Parents

Parents are children’s first educators and we believe in working together with families to provide the best for our children, Parents are always welcomed into the school. We will always try to make time for you or make an appointment at another suitable time.

We have 3 Parents’ Evenings each year when parents are invited to come and discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher. The teacher will discuss the children’s achievements and will suggest targets for the children to work towards. Throughout the year parents are invited to assemblies, events and shows. Teachers will also provide curriculum overviews so that you know what topics the children will be studying. We will also run information sessions throughout the school year on how you can help your child with reading and maths at home.

Parenting is the hardest job in the world!


Need to improve your skills for work?
Come to our open days to find out more about our English, Maths, English for Speakers (ESOL) of Other Languages and ICT courses
Find out about our English, Maths, ESOL and ICT courses at one of our enrolment days. 
We can help you to :
  • learn / improve your Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or English with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These are free courses for those who meet the eligibility criteria*.
  • gain a qualification
  • develop your skills and confidence for work and everyday life
  • learn in small, friendly classes.
Enrolment days 
At these enrolment days, you can find out about courses from our Bedfordshire Employment & Skills team.  These enrolment days are free events, and you can just turn up on the day - you don't need to register in advance.

Find useful information on our website
Biggleswade
26 September, from 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Biggleswade Adult Education Centre (Stratton School), Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JB
Bedford
19 September, from 9.30am-12.30pm
25 September, from 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Citizens Advice Bureau, 7s St Pauls Square, Bedford, MK40 1SQ
 
Leighton Buzzard
25 September, from 12.30-3.00pm
Venue: First Floor, Leighton Buzzard Library, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1RX

Register for courses
Alternatively, register now for English, Maths, ESOL and ICT courses by:
  • calling 0300 300 8110
  • texting 07393 238900
  • emailing adult.learning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
*Free to those who are employed and earning less than £15,736.50 per year, or those who are unemployed and looking for work and claiming one of the following benefits: Job Seeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (WRAG), Universal Credit, Income Support or Housing Benefit. (Evidence may be required)

Here is a link to the Parental support area of the Bedford Borough Council website including information on SEND, School Admissions and Free School Meals. 

Parental support Bedford Borough Council

The Early Childhood Partnership have support for parents especially those with younger children. You may want to make use of the services at Pinecones children's centre next door to our school on Slade Walk.

Here is a link to their website: http://ecpbedford.org/