Working with families is central to everything we do at The Elmgreen School.
We look for opportunities to maximise the involvement of families in the way that we report on progress, plan our curriculum, develop enrichment activities and offer family learning opportunities. We encourage families to come and see what every day is like in The Elmgreen School through regular ‘Tea, Tour and Toast’ mornings where senior staff in the school take families on a tour of lessons. Some parents and carers support learning through volunteering to read once a week with Year 7 or 8 students; others help us organise deeper learning experiences through supporting school productions or running activities such as Gardening club.
In addition to regular contact about their child’s development and progress, families can influence and support the development of the school in a variety of ways, especially through sharing their experiences and ideas at our termly Parents’ and Carers’ Council or joining one of our working parties on issues such as helping Year 6/7 transition and ensuring achievement for all students. Joining the Parent Promoters’ Foundation (PPF) and getting involved in their activities is another key way that families are at the heart of The Elmgreen School.