Parent-carer Partnerships

Running schools without the parents is unthinkable…Parents – in child-led, inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired schools – are a part of their development rather than just “customers” who drop off their children to professionals who make all the decisions.

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Establishing, developing, and sustaining a quality, affordable, and diverse approach to education is a shared responsibility between the school’s leadership / staff team, the children, their parent-carers, and the wider communities they represent.  Research shows that where parent-carers are prepared to commit, co-learn, and contribute towards their child’s education, those children are more motivated (Okeke 2014). 

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We welcome parent-carers into our space, since it is also their space! This includes, when and where it is appropriate, parent-carers sharing their vocations – i.e. the work that they feel are called to – with the children, so as to provoke further learning, self expression, and discovery.

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‘Afternoon Tea’ for parent-carers, initiated by the children,organised by staff (March 2018).

Our Commitment to You

As a leadership team, and teaching staff, we are committed to being intentional about developing genuine, meaningful, and mutually beneficial relationships with our parent-carers and the diverse communities they represent, by prioritising practices, rhythms, and ‘ways of being’ that accommodate, celebrate and promote authentic relationships that are welcoming, inclusive and life-enriching for all.

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Your Commitment to Us

Since we believe that a secure, caring, and stimulating environment – where children feel safe and are free to explore – results in the most effective climate for learning and teaching, we encourage our parents-carers to take an active part in the life of the school. This is essential to establishing trusting relationships which allow us to work together in partnership, enabling all children to achieve their potential.

Since your child(ren) achieving their holistic potential is our number one priority, the Management Committee, Principal and staff team take seriously any behavior that is likely to have a negative impact on the good order and safety at the school.  Our Code of Conduct defines the kind of behavior that we welcome, by outlining what sanctions are available to deal with behavior that is not welcome.

A copy of this policy is available on request.

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