Parents must always be seen as the child’s first educator. We believe that it is our role in school to work in partnership with parents to ensure that children make the best possible progress in school, aspiring to make the most of each and every opportunity that comes their way.
"Parents and school staff will work together to provide children with the best possible conditions in which to learn."
The school’s success over the past five years is built on strong family foundations. We are constantly listening to our families through class representatives, open meetings or informal discussions to ensure that we are offering parents the right kind of support.
An example of this are the Literacy and Maths workshops that happen each term for every year group in school. In these excellent meetings, parents sit with their child who shows them the strategies that they use in school in the context of the school curriculum.
There is a clear expectation at St. Teresa’s school that parents and school staff will work together to provide children with the best possible conditions in which to learn. Parents have clear overall responsibility for attendance, punctuality, uniform, homework, breakfast and lunch for some children. The community of parents at St Teresa’s is strong but is strengthened by the parents that commit to it fully.
It is often good to remember that there is no ‘handbook’ for parenting. Whenever things go wrong, we like to think that we would be there for our families – keeping the child at the very centre of the situation.