At Hailey Hall School we involve parents/carers in their child’s educational journey from the very beginning.
As part of a child’s transitional period from primary school to secondary school all pupils have the opportunity to meet with staff and visit Hailey Hall School before starting in September. These early visits help pupils become familiar with the school surroundings and establish early relationships with key members of staff.
As part of the schools ongoing support for pupils with special educational needs each pupil will receive individual review meetings each term led by the school SENCO and members of the school leadership team. These review meetings enable parents, teachers and the pupil time to discuss the overall progress they have made, discuss any concerns, recognise new areas for support and identify new targets for the following term.
Each term Hailey Hall School reports to parents and carers. The purpose of this assessment, recording and reporting system is to provide regular information throughout the year to both pupils and the parent/carer on how their child is progressing academically. To support this system the school holds regular parent/carer and teacher consultation days, parent/carer information evenings and support workshops to prepare pupils for their examinations.
Academic reports inform parents and carers of the progress their child is making at the school. The school report focuses on individual comments written by each subject teacher, pupil attainment and achievement information, and identifies the next steps of learning necessary for the pupil to progress further. In addition, the school includes any issues regarding behaviour, effort and attitude, and attendance figures.
Parent / Carer Learning Review Evenings
Academic consultation days provide an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress across all subjects, with each of the subject teachers and their form tutor. Pupils attend these evenings with their parent/carer and discuss how learning can be improved by setting up appropriate strategies.
Parent / Carer Information Evenings
In addition, parents and carers are invited to special information evenings taken by specialist members of staff. In the past these have included:
- Information Evenings on Specific Learning Needs
- Curriculum Year 9 Options Evening
- New Year 7 Induction Evening
- GCSE Revision Workshop
At Hailey Hall School we understand that the needs of the pupil come first. If you wish to discuss the academic progress or the pastoral care of your child then you are welcome to contact the school at any time. Such enquires should be directed in the first instance to the form tutor. Appointments can also be made with other members of staff, including members of the school leadership team and the Headteacher.