Parents & Partnerships
Parents are welcome at Zouch Academy and play an important part supporting children’s learning both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to build on the early experiences that children have had with his/her parents. We want the children to feel secure, valued and confident and for them to develop a sense of achievement through their learning in school. We have a range of scheduled parents/carer events that include information evenings and parent teacher meetings that take place throughout the academic year.
Information Evenings/Open Mornings
These evenings include opportunities for us to share with you how we teach reading, writing, and mathematics as well as brief you on school policies, procedures, topics such as e-safety and our ways of working. We are also very keen to hear from parents on any workshops they would like us to run that would help them support your child’s learning.
In term 2, there are information mornings and evenings for Reception and Year 1 parents where we talk about how we teach reading, writing and phonics. There are also some ‘stay and play’ opportunities so that parents can see these skills in action. In term 2 Reception parents can enjoy more of these informal ‘stay and play’ sessions to see how we develop children’s speaking and listening, fine motor skills and early number skills. These happen on Friday Mornings from 8.45 – 9.30 a.m.
Throughout the year there are continuous opportunities for parents to find out about children’s learning at formal parents evening and more workshops when we near phonics screening time and other Government led standardised assessment times.