We firmly believe that children achieve more when we, as a school, work closely with parents and carers. We promote effective liaison as we believe that parents’ support and encouragement are very important in ensuring that children make the most of the time they spend in our school. There are regular opportunities throughout the school year for parents to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s attainment and progress. Whenever possible the Headteacher and staff operate an ‘open door’ approach to parental enquiries. This means that parents are welcome to approach staff on issues without an appointment. However, in circumstances where the teacher is too busy to see a parent or requires more time to find the appropriate answer to an enquiry, an appointment will need to be made. In keeping with the strong emphasis we place on partnership, parents are welcomed into school to help with a range of different tasks. Some parents help on a regular basis and others offer time as they are available. Please contact any member of the school staff if you feel you would like to help. All adults who help in school are required to complete an application for DBS (formerly CRB) clearance.