Communication with parents
We regard working with parents and carers as fundamental to our practice at Chatsworth. A member of the Senior Leadership Team is responsible for parent and carer liaison and oversees the quality of Home-School liaison. Click here to view our Parent/Carer Liason policy
Each pupil has a Home-School diary which is used to pass pertinent information between parents and carers and the pupil’s tutor. A new Home-School communication app called SeeSaw was introduced during the 17-18 acadmeic year. This enables staff and parents & carers to share information, photographs and videos as they happen and is a much more immediate way of communicating. Parents and carers are able to contact the school office at any point and calls are responded to by either the tutor or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Where possible parents and carers are encouraged to e-mail their child’s tutor or any member of the Senior Leadership Team.
The school has two Parent-Carer Evenings each year. The first of these is held in the Autumn Term and focuses on tutorial and pastoral issues. The second of these is held in the Summer Term and focuses on pupils’ progress in each subject area. Individual meetings to discuss any pupil’s progress or development can be arranged at any time. Regular parent-carer coffee mornings are hosted by each class on a weekly rota basis. These are popular and provide the opportunity for pupils to welcome their families into our school.
The school regularly conducts Parent-Carer surveys and invites the views of parents and carers during various functions throughout the course of the year.