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How Parents can get involved

Parents are a major influence in children's lives.They are a child's first educator. Research has shown that where school staff and Parents work together with the children, this has a long lasting impact on the child's education.

 

At Uxendon Manor, we believe very strongly in working with our families in our community. Therefore, we are continuously adding to the opportunities available for all parents to be involved in our school and with your children. See also Parental Engagement section.

 

Below are a number of ways you can be involved. Please see Mrs Bhanderi for more information if you are interested.

 

Family Learning - Parents join children in school time. Mrs Bhanderi leads these sessions and gives ideas, strategies and activities to promote language, vocabulary, reading, writing and Maths at home. These are fun filled sessions held in Spring term.

 

Reception Parent workshops - These are held at various times of day throughout Autumn term and Spring term. 

Early Years Curriculum and Assessment and Phonics workshops are in the evenings. Other workshops such as reading, writing and Maths workshops are held during school time. These workshops aim to give an insight to the Early Years curriculum and how Parents can consolidate learning at home so that children are fully supported to achieve their best.

 

ParentGym - These are workshops to support Parents with tips, guidance and strategies on common family issues and dealing with them effectively to ensure maintaining a strong family unit. Aspects covered are active communication (listening and talking to young children, looking out for signs of worry), sibling rivalry, keeping healthy minds as well as bodies, establishing and maintaining routines such as homework and bedtimes, mealtimes and giving children independence as well as boundaries. 

These sessions have been well attended and Parent feedback indicates that all Parents have found the techniques and ideas helpful for their children. See Parent comments in Parental engagement section.

Parent Helpers: If you are available and would like to make a difference to the children as well as see what happens in Nursery and Reception, please come and help us. We have regular Parent volunteers who help children with reading and play with the children. We will show you what to do and explain how you can help us in Early Years. We currently have 5 parents helpers.
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