At Camelot Primary School we believe that teaching children is a partnership between family and school. Parents/carers are a vital part of the Camelot community. There are many opportunities for you to be involved and we look forward to sharing these times with you.
How do I know my child is progressing?
We offer formal contact with your child’s class teacher each term. This usually takes the form of a parent consultation evening to discuss your child’s progress.
Teachers are happy to talk to parents/carers at any time when they are not teaching, normally at the end of the school day. If more time is needed, please make an appointClass Assembly Timetable – Term 4
How will I know what is happening at school?
How can I support my child at home?
Parents/carers play a very important role in supporting their child and building on their learning each day. We ask all parents to support their child by hearing them read every day and encouraging and supporting them to complete any tasks or homework that their teachers ask them to do at home.
What other information can I ask to see?
Parents/carers may request information about any of our school policies. Please ask at the main school office.
How can I get involved in school activities?
We really do appreciate your help in the classrooms and on trips and visits. Our parents/carers assist our class teachers with a wide range of activities, both in and out of the classroom. Help from other family members, grandparents/carers for example is most welcome. Please volunteer by letting the class teacher know and we can arrange for you to join us.
The school ensures that all classroom helpers/school volunteers are checked through DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) in line with current legislation. Please view the Volunteering tab for more information.
What if my child feels unwell at school?
If your child has an accident or feels unwell at school, we have a number of staff who will administer first aid and if necessary contact you and ask that you collect your child. We have trained first aiders on site at all times. In the rare event that a child should need urgent attention, in accordance with our duty of care, we will take such steps as are necessary to ensure the safety and well being of the child.
What if my child needs medicine or has a medical condition?
If your child suffers from a long term medical condition, please let us know, so that we can discuss the best way of ensuring your child's well being and safety.
There may be occasions where children are well enough to be at school, but still need to take some short-term prescribed medication. If this is the case we ask parents to seek advice from the school office, any requests for administration of short term prescribed medicines will be considered in line with our school policy.
We do not allow any over the counter medications into school.
How we care for your child
We work hard to ensure that every child is happy and secure. If you have any concerns about your child, we hope you will come and share your concerns with us, so we can discuss ways in which we can solve the problem together.
Should you experience a period of family difficulty, such as bereavement, illness or conflict which you feel may affect your child we would ask that you share that information with us, in confidence, so that we can give your child the extra support, consideration and understanding to deal with their problems or difficulties.
How can I complain if I am unhappy about something?
We are very interested in feedback from all parents/carers; naturally, we hope that this will be positive. However, if you have a concern or problem relating to any aspect of the school, we hope that an informal discussion, initially with a teacher, and then, if necessary, the deputy headteacher or headteacher, will enable us to work with you to resolve any outstanding issues.
We are always keen to explain and to improve. If the outcome is still not satisfactory after this, there is a formal procedure you can follow. You can find the complaints policy of our complaints tab.