We value working closely with parents and carers, in order to provide the best possible opportunities for our pupils. Here are just some of the ways that we do this:
At The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School we believe that the most important factor in promoting a child's success in education is the parents' attitude towards education.
When your child starts school you will be invited to sign a Home-School Agreement. The agreement contains the school’s mission statement and the schools aims. It clearly sets out what the school expects of its parents and what parents should expect from their child’s first school. You will be asked to renew this agreement at the beginning of each school year.
By signing the Home-School Agreement you will be showing your commitment to working in partnership to ensure that your child achieves his or her very best.
Many letters are sent home to parents. Please make every effort to read them and respond promptly when required.
Copies of most of the documents that are sent home will also be available on the school website for you to download as a pdf document. However, not all letters will be put on the website as some are specific to a smaller group of pupils.
If you believe you should have received a letter and haven't or you would like another copy please call into the school and collect one.
Class teachers comment on and assess children’s work and individual progress in written reports, which are given to parents and carers once a year. These reports help assess achievement, academic learning and social development, and each report is followed by the opportunity for a parent/carer consultation with class teachers.
All parents are invited to attend Parents’ Evening meetings to discuss their child’s progress twice a year. Parents are welcome to come outside of these times to discuss the education of their children. To ensure adequate time is given to discuss any concerns, it is helpful if an appointment is made with the child’s class teacher.
Masses, Assemblies and other Celebrations
We invite parents and other family members to join us in celebrating Mass and to attend assemblies and other celebrations and events on a number of occasions throughout the school year.
Our school has a Family Support Worker whose role is to help ensure that all children and their families have the necessary support to help the children to achieve their potential at school and within the community. This includes monitoring attendance, working with parents and working alongside the school chaplain to provide pastoral support.
The Family Support Worker provides a welcoming environment for children and families, having particular regard for those who do not engage with schools. She can be contacted through the school.
Changing your details
It is very important that we always hold the correct information for you and your child if we need to contact you in case of an emergency or if we have to close the school due to unforeseen circumstances. Please therefore let us know if any of your details change so that we can get in touch with you quickly.
We also send regular texts/emails to keep you up-to-date with what is going on at school so please ensure we have your correct mobile number and e-mail address.
If any of your information has changed, please download the form below or visit the school office.