Working Together

PDF file Family Testimonials (738KB)

Here are some comments from our current families.

Open Door Policy

Little Hadham Primary School prides itself on its Open Door Policy for communicating with parents. Each morning, teachers collect their class from the playground (main hall in bad weather) where parents can pass on a short message about their child. However, should parents wish a more detailed conversation, then they are asked to make an appointment through the school office.

Home-School Diary

On a day to day basis, every child has a Home-School Diary and parents and teachers can communicate through this.

Email and Text Messaging

Where possible, for environmental purposes, school communicates with parents through the school office admin system. For more direct contact, the school uses TeachersParents Text Messaging Service. (LHPS)

Meet the Teacher

At the start of every year, the school holds ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions where parents are invited to find out about learning and expectation in their child’s class. They also receive a curriculum letter which explains topics to be covered during the term. Parents at Little Hadham are invited to contribute ideas towards topic planning through a designated planning pro-forma.

Home School Agreement

In September, all parents are asked to sign and return the updated Home School Agreement which clearly identifies ways that both parents, pupils and teachers can work together to create the best possible learning environment for the children.

PDF file Home School Agreement 2017 (144KB)

ESafety Agreement

Once again, in September and February (S.I.D.)in order to keep our children safe online, every parents is asked to share the safety agreement with their child and sign and return it to school.

An E-Safety presentation for parents is held annually on Safer Internet Day in February.

PDF file Parents E-Safety Presentation (971KB)

PDF file Powerpoint Script (928KB )

PDF file Parents E-Safety factsheet (978KB)

PDF file E-Safety Agreement 2017 (121KB)

Diary Dates

Early on in the school year, staff try to create a provisional set of diary dates of events for the coming year to support parents with planning etc. These are circulated to all parents in September and are then added to as the year progresses.

Parent Consultations

Parent Consultation Evenings are held in both the Autumn and Spring Terms with an Open Evening in the Summer Term to discuss the Annual Report and SATs results.

In 2016, the KS1 SATs have been reviewed and the expectations have been raised. Please see below for further explanation.

PDF file KS1 SATs information (195KB)

SEN Support Plan Evenings

In the week prior to the Parent Consultation Evenings, a designated Parents Evening is in place to review SEN Support Plans/Pastoral Support Programmes/Intimate Care for pupils with additional needs. Pupil targets are reviewed and new objectives set.

Parent Secure Area

Parents are given access to the school Parent Secure Area, once they have signed and returned the appropriate safety form.

Parent Council

A parent is nominated from each class to form the Parent Council. They meet monthly to discuss any school concerns which are then shared with the Head teacher, if applicable. They are also responsible for creating the class phone pyramid for emergency contact.

Weekly Newsletters

Every week, parents received a copy (either electronically or hard copy) of the school newsletter and parents of Early Years pupils also receive a copy of the EYFS Newsletter each week. These are uploaded weekly on to the School website.

Parent View

Every Spring, we canvas parents for their views on the school community using a parental questionnaire based on OFSTED's Parent View. Findings from this questionnaire may feed in to the new School Development Plan for the coming year.

PDF file Parent Questionnaire 2017 (109KB)

PDF file Parent Questionnaire 2017 Findings (109KB)


To contribute your views, please see link below.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school