St Bernadette's

New dates for your diary!


In addition to the dates issued on the newsletter I would like to invite you to a Parent Partnership/Family Learning event on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm in the school hall.  This is your chance to help us explore what we are doing well and what we might plan for the future to help all our children and families achieve their goals.  Positive Parent Partnerships are essential for pupil success.  Help us to help your child!

How Good is Our School 4th edition states that to be successful we should be:

Engaging families in learning – Families receive high-quality universal and targeted support that enables them to access learning activities which meet their needs. Universal support is open to all families. Targeted support is offered to those families who have been identified as having singular or multiple needs that are having an impact on their health and wellbeing, development and/or learning. Families have regular opportunities to discuss their learning with staff and set appropriate targets for the next stages. Families are well supported to plan opportunities for personal achievement. Learning targets are in place specific to the family as a whole and as individual learners, built on prior learning and reviewed and evaluated. Families are at the centre of this planning, as active participants in their learning and development. Parents and carers are supported to actively and meaningfully engage in their children’s learning and life at school. Staff work with parents and carers to reduce potential barriers to engagement and are responsive to the family circumstances such as families affected by imprisonment, English as an additional language and mental health issues. 

Early intervention and prevention – Our staff and partners use available data, analysis and intelligence gathering to inform their understanding of community and individual family’s needs and to ensure appropriate timely interventions. Our staff are aware of the factors causing child poverty within our community. We work with parents and other agencies to help parents minimise the effect of poverty on our children. Needs are identified and reviewed in consultation with families, partners and stakeholders. Our staff has an informed understanding of local demographics that informs more targeted support when appropriate. Strong partnership approaches facilitate sustainability and a more robust service for families. Families benefit from our strong collaboration with colleagues from other sectors which supports referrals to and from services and enables tracking and builds trust. Families are consulted in a meaningful way when staff are looking at progression from their service. We work well with other services to ensure continued strong support for families.  

Quality of family learning programmes – Our courses are stimulating, challenging, relevant and enjoyable. Families are fully engaged and participate in designing and delivering content. We consult with families to ensure we are meeting their needs in relation to literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and wider family learning outcomes. Learning outcomes support families through changes and choices. We actively promote lifelong learning, both in families, and as individual learners. As a result of our family learning classes, families have increased aspirations as individuals and as a family. They have a sense of achievement and successes are recorded and celebrated.

Have your say – what are we doing already and what do we need to do more of?


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