‘From Self-Confidence to Achievement’ is our school motto. This is the foundation for all that we seek to do as a school. We believe that every member of the community matters and together we can achieve more. We have a richly diverse school family and the times we spend working and celebrating together are some of our most precious.
The relationship between the school and the local community is very important to us. Building the partnerships between school and our community for the benefit of all our members is a motivating factor in our purpose.
There are many ways in which we can work together. These include:
- Keeping up to date with our news – we publish fortnightly newsletters; class teachers update their website class page weekly; we have a Facebook page and use parent mail;
- from April 2017, our Headteacher introduced 'SMT Surgeries' every Thursday between 8.30-9.00am when you can drop in to our main reception and speak to a member of the Senior Management Team
- Letting us know what you think – your child has a home/school liaison book where you can record comments about your child’s learning; class teachers are always happy to meet with you, appointments can be made by either personally approaching the class teacher or ringing our receptionist and asking for a time; attending parents’ learning events including: termly parents’ evenings; termly class Learning Challenge Curriculum events, where children will share what they have found out in their learning challenge; termly assemblies and/or productions; attending parent workshops on how to support your child with English and Maths; completing the Parent View questionnaire available on https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
- Supporting learning at home – the school’s website http://www.westdraytonschool.com/ has information about ways you can support your child with what he or she has been learning recently. There are a number of links to useful websites: Oxford Owl; Mathletics and Bug Club;
- Every class runs a ‘Time to Talk’ event where you can linger a little longer at the start of the day and read with your child in class (further information on dates and times can be found on the class page);
- The Parent Representatives’ Group meets for coffee once a month (usually the final Thursday). This is an opportunity to share information and views about school life. The Group actively support the school, working in partnership, to raise funds and put on events for our children. The school has a dedicated Community Room situated next to the Reception area;
- If you have time or a skill you can share, we would love to hear from you. We have parents who give their time to: hear readers; support with trips; cheer on the sports’ teams; help with art, craft, food technology; keeping the school environment looking good by planting bulbs and seeds; sharing information about aspects of community life such as languages, customs, culture, food, beliefs, hobbies, interests, jobs.