Parent Introduction

Introduction for Parents

We always look forward to meeting parents and guardians and those families who are looking to join Thamesmead School.

At the start of each academic year parents are invited to an Information Evening which will give details about the year that your child is about to commence. It will give you details about how we can work together to ensure that your child progresses well.  Further information about these can be found in the Year Group pages of the website.

We know that working closely with parents is key to ensuring that your children make good progress. Home-School expectations are agreed between parents, students and staff when you join Thamesmead School.

We encourage regular communication with us and individual progress information is available online via our Parent Portal.  Students can access our VLE (Frog) from home enabling parents to take an active role in learning.

In line with our Home-School expectations we ask parents/guardians to help and support by:

  • Helping students achieve high standards of behaviour and attendance
  • Encouraging students to always try their best and be ready for learning each day
  • Maintaining close contacts with school, using the student planner as a means of communication
  • Attending Parents’ Progress Meetings and keep informed through Thamesmead Talk and the school website
  • Participating in the Parents Teachers Association, email: thamesmeadpta@hotmail.co.uk

The Surrey CC website has comprehensive information about supporting your child through all stages of their education including reading, homework, exam stress and choosing the next step.  Follow this link for more information

Education and Learning Advice for Families

Supporting Your Child with their Learning at Home

10 Top Tips

 

1.   Students need a quiet place to do their homework.

2.   Keep pens, pencils, calculators, dictionaries and rulers handy.

3.   Dip into a dictionary to check meanings and spellings.

4.   Help them, but don’t do it for them! If you ask your child for explanations it will encourage then to think it through moreclearly.

5.   Regularly look through your child’s Student Planner and sign it every week. Look through their books and discuss theirprogress for each subject.

6.   Use everyday activities like going shopping to help them put their learning into practise.

7.   Go out and about to visit a variety of places and enjoy learning together.

8.   Watch out for TV programmes and DVDs that have something to do with their studies.

9.   Breakfast and regular exercise gives your child energy to learn.

10. Borrow educational books and DVDs from the library and look out for educational games, these can often be enjoyed bythe whole family.