Parent Partnership

Welcome Meetings

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.

Links with Class Teachers

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

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.

Sharing Learning

Class Assemblies
All classes will lead an assembly or two during the year. Parents are invited to share these. This enables parents to have a snapshot of their children’s work and learning opportunities during the term. Class assemblies typically last for 15/20 minutes. Dates for these are sent out in advance.

Celebration Assembly
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.

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!

Inspire Sessions
Each year at Ackton Pastures Primary Academy, Inspire events are held in every year group. These have proved to be a huge success with staff, children and parents thoroughly enjoying them.

Teachers plan the Inspire events around the arts / sciences / sports and wider curriculum to engage children in all subjects taught in school.

Homework
All children in school are asked to read their reading book regularly at home. We also ask parents to support their child to practice their current times table challenge.

Following a trial in the Summer term, we have also linked up with ‘Mathletics’ and will be providing log-ons to all pupils in Y1 –Y6 by October half term.
Children in Y6 also have some additional homework tasks to prepare them for SATs at the end of the year.

Helping your child at home

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 Mr K Allanson and our Maths and Phonics 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).

Reading

  • Oxford Owl – Key Stage 1 and Early Years
  • Bug Club – Key Stage 1

Mathematics

  • Timestable Rockstars – Years 2 – 6
  • Numbots – Early Years – Year 2

Celebration Assemblies

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.

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!

PTFA (Parent, Teacher and Friends Association)

The PTFA is the parent, teacher and friend’s association, and our primary objective is to raise funds for the children of Ackton Pastures Primary Academy. We hope to make an important contribution to the life of all children within the school.

We aim to enhance the children’s education, by fully supporting opportunities, facilities and resources in and around school. In order to do this, the PTFA organise many fund-raising events throughout the school year, supporting the funding of classroom resources and extracurricular activities. We are also a very useful link between parents, carers and staff.

The PTFA is open to all parents and friends of the Ackton Pastures and are in partnership with the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Details of the PTFA’s accomplishments so far are listed below:

  • The Reading Shed
  • School Banner

We are also on the look out for new people to provide support at our events. If you would like to join in the fun and support the children at Ackton Pastures please contact Mrs Whalley via the school office.

PTFA Team

Mrs Alex Miller (Chair)

Mr Craig Dobson (Vice Chair)

Mrs Lisa Berry (Secretary)

Mrs Dawn White (Treasurer)

Mrs Lynsey Whalley (Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Lauren Vollands (Teacher)

Miss Claire Davis (Teaching Assistant)