Communication With Parents

Arbor

Throughout the school year, we email whole school and class letters by Arbor.

  • The Kemsley Courier keeps parents and carers up-to-date events that will happen in school and also shares and celebrates experiences and achievements the children have had. A list of dates and events are included in each letter.
  • Class newsletters share with parents and carers information about their children’s up and coming curriculum content and explain what the children will be learning.
  • Other notes and letters inform parents and carers about trips, opportunities and events, and invite parents into school to share learning experiences with their children or to come along to groups and meetings.

As we are a cashless school, all payments are made by Arbor, whether this be for a school trip, school dinners or breakfast/after school club.

Dojo

All class teachers and parents have access to our online learning platform ‘Dojo’. This is an app that allows teachers to post class messages, pictures and videos of learning. It also allows for learning to be uploaded to one central place for parents to download.  Teachers also use it to send you positive messages about what your child has been up to.  It also allows parents to send messages to teachers. The messages are sent to your Dojo account and you can enable notifications to your phone or other device.

This online learning platform played a key role in keeping the school in touch with the community and for providing a base for remote learning. Our aim is to have 100% of children having at least one adult signed up to the Dojo app, so that all pupils can access learning remotely and parents can engage with the school more easily.

On our school Dojo page, whole school messages are shared and celebration assembly as well as our weekly newsletter is displayed here.

If you have not yet joined the app, please do contact your child’s class teacher who can then send you an invite to allow you access to link into your child’s account.

Tapestry

In our youngest classes (Nursery and Reception) teachers use Tapestry to record pupils learning in the form of pictures, videos and messages. Teachers also post messages to EYFS parents on the class page.