We look to parents as our partners in the education of their children. The more closely we can work together with them, the greater the benefit will be for the student. We ask parents for their support in helping to maintain the standards required as a school that is sustaining excellence. We ask parents to take a close interest in the work and behaviour of their children and to sign the pupil planners each week. The planner is one of the many ways the school and parents can communicate with one another.
There is an excellent weekly newsletter which goes home by student post and posted on our website each Friday. This keeps parents informed about events in the school. There is also a Parents’ Forum that meets once a term. This is open to all parents and is an excellent opportunity for parents to meet members of the team and discuss and explore issues of general interest. In Year 7 there are several opportunities for parents to come in to meet tutors and teachers to discuss the development and progress of their child. This is to help parents adjust from their experience of primary school where there is generally more regular contact with staff.
After Year 7, there is an annual Parents’ Evening as well as an Options Evening in Year 9, a Target-Setting Evening in Year 10 and two Target-Setting evenings in Year 11.
Parents are welcome to come to school at any time to discuss the progress of their child. We do ask however, that an appointment is made in advance. If there is a pressing concern, we will always try and meet parents without an appointment but this is not always possible.
Family Support Officer
In partnership with St John’s Catholic Primary School in Bath, we have set up an effective system for helping those families who need extra support with aspects of the educational system or help in dealing with difficult domestic circumstances. This support is provided through our jointly appointed Family Support Officer. Parents and carers may contact the Family Support Officer on 01225 832873.