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 throughout the year 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, a quick message or conversation at the start or end of the day may be shared. For a longer meeting, please contact the school office or talk to the class teacher to arrange a convenient time. Unfortunately teachers are not always available to speak to parents during the school day as they will be busy teaching the class but telephone messages may be left with the school office who will pass this on to the class teacher. Teachers will return calls as soon as they have the opportunity. Please send emails to teaching staff via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Headteacher, Deputy, Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo are also available to speak to parents about any concerns they may have. Our Learning and Welfare mentor is also available to support with any home, family or welfare concerns. Mrs Collins and Mrs Milne are present at the gate or in the playground before school most days or you are welcome to contact school to make an appointment. In most cases it is advisable to discuss concerns with the class teacher first as they have the most detailed knowledge about your child. Parents and Carers are also invited to attend termly family forum meetings and are welcome to provide feedback in our parent questionnaires.