Cooks Spinney building up closer links with parents

PARENTS are building closer links with their children’s primary school.

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy is looking to work even closer with parents to ensure children get the best possible experience at the school.

Each half-term, a coffee morning or evening is to be held to give parents, headteacher Neil Stirrat and senior members of BMAT an opportunity to meet informally to discuss the school.

Parents have also been surveyed to find out their views on homework, with regular online surveys planned for the future.

The first coffee morning was held this month, with plans to hold an evening event before the February half-term.

Mr Stirrat said: “This is an opportunity for our parents to come in and speak with us about the school, to give feedback, ask questions or share their ideas. It gives parents an opportunity to network with each other, as well. It is an informal set up with coffee and cake and a chat.

“We know our children really well and want to know our parents just as well. We want to get to know them even better and find out what they want for our school.

“I am always available if parents want to meet with me, but it is also nice to meet informally for a chat.”

At the first gathering, topics of discussion included the homework policy, ways parents could get involved with the school, how parents evening is run and playground equipment.

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