Information for Parents
Parents and often extended family members are very welcome in school; we work together to help your children achieve their potential. You will find the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teachers and Learning Mentors on the playground at the start and end of each day and you can talk to class teachers at home time too. Ofsted Inspectors reported the following: ‘Discussions with parents and the results of the school’s own surveys indicate that parents are pleased with the care and education provided.’
Apart from usual Parent Evenings three times a year and a written report, we are trying to carry on with class assemblies and ‘Well Done Assemblies’ in a covid friendly way. Hopefully parents will once again be invited into school to work alongside their children in our INSPIRE workshops and be able to join with us in celebrations of their child’s achievements or in whole school events and festivals such as ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in support of MacMillan Cancer, Divali, Eid, Christmas and Vaisakhi amongst others.
We are a healthy school and provide fruit for all our KS1 pupils. We encourage all pupils and parents to drink plenty of water and have regular physical activity days or health days where children and parents have a sustained block of enjoyable exercise time.
We have access to a purposely built canteen where healthy school meals are provided. There is home made bread and a nutritious salad cart available each day for school meal pupils. We have packed lunch provision but we ask that these meals are nutritious also. The canteen staff work with the school and have organised special meal days where we may try different international cuisines. These are very popular with all pupils and staff and packed lunch children can purchase the meal if they so wish.
We have a wide range of support staff that provide the ‘wrap around care’ that your child deserves. Our Teaching Assistants are well trained and skilled to a high level to manage learning and behaviour.
We also have access to services from a family support worker to support us in our drive to raise punctuality and attendance to at least 96% . All Ladywood schools refuse to authorise leave of absence in term time
Below you will find links giving you information you need to support your child in school.