We operate an 'Open door policy' in school and seek to ensure we provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere to all parents. We believe that working in close partnership with parents is the way to provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities for all children.
We recognise and value the contributions parents make towards their children's learning before they come to our school and during their time spent at Bellfield.
We offer many opportunities to parents to work alongside their children in school sharing quality time in learning together.
Parents have the opportunity to come into their children's class share in the lessons and work together on a great variety of learning activities. All the parents who came during the Open day found the experience helpful, fun and enjoyable.
We have held a variety of workshops in recent years for parents to work alongside their children. In our Numeracy and Literacy workshops parents and children create and develop useful teaching aids to support their children's learning at home.
Our PE multi Skills workshops were very successful and well supported by Mums and Dads. This year we are looking forward to our Circus skills workshops with parents and children.
At Christmas and Easter we look forward to parents and children working creatively together to make some amazingly artistic decorations.
We constantly seek to meet the needs of parents by providing courses that they identify as areas in which they need support, guidance or have an interest in. Recent sessions include Positive Parenting, Music and young children, Reading and young children and a 12 week course in First Aid.
In addition to the above we hold termly parent consultation meetings, target support meetings and parent 'drop in' sessions.
Parents regularly attend reward assemblies, whole class assemblies and 'Productions' throughout the year. These times of 'Celebration' are especially important and we enjoy welcoming parents to share in their children's success.
A National web-based initiative which encouraged parents to come into school and see the internet as a valuable educational tool.
These 'pop-along' sessions encouraged parents to spend time on the computers, with their children, accessing the internet.