Ways of communication

Good communication, from the school to home and from home to school, is essential to helping ensure that students benefit as much as possible from their time at Hazel Oak.

Staff and Governors at Hazel Oak are determined to achieve excellent communications between the school, the students, Parents and Carers.  An important step towards this is to ensure that there are lots of different ways of home/school communication and that these ways work.

Communication can take place through:

Home-school agreement – an agreement, placing responsibilities on all concerned, that sets out what parents and students can expect from the school and what the school  expects from parents and students

Family Handbook – this document, which provides an overview of the school and how your child will be part of it, is given to all parents and interested parties

Home-school book – if your child would benefit from a home-school book, for you and his/her teacher to pass on messages, then we will give them a home-school book and ensure it is used.   If messages could be kept brief, that would be very helpful.

School Reports – your child will receive an annual report and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with his/her class teacher and the Key Stage Manager.

Annual Reviews – every child has an annual review, involving school leaders and his/her teacher and others who may be of assistance.  You will be invited to this review and are strongly encouraged to attend.

Parents’ Evening – your opportunity to come to the school, meet the teachers and discuss your child’s progress

School Newsletter – general news from the school about events and useful information, produced every half term

Parentmail © – news from the school direct to your inbox.  Register your e-mail address with the school to receive parentmail.

Letters home – if you don’t have access to a computer, no problem – a letter will be sent home with your child. Please remember to check your child’s schoolbag regularly!

Phone calls to and from home – if anything urgent crops up during the day, we’ll call you.  And if there’s anything that you think we need to know about, please call us!

Texts – register your mobile phone with us.  We’ll text you when we need to with up-to-date news.

School events – from the Christmas Fair to the school play, school events are a great way to meet staff and other parents and to learn more about what goes on at the school, as well as celebrate your child’s achievements

Questionnaires – from time to time, we may ask you to complete a questionnaire seeking your view about things the school does or is considering doing.  We’d be grateful if you would find time to complete the form and send it back.

Finally, if you feel that your experience of communicating with the school isn’t as good as you would wish, please contact us. We want your experience of Hazel Oak to be the very best it can be.