Home and School Partnership

Dorrington Academy are committed to embracing partnerships which help all pupils to have the best provision. The most important partnership outside the school is that of parents and the school. It is our ethos that this partnership is always one that is in school, not outside. We are committed to breaking down any barriers that prevent our community of parents from coming into the school. Constantly, we are introducing initiatives which encourage parents to work alongside their children or attend workshops to enhance their own learning.

Over the past six years various initiatives between school and parents have enabled children to make accelerated progress as parents have had the resources to extend their childs learning at home.

We constantly strive to improve this partnership through better communication and using many opportunities to listen to the views of our parents.

To this end, the school regularly holds progress meetings where parents are able to discuss their child’s development with his/her class teacher. Please do not hesitate to raise any concerns you may have or bring other matters to the school’s attention.

To cement this partnership, we ask you to sign a Home-School agreement which sets out what we as a school and you as a parent can do to ensure the best possible education for your child.

Parents and friends are welcomed into school on many occasions to share in assemblies, performances and sporting events.

Weekly Newsletters (always on Pink paper) are sent home on Fridays and are also published on the school website. These give you events, dates; celebrations etc, and keep you up to date with what’s going on in school.

School reports are issued near the end of the school year.