Our new term has started well…
Our new term has started well, with new teachers, teaching assistants and pupils settling in happily.
As part of my drive to increase parental involvement in their children’s education, I sent home a letter asking for them to share with me the hopes and aspirations that they have for their children. This was in the form of a star, which the parents filled in and returned to me at school. Initially, I was concerned that I might receive unachievable or unrealistic social or academic aspirations. To this end I was careful with the working of the letter: View letter
I have been so pleased with the response. Of course, I have not received a Hopes and Aspirations Star from everyone, but we have had back a majority. It has been lovely to read the very positive aspirations; ranging from ‘to be able to read their little sister a story’ through to ‘continue to love coming to school’.
So what will we do with these now? We have a fantastic administration assistant who has typed up all the hopes and aspirations stars, in class sets. These will be kept by each class teacher, and form the opening dialogue at our Autumn term parents evening. The stars themselves have been cut out, laminated and I have made a display around the main entrance to the school, so that parents, children, Governors and visitors can read them; we can all work together towards achieving these hopes and aspirations.