At different times in the year we offer parents opportunities to come along to information events where parents and carers can learn more about what they can do to support their child at home.
Some of these events are directed towards particularly groups of parents from reading and writing workshops for the reception parents to information evenings to improve parents awareness of drug prevention aimed at our families with older children. We also publicise events that take place at Wilmslow High School which are relevant to parents at our school.
These events are published well in advance via newsletters, ParentMail and on the school website.
If you would like school to organise an event based on a particular topic (eg calculation in maths) then please do let us know so we can plan such an event into the school calendar.
Recent events and information is listed below
Academies & The Collaborative Educational Trust (TCET)
The schools in Wilmslow and the wider communities of Handforth, Alderley Edge and Styal have a strong track record of providing excellent education to all our children. All the schools are successful and serve their communities well. Our individual success is supported by strong partnerships amongst these local schools where we strive to provide the highest standards of education and support for the children in our care.
English education policy is now strongly encouraging schools to formalise collaborative working through organisations called Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). A number of the Local Authority maintained schools within our district have decided to explore whether a geographically-based, community-focused Multi-Academy Trust would be in the best interests of the young people of our district, their families and the wider community as a whole.
The schools involved are Alderley Edge Community Primary School, Ashdene Primary School, Lindow Community Primary School, St Anne’s Fulshaw C of E Primary School, Styal Primary School and Wilmslow High School.
We are now seeking views on the establishment of The Collaborative Educational Trust of Wilmslow. This will formalise the existing collaboration between these local schools and ensure we can work together, both now and in the future, in the best interests of those within our school community.
Our key reasons for seeking academy status and the establishment of a MAT are summarised
- To expand the provision offering a 0-19 education that is truly inclusive, being able to support every child through every stage of its learning journey.
- To create a real family of schools and to develop a ‘through school’ framework.
- To form a shared understanding of both primary and secondary phases, which will improve transition and accelerate students’ progress.
- Develop the shared values of the partnership.
- To deepen our collaboration to secure the best outcomes for all the children.
- To work together to improve teaching and learning and continue to maintain a high quality curriculum in each school.
- To enable the school leadership teams to focus more on teaching and learning and whole school improvement by reducing the administrative burden on individual schools on issues such as policy development and procurement.
- To provide effective school-to-school support by sharing best practice.
- To enhance school improvement within the partnership.
- To pool resources, services and support to ensure the best outcomes for all in our community.
- To respect, maintain and develop each school’s individual culture, values, ethos and identity.
- To improve recruitment, retention, Continuing Professional Development and succession planning.
- To achieve economies of scale and to improve value for money.
- To shape our destiny within a changing school system.
We would very much like to hear your views. You can find more detailed information on the joint webpage TCET Website
This information includes frequently asked questions and other useful background. You can respond to us by Emailing school directly at email@example.com or to the Chair of Governors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the closing date for submissions is 31st January 2018 when this initial public consultation will formally end.
However, this is only the start of the process. We are more than happy to recieve your views, at any time, so that the final decision to convert to academy status or not is made with all available information and opinion, especially from our parent body.
Please click HERE to download the presentation that was given by Chris Perry (Headteacher) to parents on Wednesday 24th January 2018.
Testing and Assessment in Year 6 - January 2017
Mrs Walsh held two mini workshops to explain the testing process and expectations around the work in school and homework linked to the tests in May 2017. Click HERE to read a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation. If you require any further information or guidance then please contact school on 01625 704 510 or via email email@example.com
Assessment Evening - July 2016
Mrs Walsh (Deputy Headteacher and Assessment leader) hosted two workshops for all parents explaining the changes to assessment, how assessment is now completed in school and how parents can access an online portal called Classroom Monitor. Click HERE to download the latest full PowerPoint presentation.
Reception Class Information
Reading and Writing Workshop Information
In September two information sessions were organised for parents of children in the Reception class by Miss Platt to enable parents to better understand the processes involved in teaching our youngest children to read and write. The hope was that by understanding the processes we follow in school parents would be in a better position to help support the reading and writing development of their children at home.
Click on the following links below to download and read pdf versions of the PowerPoint presentations.
Parents Meeting for New Reception Starters in September 2017
Click HERE to download the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting held on 27th June 2017
Click HERE to download the PDF version of What to Expect, When? that was discussed at last night's meeting.
If you have any questions then please contact school.
Click HERE to download the pdf version of the presentation Miss Platt gave in the Autumn Term 2016
Recently we hosted a phonics evening for parents which was led by Miss Platt
Below are links to the PowerPoint Presentation as well as the commonly asked Questions (and Answers!) from the evening
We hope you find both publications useful
Access a pdf copy of the PowerPoint by clicking HERE
Access a pdf copy of the Phonics Q&A by clicking HERE