At Grange Academy we believe that education is a partnership between pupils, parents and school.
All three partners need to work together to create a secure foundation for learning. Therefore, we encourage our students and their parents to become actively involved in the life of the school.
We believe that parents and teachers must work together in the interests of our young people. This means regular communication.
Parents are always welcome to visit or contact the school, although it is helpful if you telephone or email us in the first instance.
When making appointments, it is helpful to indicate the reason so that the relevant information can be made available. Any letters received will be answered as soon as possible.
The school communicates with parents in a number of ways:
- Home-School Diaries / Learning Logs
- Evidence Me
- Termly summative (progress) reports (December, April & July)
- Annual review report
- Annual review meetings
- Parents Evenings
- Letters home
- e-Communication: school website, texts
We may also take the opportunity to contact you if we have reason to be concerned over any aspect of your child’s progress or behaviour.
Should you need to contact school our office staff will be able to help with most routine queries and if they can’t help they’ll find the person who can.
If you need to speak to a specific teacher it’s often easier to phone before or after school (all teachers are in school until at least 3.30pm). If a teacher isn’t available then they will call you back at a time convenient for you.
Email is a great way of dealing with non-urgent queries or for keeping in contact over homework, medical appointments etc. Email addresses of all our teachers can be found on the school website.
A very useful contact in school is Mrs Blair. Mrs Blair is our Emotional, Social and Behaviour Support/RSE Instructor.
She is available to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns you may have about your child and will provide a link to the most appropriate source of support either within school or with other professionals in the wider community. Mrs Blair can also be contacted by phone or email:
SLT/HODs/teachers are also available to discuss behaviour and pastoral issues. They can be contacted by phone or email. See staff emails on staff page.