Our parents are very positive about communication at Forestdale:
General communication between the school and home is done by email and via the weekly newsletter, The Forestdale Flyer.
The Flyer is emailed to parents weekly during term time on Fridays and is also available to view on the school's website.
At the start of each term, parents are invited to a Working Together meeting, where an outline of the term’s learning is presented by the class teacher. These happen at 9:00am, in the child’s classroom, with the children present.
In the autumn and spring terms, consultation evenings are held when parents, with or without their children, can talk to their child’s teacher, view work, review targets and receive information about their child’s general progress and attitude. This will include information regarding the assessment procedures e.g. Foundation Stage Profile during the Reception year.
A written report is issued at the end of the school year. Parents are welcome to make comments about the reports either in writing or through meeting the class teacher.
Information from home concerning absences, dentists’ visits, holidays etc should either be telephoned or sent by sealed letter, with the name of the relevant member of staff clearly displayed.
General notes and queries for the class teacher can be written in the child's contact book which is checked each day. Alternatively, parents can email the school office with questions or concerns.
If you have forgotten to pass on a message regarding a change concerning the end of the day, please telephone through to the office well before 2.45pm to allow sufficient time for the message to be passed on.
The communication via email is great for parents