Parent Partnership

Parent involvement is crucial.  At Linthorpe Community Primary School, we actively work with parents to ensure their child gets the best start in their education, making ourselves available to offer support and advice.

Working together

We understand that parental engagement can be a powerful lever for raising achievement for our children. At Linthorpe Community Primary School we recognise that parents are children’s first and most enduring educators and we value the contribution they make.

To support our parental enagement we:

    • Have an open door policy and ensure that we are available to parents
    • Tailor our communication with parents to suit individual circumstances
    • Share expectations for learning and development and inform parents of how they can promote this 
    • Provide regular and meaningful opportunities for parents to work alongside their child, including Express events, ‘stay and plays’ and visits
    • Seek parent views and use parental feedback as a stimulus for improvement
    • Consult with parents on matters relating to our curriculum
    • Use social media to share what happens in school and to celebrate pupils’ successes
    • Provide parents with regular updates about their child’s attainment and targets


We work very hard to ensure that children have a smooth start to their educational journey in Nursery and Reception. We recognise that the move into a new school is a big one – often for parents and carers as much as for the children.

Transition is carefully planned for across all year groups, including for our youngest children moving into full time education those in year 6 who are preparing for the next stage of their education at secondary school.

To help your child with the transition into a new class we:

  • Host welcome meetings
  • Provide parent packs with key information
  • Support children through the transition from Pre-School to Reception with an induction period and visits for children
  • Have an open door policy where parents are able to talk to staff
  • Work with the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition for year 7

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school.  It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.  The aims of the Parent Forum are to:

  • work together to improve the education provided for our children
  • share information, knowledge and skills
  • meet in a mutually supportive environment
  • further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors

The Parent Forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.

Who can be part of the Parent Forum?

Any parent/carer of children currently at Linthorpe Primary School is welcome to join any Parent Forum meeting.  The forum will be chaired by different members of the school Leadership Team throughout the year, depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives.


Why should I be part of the Parent Forum?

It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved.


How often will the Parent Forum meet?

The Parent Forum will be held on the first Thursday of each half term.  Meetings will be held at different times to try to enable as may different parents to attend who wish to.

Topics for Discussion

Key topics for discussion will be set in advance and will be centred around improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents.


The meetings are informal and are an opportunity for open discussion.

You said…. We did:

In our Parent Forum meeting on Communication you said….

The school needs to send out whole school key dates and key dates for year groups so that parents are aware in advance of the important events happening in school for the half term ahead.


We did….

A table of key dates is sent out to parents each half term, detailing the important dates in the next upcoming half term


Parent Forum Brochure