Haslam Park Primary School

Parent Partnership Award

 

Welcome to our parent partnership page....

At Haslam Park, we highly value the relationships we have with our parents and carers. 

We truly believe that our pupils benefit most from their educational experience and care here when we work in partnership with parents.  Children have two main educators in their lives- their parents and their teachers. 

Both have crucial roles to play and the impact of learning is greater if we work together with shared aims.  We want to make our school a welcoming place for parents with an ethos based on mutual trust and respect.

Parental involvement in our school can be divided into three broad strands:

  • Parental involvement in the life of the school;
  • Parental support for the individual child at home and in school and 
  • School's support for parents with the intent of improving the experiences of both parents and children.  

Improving Our Offer:

As we move towards achieving our 'Leading Parent Partnership Award' ,this academic year, we will be offering parents and carers a range of exciting, collaborative experiences. 

 

So far, as of January 2020, we have offered parents:

  • Parent/child cooking and healthy eating workshops facilitated by Manchester City 'in the Community' scheme;
  • A more accessible school website with the addition of 'google translate';
  • Stay and read sessions for parents following class assemblies;
  • An invitation for all parents to become involved in our new and improved PTA and all of their incredible events and 
  • Opportunities to share their opinions on parents' evening via parent questionnaires.

Our next steps - during the spring term- will be to:

  • Continue 'stay and read' sessions following class assemblies;
  • Academic workshops across years 1-6 in which parents will have the opportunity to engage in their child's learning;
  • Invite parents to 'stay and play' in EYFS;
  • Design and deliver several exciting opportunities for parents to become involved in whole-school projects based on topical events;
  • Improve our in-year admissions process by offering further transition meetings and drop ins for new parents and children;
  • improving our in- year admissions process by designing a 'new parent' leaflet which will be translated into several languages and 
  • Inviting parents into several of our 6 transition afternoons during the summer term. 

We hope to see as many of our parents engaging in our much-improved offer over the coming months.  Please keep visiting this page for updates and photographs.

Should you have any suggestions for ways in which we can further involve parents in our school community, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Roughley (headteacher) or Mrs Griffin/Mrs Haslam (the Leading Parent Partnership team).

Stay and Read

Stay and Read- Bell Class. January 2019

Following Mr Hoodless' fantastic assembly on 'Space and the Planets', lots of our lovely parents stayed to read and engage in their child's learning. 

Here are some of the comments left on the feedback forms provided:

'The classroom setting was comfortable. Spending time with my daughter and talking about what she was reading  ie discussions was a positive experience for both me and my daughter."

'I got to see what my child was reading and we had a bit of a chat!"

" I enjoyed having time with my daughter in school, learning about space."

Stay and Read - Pankhurst  and McKellen Class. December 2019

Mrs Griffin and Miss Festchyschak were so pleased to see lots of lovely parents attending our 'stay and read' session following our 'Robinwood' assembly. 

Here are some of the comments left on the feedback forms provided:

"I enjoyed reading with my granddaughter"

"It was nice to sit in the classroom with my child."

"Can we have more chances to stay and see what the children are learning?"