How Can Parents and Carers Help?
We are always keen to welcome parents and carers, wherever possible, into school life.
If you are interested in volunteering in school, please contact the school office or Mrs Collins and we will be pleased to discuss options with you.
Parents regularly help with a range of activities such as reading with children, helping out in class, participating in games, sewing, cooking, school outings, concerts and whole school events. In order to safeguard our children we do require all parent volunteers to be DBS checked, the school office can help you with this.
Communication with Parents and Carers
All staff at Highfield endeavour to establish good relationships with all parents and carers.
We have open evenings during the school year so that we can meet with parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress. Every child has invited along so that they are directly involved in reviewing progress in their learning and setting their own targets to work towards.
All children receive reports at the end of the school year.
If you have a concern with your child then please contact their class teacher to make an appointment to meet them.
You may also communicate with your child’s teacher through your child’s home school diary.
If you require some further support then please arrange to speak to the Phase Leader or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Teaching staff are usually available after school.
Terrorist Activity in London
In recent months due to the ongoing terrorist activity in London, and across the country, we have had to cancel several school trips. These decisions are very difficult as we have to balance providing children with the brilliant educational experiences that our great city has to offer and our pupil’s and staff’s safety. We have therefore made the decision that if we are told the threat level is critical or imminent school trips into central London will be cancelled. We have to make the decision that gives some notice to staff and parents so there is the chance that the threat level may have been reduced by the time of the planned trip but we will keep to our original decision as people would have made plans accordingly.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support.