.
At the beginning of each week, the school sends a newsletter to all parents, this will alternate between whole school newsletters and year group newsletters. Letters and information will be sent to parents during the week as appropriate to the year group. Whole school newsletters can also be viewed on the website and year group newsletters can be found under each year group on the Curriculum section of the website.
If your child is absent and you have not contacted the school prior to 9.00 am, we use parentmail text service to contact you directly regarding your child’s absence from school.
You may wish to visit the Parentmail website where you will find answers to most if not all of your questions and hopefully allay any concerns you may have. Please remember, you will not be able to utilise the site fully without registering first, when you receive an email from Parentmail, please follow the verification process and you will then be registered. Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding your parentmail account.
There is also a Parentmail App and we’d encourage all parents to download this as there are a number of benefits both to you and the school:
- You don’t need to login to pick up messages or attachments when you use the App.
- The App stores all the messages we send you in one place.
- Every message sent arrives as an instant alert on your mobile.
- You help save us money!
Please also see our Twitter account for latest news.
To ensure your contact details are up-to-date, please let the school office know of any changes -firstname.lastname@example.org
Annually you will be asked to up-date/confirm your details.
Letters and other Communications to School
For medical appointments and letters to cover absence due to illness, please send in a separate email to the school office -
Nursery and Reception - Contact Book
This book is used for general correspondence between parents and teachers. Any notes from the teacher will also be put in this book.
Years 1 to 3 - Homework Diary
This can be used to communicate short messages between parents and teachers and will include the reading record log. Please sign the homework diary on a weekly basis.
Years 4 to 6 - Notebook
Each child should provide their own notebook to keep note of key dates and any homework changes. This can also be used to communicate short messages between parents and teachers. Please let children know if there is a message for the teacher on a day as it is their responsibility to show this to the teacher.