Keeping in regular contact with you is vitally important as we share and celebrate your child’s achievements and success. Sharing information on a daily basis ensures that we can provide the best opportunities for your child and maximise their time with us. You know your child best and are their most knowledgeable advocate. Effective communication helps to make sure that everyone involved with your child understands his or her needs and responses.
Class Web Page – Each class has its own page on the Kingfisher website. Here you will find a current newsletter about your child’s class and a section detailing ‘How You Can Help at Home’. Also on this page is also a link to ‘A Guide for Parents’ which contains information about the current topic and what your child will be learning this term.
Social Media – You can now follow Kingfisher on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On these pages we share regular photo and video updates of events and activities happening in and around school. This is the quickest way to get information about school.
Seesaw – This is an electronic system which is app based and can be accessed via phones or tablets. Class Teams use these to provide daily contact with families regarding the days activities and any information that needs sharing. Parents can also upload photos on here and can ask the class team questions about their child.
Telephone Messages for Class Staff – these can be left with the office staff, but class staff will only be able to return calls during break times.
Home/School Transport – Passenger Transport Assistants, employed by the Local Authority, support your child on their journey to and from school and will help in relaying messages.
Personalised Planning Meetings (PPM) – Your child has a person-centred annual meeting which reviews their Education and Health Care Plan. At this meeting you will have the opportunity, along with other professionals, to discuss your child’s progress and achievements. This is also an opportunity to plan any interventions, strategies and individualised targets to help your child in their development. Interim meetings can be arranged if appropriate.
Parents’ Evenings – these are held twice a year to give you opportunities to discuss your child’s achievements and progress with class staff.
Letters – Letters and notes are sent home through SeeSaw on specific matters.