At North Beckton we think it is very important for parents to become involved in our school community. We currently have parents who volunteer on a regular basis to hear children read and to do baking activities in the early years. Of course not everyone can make such a big commitment but many also volunteer on school trips or special events. If you are interested in volunteering, please ask the school office.
Parents can also become involved through the PTA or become a parent governor.
A good partnership between school and parents is vital for your child. In the Early Years parents are invited to contribute to their child’s learning journey through an online email system and completing half-termly surveys. As the children progress through the school we continue to keep parents informed about their child's education and progress, through meetings and parent's evenings.
If you are concerned about your child, please speak to the class teacher.
In our school we believe parents play a very important role in the literacy development of their children. Every term, parents are offered two-day training courses which aim to further develop their understanding of how to help their children to learn to read and write. The school has developed a drop-in system which operates before and after school. Parents are given 15-minute slots once a week - or more often if necessary. During these drop-in sessions a specialist teacher sees parents/carers individually with their child. She listens to the child read and advises parents/carers about the next steps needed to accelerate the child's performance. Graded books are provided for the child to practise at home until the next session. This has been very popular with our parents. So far this year we have had fifty-five parents taking part in the project.