Good communication between school and parents is essential if we are to serve the best interests of our children. School publishes a regular newsletter which is posted on the school website under the News and Events section. This includes key dates and important information about upcoming events in school.
Information is also emailed out or sent in a notification to parents and carers via The School App. In order to access this information, you must download The School App and select Didsbury Road Primary school. Other messages and calendar events are also published on the app and website. We post messages about any changes to the school day on the front page of the website, e.g. snow days. The website also includes many other sections which may be of interest to you such as policies, curriculum and governing board information.
We hold two Parents’ Evenings a year, one in the Autumn Term and one in the Spring Term. The school uses an online booking system for Parents’ Evenings. In addition, you will receive your child’s school report in the Summer Term. We also hold ‘Bookshare’ and ‘Look at our Learning’ sessions where you are invited to come to your child’s classroom to view their work with them. If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher, please contact the school office in advance so that an appointment can be made. Unfortunately teachers are unable to speak to parents during the school day without an appointment, as they will be busy teaching the class. Telephone messages may be left with the school office who will pass this onto the class teacher. Teachers will return calls at an appropriate time. Emails to teaching staff should be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org and not directly to the teachers.
The Headteacher, Deputy/SENDCo and Assistant Headteacher are also available to speak to parents about any concerns they may have. Please call the school office to arrange an appointment. Our Learning and Welfare mentor is also available Monday – Friday between 9 - 9.30 and 2.45 – 3.15 to support with any home, family or welfare concerns. Again, please contact school to make an appointment to arrange a mutually convenient time. In most cases it is advisable to discuss concerns with the class teacher first, as they have the most detailed knowledge about your child.