Home and School Contact

The partnership between you, as parents, and our school is greatly valued. Together, we can work to ensure that your child will gain the best possible advantage from their time at Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Academy.
Our Home School Agreement sets out the expectations of parents, pupils and school acting in partnership. The signing of the Agreement by all parties signifies a strong commitment.
You are welcome to come and talk to us about your child at any time. If a problem does arise, it is important for contact to be made at an early stage. The Principal, Mrs Chapman, and Vice Principal, Mrs Wright, are normally available before school starts, but it is best to make an appointment if a full discussion is needed.
You are invited to our school for:
Masses- held fortnightly on Wednesday at 11.00am. These are led by the children.
Special Liturgies- for example Remembrance Day, Christingle, Harvest Festivals, Stations of the Cross
Parents’ Evenings - held once a term. These provide a vital opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with the class teacher. An appointment system operates.
Curriculum Information Evenings - these offer a chance for you to find out more about an aspect of work which your child may be undertaking in school.
Concerts - celebrate your child’s success in music and drama.
Assemblies – at least twice a year your child’s class will produce its own assembly.
Sports Days - opportunities for all parents to see their children take part.
Special Events – Macmillan Coffee mornings, Hope and Dreams Afternoon, Summer Fayre
 How we will contact you:
 Newsletters informing you of school events are sent home by email each week. They are also available on the school website.
‘Parentmail’ text message service for important reminders and as part of our Behaviour Policy.
 The Annual School Report informing you of your child’s progress in all aspects of the school’s curriculum.
 Website- contains all important information regarding the school including a Twitter feed.
 Telephone calls/ letters home where appropriate.

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