Parents and Carers

Home School Communication Guidelines

Research shows that where parents and carers are actively engaged within the school community their children achieve more.

We believe that you are the experts and know your child better than anyone else. We value working with you to ensure your child has the best educational outcomes we can provide.

At The Chiltern School we are committed to working closely and collaboratively with parents and carers in order to:

To support the above we have a number of communication channels to choose from:

Parent / Carer events and engagement

We offer a range of opportunities for parents and carers to be engaged with the school and wider community. These include informal coffee sessions where parents are able to share views, ideas and meet with each other, formal information events which are delivered by school staff and colleagues from relevant external agencies and visits to agencies and settings which provide enrichment and alternative activities for parents and pupils. A working group made up of parents and staff is looking at how school and parents can further develop parental engagement in a meaningful way.

Parent/Carer Evenings

There are two opportunities each year where parents and carers are invited to discuss with the class teacher their child’s progress and to set future targets. We encourage the children to attend these evening so they can share their school work and celebrate their achievements.

Home School Communication

There are opportunities on a daily basis to communicate directly with school these include Class dojo, Phone, Text and Email.


The newsletter communicates school life, events and celebrating student achievements. An electronic version is available termly and accessible via the schools website. Parents can request a hard copy via the school office.

“The school is a happy place where pupils enjoy learning and make good progress”.
Ofsted, 2017