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At Fairmeadows we like to work closely with parents, guardians and the local community to ensure that each and every child is provided with everything they need to succeed in class. If you feel there are any issues we should be made aware of, or there is anything you would like to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office to book an appointment with the appropriate member of staff.

Responding to Parent Consultations 2015                      


You Said

We Did

It gets very busy on the path outside the gates in the morning before school

We installed fencing and gates that created a waiting area so that parents and children can come onto the school site before the main playground gates are opened. This has reduce congestion on the path directly outside the school.

Letters get mislaid and we sometimes miss information about events in school

We produce a ‘weekly newsletter’ which has a calendar section showing what is happening in school the following week. Newsletters are available on our school website and a link is texted home every week.

We still produce our ‘Annual Calendar of Events’ book at the beginning of every school year so that you have an idea of what will be happening and when.

Often reminders of key events are sent home by text message, as well as placed on the ‘tickertape’ scrolling on the bottom of the school website.

Parents would like to be involved in some of the decisions that are made about school

We have established a Parents Forum, which has now been running for several terms. Minutes of each meeting are published in the foyer and on the school website. A reminder message is sent out to all parents inviting them to come along.

Parents asked for more help and support with issues affecting them and their children.

We have a Family Support Worker working in school every day, who is available to work with all children and their families in a range of ways, including supporting with attendance, emotional and behavioural issues and parenting advice.

We also have a Nurture Group leader who provides 1:1 and group sessions for children with a range of identified needs.

Children sometimes get too much homework and parents find it difficult to support them with it.

We changed to topic based grids which allow children to choose a homework activity which suits their learning style or interest. These can be done with a varied amount of assistance from parents.

Reading and learning of spellings and maths facts is still required to ensure that key skills are still developed at home.

You would like children to have more access to more extra-curricular activities.

We no longer charge for our school run OSHLOs and this has seen an increase in the number of children attending. We have also introduced sessions from a number of external providers this year to try to increase the amount of activities we can provide. We are always looking to increase the range of things we can offer.