Parents in Partnership
We welcome parents and carers into Widewell Primary Academy, believing we are partners in the education of your children. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the school and to gain a greater understanding of its work. Parents’ support and expertise can be used in many ways and is greatly valued. Police checks and DBS checks are carried out on all adults working in school including regular volunteers. If you are able to help, please talk to your child’s teacher or our PSA.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
We communicate with parents and carers in various ways, for example through our weekly newsletters, questionnaires, workshops and informal social events. Parents are regularly invited to assemblies, and to Parents’ Evenings. Every year parents and others are invited to attend our Sports Day as well as children’s performances.
Staff will always be happy to meet with parents and carers to share any concerns.
The school has a Home School Agreement to support the partnership between home and school, and foster shared dialogue.
The School’s website has a wealth of information including our weekly newsletters, class pages and copies of key policies.
WIDEWELL PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (WPFA)
The WPFA exists to support the life and work of the school, is open to all members of the school community and is a great way for parents to get more closely involved with the school.
Fundraising is clearly an important part of the WPFA, who provide invaluable support to the school through organising many fun social and fundraising events involving parents and the wider local community including Bingo, Discos, Summer Fairs, and quiz nights. Money raised provides extra facilities and equipment for the pupils, including the overhead projector in the hall, days out excursions, the pirate ship, a PA system plus additional little extras to benefit the children who attend. The group holds regular meetings in school, with dates and details published in the school’s newsletter. The WPFA identifies long and short-term projects for its fundraising; which enables us to buy ‘special’ extras to enhance pupils’ school experience.
The WPFA needs the support of parents to ensure it is able to continue to enrich the lives of children. As a new member of our school community we hope you will be able to add your support to the work of the Association.