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We very much see education as a partnership and wish to encourage all parents to take an active part in school life.

 

Letters

 

All general school newsletters are printed on yellow paper and numbered, making it easier for you to discover if your child has missed a letter or mislaid it.  Numbered letters are also available on the School Website. The Website also includes lots of information for both parents and children which you should find useful.

 

Our colour code system for letters is as follows:

 

Yellow

Numbered Letters

Bright yellow

Term and Holiday Dates

Pink

Hand-in-Hand

White

Kitchen/School Dinners

Light green

Educational Visits

Lavender

Year 5 Residential Visit

Cream

Year 6 Residential Visit

Light blue

Extra-Curricular Clubs and activities

Grey

Governor Information

Gold

Special Events

Diary Dates for the Term

White

Curriculum & General Information/Other letters

Orange

Medical

 

Copies of all letters to parents are placed in the leaflet holders in the Main Entrance, which parents are welcome to come and help themselves to at any time.

 

The majority of parents receive letters electronically via Parent Mail.

 

Curriculum Information

 

A Curriculum Information Letter is sent out for each year group at the beginning of each Term.  This outlines the work to be covered in each subject area, details of Homework and how parents can help support their child’s learning at home.

 

Diary of Events

 

At the beginning of each Term a Diary of Events will be published outlining the dates for the forthcoming Term.  This will include drama presentations, Parents’ Consultation Evenings, sports days etc.  This will help parents plan for future events.  If there are any changes to the published programme, you will be notified as soon as possible.

 

Information Board for Parents

 

To help keep Parents informed we have a Parents’ Notice board outside by the Main Entrance, where posters, and information about the School and community are displayed.

 

The Reception Area contains a wall mounted leaflet board with copies of Term/Holiday dates, School Uniform order forms and Holiday/Absence Request forms.  Parents are welcome to just come and help themselves to these when needed.  These are also available on the School Website for you to download.

 

Information Evenings
 

On occasions we will arrange Information Evenings on curriculum issues, such as English, Maths, Phonics and Health Education.

 

Year Ahead Meetings

 

Each year in the Autumn Term a Year Ahead Meeting will be held for parents to outline the key information for each child’s year group. This will include how to help your child at home.

 

School Website

 

The School website www.alder.dudley.sch.uk contains up-to-date information for parents e.g. newsletters, Term dates, curriculum information, class timetables and copies of forms e.g. uniform and absence requests to download.

 

Settling-in & Target Setting Meeting

 

We use one of our INSET days during the Autumn Term to offer appointments throughout the day for parents and children to come in together to meet with class teachers. This gives parents the opportunity to see how their child has settled into their new class, look at progress and curriculum targets for the year ahead.

 

Parents’ Consultation Evening

 

Our main consultation evenings are held in the Spring Term at the mid-way point in the academic year allowing a more in depth look at the strengths and areas for development for your child, particularly in English and Maths.

 

Annual School Report

 

Children in all classes receive their Annual School Report at the end of the Summer Term.  The Report details effort and achievements in all curriculum areas and will identify areas where future improvement can be made.

 

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