Throughout the school year, we send whole school and class letters and notes home with children for a number of reasons:
- 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.
We use our texting facility to remind parents and carers about events and to leave a quick message for a range of reasons. In the event that arrangements in school have to be altered or if the school has to close, the text message service will be used to inform parents of this. This service allows us to keep in regular contact with parents and carers. Please do let the school office know if your mobile phone number changes so we can ensure that we can keep in touch.
All class teachers have access to ‘Marvellous Me’. This is an app that allows teachers to send you positive messages about what your child/ren has been up to. The messages are sent to your Marvellous Me account and you can enable notifications to your phone or other device. Our aim is to have 100% of children having at least one adult signed up to the MM app. If you have not yet joined the app, please do contact your child’s class teacher who can let you have the unique PIN code that you need to join the app and link into your child’s account.
Each half term, we hold a Parent Pow-wow which all parents and carers are warmly invited to attend. This is an open meeting with at least two members of the Senior Leadership Team. Each meeting will have a focus that the school sets with regard to something that we would really like to get parental views upon. In addition, there will be half an hour set aside for parents to raise questions and queries with the Senior Leadership Team. Minutes of the Pow-wows are published here (see download section).