Parents

COVID-19 Updates

Food Bank

Open every Tuesday and Friday Morning 8:30 – 9:00 please come in via the old nursery entrance.

HOME LEARNING

Aim:

  • Where possible learning can continue at home through work provided
  • Staff continue to have an oversight of academic progress through monitoring of the tasks set
  • All vulnerable families (a child with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), a social worker involved) have additional contact and support with any concerns reported and recorded
  • All families where children are accessing one to one Place2Be sessions will have a weekly check in telephone call with the Place2Be Project Manager

Children currently on a Child Protection or Child in Need Plan:

Child Welfare Team will…

  • Make a weekly telephone call
  • Are contactable on the Welfare email (welfare@princeofwales.enfield.sch.uk), and will respond between the hours of 9 and 4.00pm
  • Offer food support through school (school foodbank, foodbank vouchers, take away lunches – where this is still available)
  • Liaise with professionals as required
  • Attend any planned review meetings, unless otherwise advised
  • Use school based systems to record and report.

Families with Financial difficulties:

Child Welfare Team will…

  • Make a weekly telephone call
  • Are contactable on the Welfare email (welfare@princeofwales.enfield.sch.uk), and will respond between the hours of 9 and 4.00pm
  • Offer food support through school (school foodbank, foodbank vouchers, take away lunches – where this is still available)

Other support:

  • Food bank will be open at 10am Monday to Friday, while stock is available, via the Breakfast Club entrance.
  • Packed lunches will be available from the Community Room: time to be confirmed
  • A record will be made of all telephone calls to vulnerable families.

19th March 2020 – this page will be updated as more information becomes available

Fast-track to Attendance scheme

In partnership with Enfield Education Welfare Service, Prince of Wales Primary School will introduce the ‘Fast-track to Attendance’ scheme for parents who fail to ensure that their children attend school regularly.
Please read the this document about the scheme..

Letters to parents

Information to follow

E-Safety information

Information to follow

Information for Parents

Induction for new parents
Presentation to parents about School Vision

Helping your child at home

Tips on Reading presentation

Getting your child ready for school

Leaflet 1 – Getting the most out of school
Leaflet 2 – Speaking and Listening
Leaflet 3 – Giving your child a helping hand
Leaflet 4 – Preparing for change at school – web version
Leaflet 5 – Your child’s wellbeing
Leaflet 6 – Independence and Responsibility
Leaflet 7 – Online safety a guide for parents
Leaflet 8 – Supporting SEND

House parties letter from MET

Parent Workshops

Information to follow

Calculation policy

Addition Calculation Policy
Division Calculation Policy
Multiplication Calculation Policy
Subtraction Calculation Policy

Archive

Multiplication Workshop

Subtraction Workshop

Division Workshop

Addition Workshop

Parents Forum

Please download our Parent Forum information leaflet from here

Parent Sessions

ESOL Classes

Currently running please see Mrs Rees to sign up alternatively leave your name and contact number with the office.

Paediatric first Aid Classes

Information to follow

Cafes this term

Information to follow

Parents Café

They are a fun and educational way to learn side by side with your child. Cafés help encourage learning at home and at school. Children love to prepare and invite their parents along to celebrate their hard work.

Cafés are held across the school from reception to year 6 every half term. All cafés have a learning objective and will focus on a particular subject for that term. Most of our Cafes take place in the classroom which gives the parents a chance to experience the child’s working environment.

The preparation for a Café is fun for all the children, it starts with their own creation for an invitation asking that special person to come along and join them for an hour in class. We always try to have our cafés in the morning straight after registration and they last between 60 to 90 minutes.

Cafés are a relaxed way to introduce parents to schools style of teaching. Parents that come along always gain some new knowledge and confidence to be able to support their child with general development. These cafés also give parents a chance to get to know staff better. This has also helped build a network of parents who can support each other. Cafés also encourage more fathers to come along and get involved with their child’s learning.

Cafes held so far

Thank you to all parents who have been able to attend one or more of your children’s Cafés.

The responses have been fantastic and the children really enjoy having you in their lessons.

We understand your all very busy and really appreciate your time.

