At the start of each school year, we have a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting. This is held in the first week or two in September. It provides an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher and find out about classroom routines and expectations. It also provides am opportunity for parents to ask questions.
Your child’s class teacher is the first point of contact with the school. Day to day issues should be raised with class-based staff in the first instance. Class teachers are available at the beginning and end of the school day at drop off and pick up times to pass on messages. If you require a more confidential conversation or a longer conversation, please speak with your child’s class teacher to arrange a mutually agreeable time to hold this.
As well as informal conversations, there are points in the school year where information is formally shared with parents.
Parent consultation meetings are held in the autumn and spring term at Ackton Pastures Primary Academy. Parent meetings are a great opportunity for class teachers to share information about how your child is progressing at school, their development and targets in order to achieve their full potential.
We strongly encourage all parents/carers to attend these meetings in order to raise the importance of schooling to children and to allow parents/carers to understand how to best support children whilst at home.
Teachers send out individual child’s school reports in the summer term ready for the children to transition to their next stage of education.
All Key Stages will host a showcase at least three times per year. This is an opportunity for children to share their learning in a collaborative way.
We hold Celebration Assembly every week in school on Friday in the school hall. An open invitation has been extended to all families. Come and join us to share in the celebrations!
Every Friday the entire school comes together to celebrate all the children’s hard work throughout the week. A child, within each class, is awarded with a certificate to acknowledge their fantastic success. Parents/ carers of these children, will be notified and personally invited on a weekly basis.
Within this special assembly, we promote and celebrate our school value of the half term as well as any other fantastic news the children or the school may have had.
We welcome all parents, carers and family members to the assemblies to celebrate these great achievements and look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces celebrate our wonderful children!
All children in school are asked to read their reading book regularly at home. This is to be recorded in children’s reading diaries. We also ask parents to support their child to practice their times tables.
Homework is set on a weekly basis and it aims to embed key learning from that week.
Every academic year, we hold core subject workshops for parents/carers to attend in all year groups. The sessions are focused around reading, phonics and mathematics core skills and ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst learning at home.
Our English Leader is Miss E Holding, Our Maths leader is Miss C Woodhouse and Phonics and Early Reading Leader is Mrs L Whalley who would be happy to discuss ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst at home. Please contact the academy office to request a telephone appointment.
As a school, we are also invested in online learning platforms that the children can access using their unique username and password.
If you require your child’s log in details, please contact the school office (01977 802322).
Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together