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.
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.
- Home School Agreement (144KB)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Every fortnight, 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. These are uploaded on to the School website.
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.
To contribute your views, please see link below.