Our home/school partnership

Our Home/School Partnership

We aim to develop a close partnership with parents and carers, involving them in their children’s education. We will regularly be asking for your views on how to make improvements to our school and we value your responses.

Parents and carers are valued at Antingham and Southrepps.  They are invited to play an active part in the life of the school by attending special lessons, particular events, school trips and plays and festivals.  Regular formal consultation meetings are arranged as well as teachers encouraging parents to drop in for a chat.  Antingham and Southrepps is an ‘open’ school that gives high priority to communicating effectively with its community.  Since success depends on close co-operation between home and school, parents are warmly invited to get in touch whenever advice is needed or problems arise, however small.  For children, sorting out little problems makes a big difference.  We too will be in touch with you whenever the need arises.

We always encourage parents to talk to the class teacher in the first instance and then if the matter is not resolved we encourage you to make an appointment with the Headteacher.

We have an active PTA, which works hard to raise funds and run social events.  For example, it has hosted car boot sales, a quiz night with fish and chip supper, a children’s disco plus a summer fête and a Christmas fair. 

Termly Reading and Maths Café 

We regularly invite parents into school for informal reading and maths cafe sessions. These sessions are designed to show you the strategies we use to teach your children reading, maths  and phonics. Teachers share a popular story with the children or present a maths focused investigation and then parents and children have the opportunity to engage in a learning activity together followed by an opportunity to have tea and a chat with our staff and PTA members.


Home/School Agreement

We will:

  • Inform you about your child’s progress through three consultation evenings per year, one meeting in the first half term and then two pupil progress meetings; one in the spring and one in the summer term where you will be given information about your child’s levels and progress each term. You will also receive an annual written report in the summer term.
  • Celebrate children’s achievements in learning, presentation and friendship every Monday afternoon. If your child has been chosen you will be invited to come along and celebrate their success with us!
  • Make occasional telephone calls to tell you about your child’s good progress or inform you if there is a problem.
  • Send regular newsletters.
  • Send letters to inform you about school visits.
  • Invite you to special curriculum events.
  • Inform you of PTA meetings and events.
  • Inform you of clubs and sports fixtures.

We ask you to:

  • Inform us before 9 am if your child is ill (so we don’t have to worry about their safety en route to school).
  • Let us know if there has been a problem at home that might affect your child’s behaviour.
  • Tell us about doctor’s or dentist appointments in advance.
  • Tell your child’s teacher if he/she needs to leave school early or arrive late.
  • Inform us if emergency contact numbers change or you move house.
  • Tell us if your child has any health issues, such as asthma or allergies.
  • Let us know if your child needs any medication.

Let us know if we can support you, as a parent, in any way. 

We are a very supportive team and if we don’t know the answer we can put you in touch with a wide range of helpful and professional contacts.