We value the support of parents in our school and work to develop a partnership between home and school which is to every child’s advantage. If you have any concerns about your child’s welfare or progress, please contact the school to arrange a time to speak to your child’s class teacher.

We have a Parents’ group, P@SS (Parents at Swillington School) which meets regularly with the Headteacher. Through this, parents plan how they can be involved in many different initiatives
in school.

We welcome parents who would like to come into school to offer help with children in a range of ways, such as: baking, sewing, painting, reading, maths, helping to make resources for use in school or costumes for plays or helping with displays.

Parents may only work with children in school under the supervision of a member of staff. (You may be required to undergo a DBS check if you work in school on a regular basis).

If you feel you would like to get involved in this way, or have a skill to share with us, please do not hesitate to mention it to your child’s class teacher or the head teacher.

Communication

Please ask your child regularly if there are any letters from school. There may well be one forgotten in a pocket, bag or even in a drawer in school! There is a file in the school office which
contains a copy of all letters which have been sent out to parents/carers, in case one is lost.

Parent Workshops

Swillington Primary School is invested in incorporating the local community within the school. We value the support of parents/carers in our school and work to develop a partnership between home and school which is to every child’s advantage.

We even have it in our school aims and values:

  • Encourage a sense of responsibility and caring for the environment, becoming aware of the global community and of how wider environmental issues may involve them;
  • Involve parents in their children’s education and encourage strong links  between home and school.

We welcome all visitors to our school.  However, we will act to ensure it remains a safe place for pupils, staff and other members of our community.  If you threaten or assault anyone in the school, or persist in abusive behaviour, you will be removed from the premises and may be prosecuted.  Any act of violence, aggression or bullying towards a member of staff will be reported to the Local Authority.

Swillington Primary School holds a number of events/courses that are open to parents/carers and to members of the community.

Past Courses

Have a look below to see some of our successful past courses:

Talking Lunch

When: Tuesday 25th November 2014 at lunch time

The first of hopefully many Talking Lunches was held on Tuesday 25th Nov. Parents came in to talk to the children about Friendship and what that means to them. Conversations were surrounding what makes a good friend, how to be a good friend and thinking of an example of a time that they were a good friend. The aim is to to get parents involved in the school as well as improving conversational and consequenlty literacy skills of the children as well as talking about an important subject.

If you missed it this time, don’t worry – there will be more!

Literacy Course

maths

When: September 2015 – May 2016

After our very successful parent Maths Course that we ran in conjunction with Leeds City Council last year, we repeated the experience, this time with literacy.

During that time, parents worked with a tutor to find out how Maths is taught in school, they made resources and games to use with their child and spend an hour working alongside their own child. No qualifications were necessary! This was suitable for all ability levels and really benefited both the parents and their child.

Parent and Child Maths Course

maths

When: September 2014 – May 2015

We were really pleased to be able to offer a brilliant Maths course for parents and children. The course ran in conjunction with Leeds City College and lasted for 22 weeks every Tuesday afternoon in the Community Room from 12:30-3:30pm.

During that time, parents worked with a tutor to find out how Maths is taught in school, they made resources and games to use with their child and spend an hour working alongside their own child. No qualifications were necessary! This was suitable for all ability levels and really benefited both the parents and their child.

Silver to Gold Course

activityclub

This course was recommended to anyone who struggles with computers. Come along and work with the children in the school to learn how to use Microsoft Word, etc.

Story Sacks

Want to encourage your child to read? Learn how to create a Story Sack of their favourite story to inspire their interest in books.