Developing strength in parent partnership.
Here at Towngate Primary Academy, we believe that parents and staff working together in partnership is essential to a child’s individual needs being fully met. These are some of the ways in which we work with parents and carers:
At Towngate, we promote an open door policy to encourage parents and carers to be involved within the school community.
In addition to parents’ consultation evenings, we promote a positive relationship between school staff and parents therefore invite parents into school to discuss their child.
In order to maintain the smooth timings of the school day, we ask that parents/carers contact the school office on 01924 302865 or via email to TGA-Enquiries@ipmat.co.uk to request a call back or an appointment with your child’s class teacher.
Each class has a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting at the beginning of each academic year as an opportunity for parents/carers to meet the staff teaching the children.
Within these meetings, focus is placed on:
– The curriculum taught to this year group
– Organisation including planned Educational Visits and PE days
– Homework expectations
– Introduction to key members of staff
Each year at Towngate Primary Academy, Inspire events are held in every year group. These have proved to be a huge success with staff, children and parents thoroughly enjoying them.
Teachers plan the Inspire events around the arts / sciences / sports and wider curriculum to engage children in all subjects taught in school.
Events are planned in advance and are shared on our academy newsletter with the dates for your diary.
Every academic year, we hold core subject workshops for parents/carers to attend in all year groups. The sessions are focused around reading and mathematics core skills and ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst learning at home.
Our English Leader is Miss L Eke and our Maths Leader is Miss A Atkinson who would be happy to discuss ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst at home. Please contact the academy office to request a telephone appointment.
Once a term, pupils are welcomed to come and listen to a story along with their parents/carers or family members. This is an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy listening to a book being read to them and a great chance for parent/carers to ask any questions about ways in which they can support their child at home with reading.
Dates of these events are shared on the Academy Newsletter and via our Twitter feed.
Friday mornings are very special at Towngate Primary Academy: we hold an achievement assembly to recognise all the children’s hard work throughout the week in a dedicated Celebration Assembly.
Within this assembly, we celebrate Stars of the Week, Class Dojo winners, celebrate birthdays, attendance and celebrate the hard work of our children in school.
We welcome all parents, carers and family members to the assemblies to celebrate these great achievements and look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces celebrate our wonderful children!
Parent consultation meetings are held in the autumn and spring term at Towngate Primary Academy. Parent meetings are a great opportunity for class teachers to share information about how your child is progressing at school, their development and targets in order to achieve their full potential.
We strongly encourage all parents/carers to attend these meetings in order to raise the importance of schooling to children and to allow parents/carers to understand how to best support children whilst at home.
Teachers send out individual child’s school reports in the summer term ready for the children to transition to their next stage of education.
At Towngate Primary Academy, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful PTA who invest a significant amount of time further developing our school. The PTA hold a range of different events throughout the year to raise engagement and enjoyment of community spirit and fundraise to further enhance our school.
The PTA are always keen to involve new members into their work so please contact the academy office to speak with one of our PTA members.
Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together