Introduction for Parents
We always look forward to meeting parents and carers and those families who are looking to join Thamesmead School.
At the start of each academic year parents are invited to Parent Partnership 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 here https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/learning/parent-partnership-presentations-2023/
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. Our Curriculum Newsletters, issued each half term will detail what students are studying in each subject. These are in the Learning section of our website here https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/learning/parent-partnership-presentations-2023/
We encourage regular communication with us and individual progress information is available online via our Parent Portal. Students can access online learning via their Teams Office 365 account from home enabling parents to take an active role in learning.
In line with our Home-School expectations we ask parents/carers 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 staff email as a means of communication
- Attending Parents’ Progress Meetings and keep informed through Thamesmead Talk and the school website
- Participating in the – Friends of Thamesmead (PTA)
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
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 more clearly.
5. Check the home learning that is set via the Show My Homework app. Look through their books and discuss their progress for each subject.
6. Use everyday activities like going shopping to help them put their learning into practice.
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 by the whole family.