Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences in their children’s lives. They mould how young people think about education, their future and society.
Therefore, their support for our schools and engagement in learning are powerfully significant if the learning outcomes for each child in our school are to be more than just aspirations.
Parental engagement can be defined in a variety of ways. It can include the idea of parental involvement. However, parents can be involved in school activities without being engaged in their children’s learning. It is parental engagement in their children’s learning that brings about significant gains in achievement.
At Churchtown we have a wide variety of oportunities for parents to engage in school life and their childs learning.
Being a parent helper
Parent helpers have a valuable role in helping us to fulfil our vision. Some parents come to school to help with a variety of tasks such as ICT, cooking, and especially reading, and usually work with small groups in specific classes. Other parents help when the children are taken on visits outside school. In whatever way parents offer their time, we are always extremely grateful.
There is now a requirement for schools to carry out a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for all staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children. All schools need to hold a register of the checks undertaken.
In order for you to work in school as a volunteer, you will need to complete a DBS form (available from the school office). Please be assured that all information will be treated in the strictest confidence and that these checks are done only in the best interests and safety of the children.
If you are interested in helping out in school in anyway please contact Mrs C Wilson (Assistant Head ) on 01704 508500
As part of our continued efforts to raise the standards of reading in school, we encourage adults to come in and help with reading across the school from the beginning of November. Reading regularly to an adult has been shown to significantly increase the rate of progress that children can make with reading —over the years the Churchtown Primary parent volunteers have made a huge difference for numerous children.
We would welcome parents, grandparents and carers who would enjoy coming into school for a morning or afternoon to listen to some children read. You would be known as our ‘Reading Angels’. You would work with the same children class and teacher each week, getting to know the children and watching them make progress.
We have allocated the following days and sessions for each year group:
Reception: Monday and Thursday mornings: 9.00am-11.00am (2 adults per class)
Year 1: Tuesday and Wednesday: 1 adult in the morning, 1 in the afternoon (per class)
Year 2: Wednesday and Thursday: 1 adult in the morning, 1 in the afternoon (per class)
Year 3: Monday and Friday: Afternoon: 1 adult per class
Year 4: Tuesday and Thursday: Afternoon: 1 adult per class
Year 5: Wednesday Morning and Friday Afternoon : 1 adult per class
Year 6: Tuesday and Thursday: Afternoon: 1 adult per class
You will need to be DBS checked, which will be dealt with by the school. Mrs Standeven and Miss Morris will deliver an informal training session for any volunteers.
Please contact the school office on 01704 508500 oe email@example.com
Many thanks for your continued support.
Baby and Toddler Group
As a school we have a Baby and Toddler group. The club just costs £1 and everyone is welcome. It is run by Ms L Cornish who works in our school Nursery.
It is held on a Monday from 8.50 and 10.30 am and Friday between 8.50 and 10.30 am in The Early Years hall - no need to book just turn up at the main entrance and speak to the office staff and they will show you where to go.
support for parents
If parents have a concern or worry then it important that this is shared immediately. We always listen to concerns and take action; however small the worry may seem. We work with a range of partner agencies to ensure our children and families have access to external partners:
- In school counselling
- E Safety - go to policies and reports - Esafety for advice
- Early Help Team
- Behaviour support
- Educational psychology
- Education welfare
- Parenting 2000
- Sefton Special Needs support
- Hearing Impaired support
- Well Young Person
- Sefton Young Carers
- Speech and Language service
- Community police
- Fire service
Free School Meals - For advice on eligibility and application contact the office on 01704 508 500
Medication - If your child is prescribed antibiotics 4 times per day, we can administer a dose on your behalf during the school day. Pop into the school office for a consent form . Please ensure both the medicine and the form it is given to an adult at the school office or Breakfast Club in the morning and collect it from the school office after school.
Below are a list of planned workshops for the year ahead.
|29/09/21||Nursery||Meet the Teacher|
|14/10/21||Early Years & Y1||Maths|
|14/10/21||All Year Groups||E Safety ( Zoom)|
|18/11/21||Early Years & Y1||Reading and Phonics|
|TBA||Early Years & Y1||Parent & child Reading workshops|