Keeping you Informed
Communication between home and school
At St Michael’s we build a strong partnership between staff and parents and carers because we know this is important in helping children to achieve and to enjoy learning. We will keep you well informed about the school and involved in your child’s education.
Every other Friday, the headteacher sends home a newsletter with each child to tell you about special events, school activities and to give you information on day-to-day school life. It is also published on the school’s website (copies of the most recent newsletters can be accessed from the list at the foot of this page).
Every term, parents will be invited to meet with the teachers. This will be an opportunity to look at your child’s work in books, discuss their learning, progress and your child’s targets. At the end of the year there will also be a written report, which forms part of your child's records.
We offer workshops to give parents/carers an opportunity to learn more about how the children are being taught at St Michael’s. At the beginning of the year teachers invite parents for an open morning in their classroom to share general information and also to give parents an opportunity to see the classroom of their child. Each term the teachers send out an information leaflet about the topics that will be taught that term.
If we have any concerns about your child’s progress, happiness and well-being or behaviour, the teacher will contact you straight away to discuss this with you.
If you have any concerns that you want to discuss with us then please contact us or come and see us as soon as possible. Teachers are usually readily available after school, but alternatively you could arrange a mutually convenient meeting time by phoning the office or sending a note or email to the school.
If you have a concern regarding your child’s special needs, please arrange an appointment with the Inclusion Manager.
Parents with a serious concern or complaint should arrange
to talk this over with the Deputy or Headteacher. We hope
that most problems or concerns can be sorted out in this
way. However, if you have a concern that cannot be resolved
by speaking to the Headteacher and you wish to make a formal
complaint to the governors, then a copy of the formal
procedure is available from the school office and on this
website (see the Policies page).
Recent newsletters (normally issued fortnightly -
click on the relevant date to view)
Pupil & Parent Questionnaires
The results of the annual surveys of both parents and
pupils that the school undertakes to obtain feedback on the
school are collated and published below - click on the
relevant item/link to view.