Parents in Partnership
At Harriet House we realise how important our relationships with our parents are in the development, safeguarding and well-being of the children. We work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure the holistic development of each child. The relationship with our parents is an integral part of life at Harriet House, parents and teachers have a lot to learn from each other and strong relationships help support and extend children’s learning and development.
- The visit to the school before each child starts at Harriet House begins the relationship with the family.
- Each child has a keyworker or teacher who delivers them personally to their parent/carer at the end of each day.
- Staff welcome the children and parents each morning, creating a warm, welcoming and approachable environment and ensuring any concerns can be discussed.
- There are termly parents’ evenings and an annual syllabus supper where parents can learn more about the curriculum and discuss their child’s development with their keyworker, teacher or any member of staff.
- Feedback sheets are used to help Harriet House identify areas in which we can improve.
- Parents are always welcome to sit in on sessions or read to children in Nursery or come to read in the Pre Prep.
- ‘Positive Postcards’ are given to parents to highlight an achievement.
- Parents are encouraged to be involved in fund raising activities as well as social functions.
- Children’s work is displayed, sent home and available to be seen at any time by parents.
- Parents are invited on the First Aid courses held at Harriet House.
“What makes the school so special is the atmosphere. The staff have infectious enthusiasm, they take care to support each individual child and they are utterly professional in everything they do. If my daughter loves school now and develops positive associations with education, then she has a much greater chance of flourishing as she gets older.”