Beacon Infant and Nursery School

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Parents

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We know how important it is to work in complete partnership with parents and carers and for this reason we strive to have excellent relationships with all our parents and carers.

 

Parents and carers are welcomed into school each morning (8.40 – 8.55 am), when they can come into their children’s classes, settle their children, look at their children’s work and speak with classroom staff.  We hope that this 15 minute session helps parents/carers to feel they have plenty of opportunities to see what their child is doing in school and to liaise with staff if they wish.

If parents wish to speak with their child’s teacher at greater length or about a private matter, they are welcome to arrange an appointment with the teacher.

 

Family Learning:

 

There are often Family Learning courses run in our Beacon Children’s Centre which prove to be very popular with our parents.  Recently course have run on “Smooth Transitions to School”, “Helping your child with Literacy and Numeracy” and now a “Storysacks” course.  These are courses when parents/carers and their children have time to learn together.

 

Support for parents/carers:  

 

We have an excellent  Pastoral Team, consisting of our Pastoral Manager (PM), Jackie Hawkins, Sharon Angel, Parent Support Advisor (PSA) and our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Mrs Amanda Penk.

 

These staff help parents and their children on a whole range of matters.  They are available to speak with parents who may like information about such things as childcare, sporting facilities, financial advice and housing issues.  Our PM and PSA can guide and sign-post to the appropriate places.

 

Sometimes families need more help and our PM and PSA can then offer packages of support with things such as behaviour management, bedtime routines, healthy living.

 

Our Pastoral Team will work in partnership with other agencies when appropriate.  The Pastoral Team have established excellent links with many other agencies and professionals, such as Wadebridge Foodbank, Health trainers, Health Advisors and the Children’s Centre.