Working Together for Change in Schools
Another school year and already we have so much planned! A very exciting aspect is that, as of last July, we are now working towards being a two form entry school. This means more children, more staff and more building work. The plans are superb so we are all looking forward to that.
Our work on Person Centred Learning is continuing to take a high priority as we develop a much greater pupil involvement in planning activities.
An important focus is going to be working with parents use ‘Working Together for Change’. The Parents Forum meetings we hold every term will become more focussed. We will concentrate on aspects of school life that work for our parents, those aspects that are not working so well, and also things that are important for the future. This will be fed into the School Development Plan.
As the year progresses, we will have regular opportunities to update and keep ‘live’ our One Page Profiles. Now that all the children have a lovely ‘postcard’ with their interests on, we will update these each term. This will then feed into creating a new one to hand on to the next class teacher. We will consult with the pupils about aspects of school that are working / not working. This will be done via class assemblies as well as dedicated class time. I am looking forward to working with the School Council on this too. In our community assemblies, we will consult with parents on more general aspects of school. We will also have at our assemblies a copy of the Home School Agreements, to keep them at the forefront of our minds. Keeping the new Home School Agreements live will also be done via monthly updates in our Friday Issues.
So as another school year starts at great pace, we have lots of exciting projects to develop and look forward to.