We actively encourage a close relationship between parents and all staff. Sharing information gives us a deeper insight into the wellbeing and progress of each child, and our open-door policy means we’re readily available to discuss any concerns that arise.
Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning, and the school gives guidance on how best this can be achieved. Parents are also invited to regular parents’ evenings, open mornings, sports days, concerts, class assemblies, and theatrical productions. They can also join in their child’s class to share special events or celebrate a religious festival.
At the end of each autumn term parents will be invited to the school Christmas plays or concerts. Throughout the year there are opportunities for parents to watch various sporting events.
All parents will be invited to the Sports Day held in the summer term. From time to time other events, such as concerts and art exhibitions, will take place at school and, in the hope they will be able to attend them, parents will always receive information about these in plenty of time to make arrangements.
In the autumn and summer terms there will be parents’ open evenings at which parents are able to visit all the classrooms in the school to observe the work on display throughout the school and to see their own child’s work. We also hold ‘Family and Friends’ afternoons when lower school children are encouraged to bring their parents, grandparents or other members of their family to see round the school.
At the end of the summer term, two final assemblies will be held, where prizes are awarded to children in Year 6.
The Radnor House Parents’ Association (RHPA)
The RHPA will be a great way to meet other parents and become better informed about issues and events affecting school life. The Association will aim to welcome and help new children and families to integrate into the school community.
All parents are automatically members. The Association will not deal with academic or curriculum aspects of the school or other matters within the prerogative of the Head.
The key objectives of the Association will be:
- to act as a social forum for the parents and pupils of the school
- to organise social events for parents and pupils
The RHPA will be overseen by a committee consisting of a chairman, vice chairman, treasurer, charities’ coordinator and two additional parent representatives. There will be one form representative for each class who attends RHPA meetings.
The committee and form representatives will normally meet twice each term. For the agendas of forthcoming meetings, parents with an item of interest or an activity to propose will be able to contact either their form representative or the chairman.
The RHPA may appoint sub-committees for special purposes (eg social activities such as the autumn’s social, the quiz night and the summer fair) and the RHPA will be keen to draw on the talents and energy of as many parents as possible in its activities.
Website and parent portal
As well as the information provided on this website, parents will also have an account on the parent portal which is a secure portal for parents. To access the portal, parents will have a secure login, and all parents will be emailed when their child starts at the school with details on how to set up an account.
All circulars and copies of the weekly newsletter will be posted on the portal. At the beginning of every term an outline of the curriculum for each year group will also be available on the portal. Reports and assessment cards will be uploaded to the parent portal.
The children will also be provided with a login name and password to access the various sites and online learning resources.
In the autumn and spring terms parents will be invited to make individual ten minute appointments with their child’s teacher.
Appointments will be booked on-line with instructions sent to parents when the booking period opens, usually about two weeks before the parent/teacher meetings week.
Parents will also be able to make appointments with individual specialist subject teachers. After any formal meeting, parents will receive a comprehensive contact form outlining the discussion.
Parents will receive a comprehensive contact form recording the discussions held at parents’ Evenings. At the end of the summer term all children will receive a traditional, lengthy, written report on their child’s progress at the end of every school.