Partnerships with Parents

Partnership with Parents is vital and very welcome in our establishment. Every opportunity is given to parents to be involved in activities. Parents are kept informed of the everyday happenings by means of home/school diaries. They are asked to use the diaries to keep us up to date on anything which might affect their child.

In Willowbank School we aim to provide a good quality service. We are committed to maintaining good lines of communication with everyone who uses the school whether parent, pupil, member of staff or visiting specialist. The school “Open Door” policy isappreciated by all of the parents as is the home diary system. In the diaries, information is passed between home and school. Information of a more general nature is sent out by letter to parents. In addition a newsletter is sent out termly to parents. Parents and carers are welcome into the school. We are happy to discuss anysensitive aspects of your pupil’s learning including Sexual Awareness, BehaviourManagement and other issues.

Parents are extremely welcome to phone or visit to speak to the management team or staff at any time. Parents are encouraged to highlight any concerns or issues, in the first instance, to the class teacher or to the Head Teacher or Depute Head Teacher and an appointment will be made, at the earliest convenience where we will look to work together to find a resolution.

We have a Parents’ Room and we involve parents in their child’s learning through ILPs,evidence folders, informal and formal education reviews, information meetings, Parents’afternoons, newsletters, reports and school events.


We are keen to maintain excellent and open communication links with parents and have a number of ways in which we do this:

  • Every pupil has a home-school diary which is completed by the school daily.  We ask that parents/carers also share important information with the school.
  • Open door policy – pop in or call at any time for information or advice.
  • Newsletters throughout the year.
  • School website, twitter, blog and school app.
  • We will contact you by telephone if there is every anything specific that we wish to discuss with you.  Should you ever wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s development, please phone the school and an appointment to meet will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
  • We will keep you informed of your child’s progress in terms of learning and achievement. This may include telephone calls, letters, emails, written reports, parents’ workshops, annual review meetings and parents’ evenings. Your child’s teacher may also share ideas about how you can help your child’s build on their strengths as well as working on progress and development needs.

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