At Woodside we are keen to work in partnership with parents in the best interests of their children right from the start and throughout their time at the school. Prior to joining Woodside we encourage parents to view the school at work and meet the principal. Once parents have been notified they have a place for their child they are invited to a special meeting prior to our induction week.
There are consultation evenings in the autumn and spring terms and a more informal "exhibition evening" in the summer term. We run a free creche for younger children during consultation evenings, concerts, class assemblies and any other events so parents can easily attend. We send parents a Curriculum Letter to explain what children will be studying at the beginning of each half term and have termly year group meetings where teachers explain the curriculum for the term, and weekly class assembly when children present their learning to parents.
There are also meetings on specific topics such as phonics, mathematics or children's online safety. Woodside staff are friendly and approachable and it is usually possibly to speak to senior staff at the beginning or end of the day without appointment and to class teachers after school.
Parents are very welcome to assist us with activities from reading to swimming and encouraged to get involved in volunteering with school trips.
Please find some links for resources for parents below. Other links can be found on the class pages.
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