As a school we try our very best to create links and build positive relationships with all of our parents as this plays such a vital role in the education of our pupils.
All of our teachers will make time to speak to parents with immediate concerns and teachers are available every Wednesday until 4pm if parents wish to drop in for a chat.
Regular parent evenings held in October and February are an essential part of the parent school relationship too.
Northfield's regard parent helpers as a bonus and are happy to work with parents on developing skills which can be used in the classrooms or allowing them to pass on their skills and knowledge to the children. Any support you can give to the school is valued, whether it is teaching children to play a simple board game, playing with children in role play, listening to readers or being a Forest School helper. There is so much we do in school and the opportunities are vast.
We are lucky to have in place a Parent Support Worker, Miss Charlotte Johnson, whose role it is to offer support to parents. Through her connections with the Extended Schools Consortium and training she has received to aid her in this role she will attempt to offer advice or contact details which will support parents and help them enrich the lives of their children.
There is a huge directory of information and contacts available through Miss Johnson ranging from sports clubs, family counselling, living on a budget, parenting courses, children's centre links, courses for parents too develop skills etc.
Miss Johnson will work in conjunction with parents and their children on issues relating to behaviour or self esteem which may be affecting their learning in school.
Recent research studies have confirmed what some of us long suspected: 'that the appropriate involvement of parents in their children's education is crucial to their kid's success'. Therefore if there is something you feel you need support with please do not hesitate to ask to speak to Miss Johnson.
The notice board in the School Reception Area is updated regularly with courses for parents and activities for children in the local area.
My role in school is to support families in many ways. I work with organisations who can help assist you in different areas and I will always try my best to help where I can.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or queries
Family Support Worker
If you are experiencing financial difficulties we may be able to help. Miss Johnson or Miss Logan are always available to discuss in confidence any issues you have with regard to finance.
All children in reception, year 1 and 2 are entitled to free school meals