4. How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

Parkland Infant and Junior Schools believe that partnership between school and parents is key to all pupils’ progress.

Children’s progress is assessed in Reception against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and from Year 1 to Year 6 against national curriculum levels. Some children working below national curriculum levels may be assessed using P levels. Your child’s end of year report explains how these levels work and where your child should be at their stage of learning. You can discuss your child’s progress at the regular parent consultation meetings or at any other mutually convenient time.

You may be given suggestions/ideas to support your child at home and if there are issues around health or behaviour, you may be given a home-school book.

If your child needs a higher level of support to make progress, we may invite you to school to develop a School-Based Plan together. These are reviewed annually.

At both schools there are opportunities for “family learning” – courses for parents and carers on, for example, understanding the Foundation Stage, how literacy/maths is taught, how to help your child with language skills etc. Look out for information on these courses or sessions on the schools’ website or information boards.