Home School Support and Wellbeing Organisations
At John Stainer we believe that it is essential to build a strong partnership between staff and parents/carers because we know this is crucial in helping children to achieve well and enjoy learning. We keep parents/carers well informed by our website and weekly newsletter and invite all interested parties to be involved in their children’s education by way of individual consultations, analysing annual questionnaire responses and verbal feedback as well as attending our many exhibitions and special assemblies. Parents are very active in our school, running the orchestra, choirs, and helping us out on trips. See our Parental Involvement policy below
We also have a full time Home School Liaison Lead, Tracy Townrow. Tracy is in the playground most mornings and can help with a range of issues, domestic violence, housing, court issues, sleep issues, employment or is just a great listening ear! She runs courses and coffee mornings regularly and is a very useful person to know!
OFSTED 2012 - Many parents took the opportunity to write to the inspectors, and they were unanimous in their praise for the leaders and staff, as the following comments illustrate: ‘The engagement and welfare of the children in their growing and expanding minds seems to be always foremost in the thoughts and efforts of the staff;’ ‘Both the teaching staff and support staff are of a high calibre;’ ‘John Stainer School is at the heart of our family life and our community.’ Evidence from the inspection agreed with these views.
OFSTED 2012 - The school’s strong relationships with parents and the commitment to supporting families whose circumstances make them vulnerable have helped to improve attendance, which is well above the national average. Specialist advice from the family support worker ensures that their needs are met.