Working with parents

To do our best for the children we need the support and interest of parents in the education we provide. We believe children are happier and learn better when there is good communication between home and school.

This works best when the links between the two are strong. The following details the ways in which we try to make this happen:

Consultation Evenings

These are held in Autumn and Spring Terms and are a chance for parents and teachers to discuss the progress of their child.

Written Reports

These are issued towards the end of the Summer Term.

Contact with Class Teachers

We hope parents will also feel happy to approach the class teacher at any time if there are any queries or concerns about the school but the end of a day is always better for this than when the children are entering.  An appointment can always be made through the school office.

Contact with the Headteacher

The Headteacher is always available to speak to parents but it is advisable to make an appointment through the school office.

Assemblies/Special Event days

We will always let parents know when they can come into school for special events or the regular class assemblies. These events will be advertised in our Newsletter.

Parental help in school

Parents who can give a regular weekly slot to help in the classrooms or library are always welcome. Help with school trips is another way parents may be able to join in with school events. Where appropriate, parents are asked to complete a Criminal Record Bureau application form.

Applying for a place at our school

Our admissions are controlled through the HCC admissions system. To apply for a place you need to fill in the county admissions form either on paper or on-line. In year admissions for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are also controlled through the HCC Admissions Department.  For an in year Nursery place your child will need to be on the schools continued interest list and in the event that the year is oversubscribed the county admissions criteria will be applied if a space becomes available.

Child Protection

Schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  This duty requires schools to have a Child Protection Policy and to cooperate with local and national safeguarding procedures.  Schools may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.

Chater Infant School has a Child Protection Policy which is available for parents/carers to see.

Chater Infant School works in cooperation with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures which are available at www.hertssafeguarding.org.uk

The Headteacher is the Designated Senior Person for Child Protection.  He/She will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection policies and practice.

Accessibility

We have good disabled access throughout our school, including a disabled toilet and no stairs within the building.

Parent View

Please use this link to access the Parent View Website.  Your viewpoint is very important to us and your feedback is valued.

Parent View Website

Department For Education

Further information about the school can be found on the Schools Page on DfE Website