We actively seek to build a close relationship between home and school and to involve you in the life of the school and your child’s learning as we know that parental involvement in children’s education from an early age has a significant effect on educational achievement, and continues to do so in adolescence and adulthood.
There are many ways you can get involved in your child’s education and school life and support what we do here at Ryhill.
We like to give you a taste of what it is like in your child’s class and join in with their learning. To help with this, we run termly Inspire sessions where you will be invited to join your child in class to complete a lesson or task in a range of subjects. These can be really fun ways for you to participate in your child’s learning but can also be very valuable in providing you with ways in which to support your child at home.
Throughout the year we always offer workshops that can help you to help your child at home from phonics sessions to Year 6 SATs information sessions to mental health and wellbeing classes. We strongly encourage you to take full advantage of all the workshops and sessions we offer as they can be an invaluable tool for support your child through their time at school.
A formal parents’ evening twice a year provides the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, attainment and attitude to learning as well as targets and tips and advice for supporting your child at home. We also offer an informal drop-in is for you to discuss your child’s written end-of-year report.
We want you to be able to celebrate the successes and achievements that your child has during their time at Ryhill. We hold weekly Special Mentions Assemblies where teachers nominate a pupil from each class to receive a certificate for their personal accomplishments that week. If your child is nominated, you will be given prior notice and invited to attend our assembly so that you have the chance to celebrate with us.
We have many opportunities for parents to help in school – from reading with pupils to helping on visits and with fundraising events. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in offering any of your time or skills to support our pupils.
Attending our events is a great way to get involved and support the school and your child! We have a range of events from summer fairs, book fairs, baking competitions, sports days, gardening days and performances and assemblies that happen annually and we love to see as many of you turn up to these events as possible!
After school Clubs
We offer a variety of after-school clubs to all pupils provided by our staff and external providers. Encouraging your child to get involved in extra-curricular events can help build confidence, social skills, communication skills and supports their health and wellbeing.
Your thoughts and feedback are so important to us and so we regularly seek parents’ views through a range of methods throughout the year. We have a suggestion box at the entrance where you can drop a note with your suggestion and we will regularly use paper-based questionnaires and online Microsoft Forms to gather your views and ideas. Of course, you can always come and chat to Mrs Jones or any other member of staff if you have ideas and suggestions you want to share.
Staff are also in the playground at the start and end of the day and this gives you the opportunity to talk to your child’s teachers about any concerns that may arise.
Our Parent Teacher Association is always looking for volunteers and members to attend meetings or to offer support with fundraising events around school. If you have any time or expertise that you feel you can offer, the PTA is a fantastic way for you to get involved with, and support, your child’s education! Please see Mrs Jones, Miss Lazenby or Mrs Michelle McCabe (Governor), if you are interested or want to know more.
For our youngest learners in school (EYFS) we use the Tapestry App to share your child’s learning journey with you and where you can provide insightful knowledge of your child’s development with their class teacher. If you want to know more, please see Miss Gill or Mrs Box.
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