Parents Overview

At Samuel Lucas we firmly believe in parents working in partnership with the school. Children make the best possible progress with the support, involvement and encouragement of parents. We welcome your help in school and encourage you to take an interest in your child’s learning. We hold Parents’ Evenings twice a year when we invite you to discuss your child’s work with the teacher. An annual written report is produced for each child. In the Autumn term parents are invited to the Exhibition held after Book Week where the whole school work is celebrated . In the Spring Term parents are invited to the class outcomes where the children share their learning from the term.  In the summer term we hold an open evening when everyone interested in the school is invited to visit to see and share a celebration of children’s work.

Teachers welcome opportunities to meet parents and discuss any aspect of your child’s school life. It would be appreciated if conversations before school could be kept to a minimum so that teachers can meet the children and organise their work. It is easier to see parents after school – making an appointment would ensure a teacher’s availability. Mrs Thomas, the Headteacher, is happy to discuss any issues with parents.

Parents are invited to sign a home/school agreement when their child begins school. KS2 Children are encouraged to be involved in this agreement to strengthen responsibility for their own learning.

Parent forum meetings, with an agreed agenda, are held every term with the Head teacher and Senco. Two elected parents from each class are able to share views and opinions and discuss whole school issues enhancing the rounded view school for the SMT.

We use ParentMail to send email messages out and have a Parent Hotline message service. The number for this is 08447 707576 (school ID 67470).

Messages to Parents

Ofsted letter to parents – July 2016

Inspection of Hertfordshire County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 4 July 2016 to 8 July 2016

Hertfordshire County Council has asked all schools to share this letter from Ofsted with parents. You can view/download the letter here.