We understand that starting school can be as daunting for the parents as it may be for their children! We aim to be as helpful and informative as possible, but we do appreciate that parents may have additional questions that they wish to ask when they experience school life from the ‘other side’, perhaps for the first time. Please do not hesitate to approach any member of staff with any queries you have however small they may seem, or perhaps the parent of another pupil may easily be able to answer any concern that you may have.
At the moment we are restricting visits to the school in person and utilising other virtual ways of keeping in close contact with you. The current pandemic is changing the way we communicate with you but we certainly don't want this to be a barrier to building strong and open communication channels with you.
In order for your child to make the very best progress at Deanshanger Primary School, we will be working closely with you and also asking lots of you! Please hear your child read every day and record this in their reading diary. Please also join us for reading mornings, special events, assemblies...whenever we are able to restart these and when you can. We do understand that you have to work and try wherever we can, to give maximum notice time and plan some meetings and events in the evening.
Your child's safety, happiness, and learning is extremely important to us and we often rely upon you to help us with this. Please try to share any information that you think might impact on your child so that we can support them accordingly.
PAG - Parent Action Group
Since November 2016, we have held regular PAG meetings. The purpose of these is to share parent/carer thoughts and ideas on a wide range of topics from those chosen by ourselves within school and areas that are important to you. Our PAG meetings are always scheduled twice within the school day to help make them as accessible as possible ie, 2.30pm and repeated at 6.00pm. Please join us wherever possible as your comments really matter to us and help with our ongoing school improvement. The dates for our PAG meetings are in the school calendar and we always signpost them in school newsletters.
If you are unable to join a PAG meeting, please don't let this stop your sharing your thoughts with us via an in person meeting, an email, message to the school office or a letter. Open communication is absolutely vital for a successful working relationship and school improvement.
To access our leaflet containing useful information for parents new to our school, please click here
For information from the Department for Education on the school's current data and performance, please click here and look on the 'Results' drop down on the 'Key Information & Safeguarding' section.
To find your nearest job centre easily, as part of the 'Job Centre Near me' scheme, click here.
To find out more about the local food bank (in Towcester), click here.