Supporting your Child at Home

"Parents are very supportive of the school and share a close working relationship with staff which greatly benefits pupils." Ofsted

John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School has great links with families and the local community.

All parents and carers are equally valued as part of our school community.

Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership with their parents or carers, and their wider family. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regular consultation between the home and the school.

Involvement in children’s learning

Parents and carers can to talk with teachers before and after school on an informal basis on most days. Appointments to see a teacher or the headteacher can be made through the school office, and can be set up for as soon as required in most instances.

Every term, there is an opportunity for parents to have a formal discussion with their child(ren)’s teacher. Teachers value these opportunities to celebrate successes, review learning targets and listen to parental views.

Curriculum letters are sent to each family at the start of each term, detailing the aspects of learning each child will undertake, and how families might support that learning.

Family Learning Days
Once a term families are invited to John of Gaunt to a Family Learning Day which is a great way for families to come along and join in with their child's learning.

An annual Aylsham Cluster Trust Family Learning Day is held in June every year for families to enjoy a

In October School Parent Associations (SPA) plan an exciting outdoor Family Learning Day at Blickling and another one in April at Woodgate Nursery.

Help and Guidance for Parents

Workshops are organised to assist parents and carers in supporting their child(ren)’s learning and behaviour which include:

  • Helping your child at home with maths
  • Phonics
  • How to say no to your child
  • Keeping your child safe online
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