If you’d like to get involved with the school and see for yourself how it operates, there are lots of ways you can do so:
- If you like fundraising and organising or helping with events – the PTA is for you!
- The Governing Body is the group that oversee how the school is managed. Amongst other things, they oversee finance, personnel, buildings & grounds and curriculum (link to governors page)
- If you enjoy reading, there are two ways you can get involved:
- Listen to children read. Depending on the age group you are with, listening to children read can be a very different experience. The younger children concentrate on learning to read, identifying words and sounds whilst the older children beginning to interpret characters and plot and form opinions about the books they are reading. It is hugely rewarding and the children make you feel very welcome.
- Become a literature champion. This is an opportunity to share high quality books with the children by reading to them in small groups and then discussing the book together. It is rather like a book club and gives the children the opportunity to be introduced to more complicated texts and expand their vocabulary without having to struggle with language or sentence structure.
- Forest School – In order for the children to be able to leave the school premises, the foundation teachers need parents to help at Forest School to ensure that the ratios of adults to children are right. It is also a chance to be a child again – building dens, making rope swings and playing hide and seek!
- Swimming – during the summer months, the school needs extra people during swimming lessons to help supervise the children in the pool. The children absolutely love the lessons and it is a pleasure to have an opportunity to watch them having so much fun.