Parents

Follow this link to find a list of dates for the year: .... Dates

Parentview is the online vehicle for parents to express their views about school.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/parent-view-results is the website address; simply choose our school and answer the 12 questions as honestly as you can.

Did you know?  Strachans  Chemist on Walmersley Road near to co-op does care at the chemist which means that if you go with your child and they find evidence of head lice they will give you the treatment free of charge.

Latest Internet safety concerns are around two Lip sync apps: Music.ly and Live.ly where contacts are shared and real time conversations take place.

Always be aware of which sites your children are using and who they are talking to!

Parental controls are an important way to keep children safe online and below and attached we have included some information about internet safety and step by step guidance to support you in putting this in place on all your devices.

Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online.

Parental controls are really easy to set up but if you are struggling the NSPCC have provided a free phone number and an advisor will talk you through the steps. 0808 800 5002

Useful websites:

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP? - PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

PARENTS' MEETINGS

During each school year three parents’ evenings are arranged so that parents can visit the school to discuss their child’s progress in school with the teachers.  Parents may also visit school at other times but it is requested that they first telephone or write to make an appointment.

PARENT HELPERS 

Parents’ offers of help in school are invaluable.  Any offer of help is very useful in providing children of all age groups with extra assistance.  Early in each year a list of volunteers is made and helpers are invited into school.  Occasionally we may also ask for volunteer parents to accompany us on trips.

REPORTS

These will be sent home once a year, prior to the summer parents evening.

PROBLEMS

We are always willing to meet with parents.  Please contact school and make an appointment if there is anything at all that you wish to discuss.

The summary outcomes to our last parental questionnaire are available by following the 'Survey' link below. 

 Survey

 

Can I remind all parents and visitors to this site that any photos published on our school website must not be copied or reproduced in any way without the express permission of the school and all those in the photo.

In particular: Please do not copy and post pictures on any social networking site such as Facebook.

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Schools have been some general advice to schools on how to address the persistent problem of parents parking irresponsibly and illegally near to schools. Information is sent to parents through newsletters, text messages and occasionally by being outside on parking patrol.

Not all parents park illegally or irresponsibly and we do receive complaints as to why there can’t be more regular parking enforcement or parking restrictions placed outside schools.

Whilst we want more enforcement, it is unrealistic to expect that parking enforcement can take place on a consistent basis outside every school, as there are not enough resources. Those people that park dangerously are fully aware that enforcement is only likely to occur over a one day period and then things will return to normal for a long time, before any enforcement returns. Enforcement is an option which the Police or Bury Council Services can assist with, but not on a regular basis. Every school is already on the priority list with our Parking Services Team and wecan contact your local Policing Team to discuss Police enforcement.

Not all school locations are suitable for additional parking restrictions due to the nature of the road, the potential of transferring the problem to busier, more dangerous roads and ensuring restrictions don’t adversely affect residents that live near to school.

The main points for parents to consider are:-

It is vital that parents should be aware that the safety in the immediate environment outside of school can be improved with their cooperation. It doesn’t matter what parking initiative is proposed, the only thing that can improve the situation outside schools on a consistent basis, is if some parents are more considerate and responsible. Everything depends on their compliance with the rules.

Please do not park on the pavement as this can limit space for those pushing prams and any people with mobility problems including those that may be wheelchair users and those that walk with the assistance of a frame.

Parents should also be mindful of not:-

  • Parking too close to junctions therefore restricting sight lines.
  • Stopping and parking on the ‘school keep clear markings’ (yellow zig-zag lines) is illegal.
  • Double parking; this can restrict access for emergency vehicles.
  • Blocking access to and from resident’s driveways.
  • Parking on pavements blocking access for pedestrians (especially those with disabilities). 

-    Parents/guardians should not park too close to pedestrian crossings as this can reduce sight lines for other drivers and pedestrians. 

Rule 191 Highway Code – You must not park on a crossing or in the area marked by the zig-zag lines. You must not overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians."

-    Parents/guardians should not park too close to junctions, as this can reduce sight lines for other road users, reduce the space to complete manoeuvres and therefore increase the chance of an incident occurring.

"Rule 243 Highway Code – Do not stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.”