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Parents

The Granville fosters strong, positive and friendly relationships with parents. We operate an ‘open door’ policy which allows parents easy access to the Headmistress and Staff who are always happy to discuss a pupil’s welfare and progress. Weekly Newletters, the Parent Handbook, the Programme of Events and Class Guides keep parents informed of all school events. The school website is regularly updated.

Throughout the year various meetings take place. In September all parents are invited to meet their child’s teacher to establish what their child will be encountering during the academic year. Twice a year, in November and March, there are parents’ evenings when parents meet with the respective class teacher to discuss their child’s progress. During these meetings grades for effort and achievement are discussed and targets agreed for future learning. At the end of the academic year each child receives a full report covering all aspects of their curriculum.

During Year 5 parents meet the Headmistress and senior staff to discuss the entry procedures for both independent and state schools. Parents have the opportunity to discuss the move to secondary education with the staff to ensure that realistic choices of schools are made.

Parents are encouraged to play an active role within the school. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer their help: this includes helping with the younger children when they are swimming, transporting children to matches and helping with match teas, flower arranging at the Spring Festival, helping with refreshments at various school events, manning stalls at the annual fete, assisting in the school, second hand uniform shop, making costumes for school productions and accompanying on school trips. Parents help is invaluable and very much appreciated