New dates will be updated each term. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Please see the attached link to some of our Cafés so far.
Prince of Wales Café From Reception to Year 6

New parents and children

This café was a chance for parents of new children to meet key members of staff and other parents. Some parents were new to the area so it was a chance for them to build relationships and not feel isolated in a new community.

Parent / child quotes:

“It was nice to see so many new faces and meet other new parents”

“Nice idea, never been to a school where this has happened before”

Reading

These cafes focus on the importance of reading and ways to support your child with reading. They have good ideas of when and where to read, something that can sometimes seem more of a task then a time of relaxing and enjoyment.

Parent and child quotes:

“Loved the choice of book and the activity was great.”

“Making a memory box was a nice idea to go with the story”

Outdoor learning

These cafes focused on many different things including being creative outdoors and children’s mental health and attitudes to being outside. There was a variety of activities all held out on the field using recycled and natural materials. Children made models and maps of the local area whilst older children made wind powered mobiles and garden features.

Parent and child quotes:

“I like the idea of activities outside it was good to see children enjoying the open air”

“Lovely to see the ideas children have when given these opportunities.”

Arithmetic café

These cafes help with all aspects of numbers. There are always many variations of how to support your child in an area many find a challenge.  The children love these cafes as it’s their chance to teach mums and dads new mathematical strategies.

Parent / child quotes:

“Can’t believe the different ways to do things now. This has shown me new ideas”

“Loved the chunking method!”

Christmas decorations Café

Children had a Christmas story and then made Christmas decorations that had relevance to the story. These are always popular cafes.

Parent / child quotes:

“Lovely story and enjoyed making the star”

I liked being with mummy and I liked how she helped me”

Sewing café

Sewing café shows off the children’s creative side and the new skill of sewing the children enjoyed making puppets which led to a puppet show at the end.

Parent / child quotes

“This was good practise for my son’s fine motor skills.

“Very happy to see my child learning a new skill

Handwriting café

Handwriting café discussed with parents and children why we teach Cursive writing. They had a chance to practise letter formation, handwriting patterns and see a range of handwriting tools.

They also had a look at the Nelson handwriting book, which the children were working from.

Parents were given a bookmark with tips and ideas to support handwriting at home.

Parent / child quotes:

“Really enjoyed this café, loved using the quills”

“Handwriting was fun with my mum”

YR 6 preparation for SATs:

Children used a SATs answer booklet as an invitation and parents came along to see what was expected from their child. They also learn ways to support them at this important stage of their educational journey. We had a large turnout for these cafés.

Parent / child quotes:

“I enjoyed having my Auntie see me work.”

“This was very helpful, it will help me to know how to prepare my daughter for the SATs.”

“So happy I was able to attend this, it will enable me to help my daughter with her studies.”

Turkish Club

Information to follow

Parents’ Role in their Children’s Education

As a parent or carer you play the most vital role in helping your child learn.

If children attend school daily for up to 7 hours in a 190 day academic year, what % of a full calendar year (24 hours x 365 days) is spend out of school?

1330 (school hours): 8760 (full year) = 0.15 or 15%. That means that 85% is spent outside the school.

We therefore place great importance to our partnership with our parents and families.

The most important things you can do are:

Take an interest in what your child is learning at school, and encourage them to tell you about it.
Praise them when they have done well.
Give them a quiet place to do any homework.

There is a web site for parents, which has lots of useful resources. You can find it at www.parents.com.

How can you support your child at the early stages?

All children need to be confident and to see themselves as successful learners.

You can support your child by giving her/him access to range of writing tools – scissors, pens, pencils, paint brushes – and encouraging her/him to ‘have a go’ at writing independently.  Children enjoy ‘play writing’ at this stage and can gain confidence from it.  Through speaking and listening to your child, in a range of situations, you will give her/him the ability to speak with confidence.  In reading you can support your child through sharing books and enjoying stories and pictures together.  In number you can help by counting, matching and discussing numbers and shapes within the environment.

Personal and social skills are concerned with being members of a society and the school community.  These skills are about sharing, caring, taking turns and respecting each other.  These areas are very important in developing a positive attitude to learning and will help your child to have a good start at school.

Here is a short guide for parents about getting ready for school , produced by the NAHT and Family Action.

Parental Involvement

Parents can become involved in the life of the school in a variety of ways.  Parents can help in class, around the school and they can accompany groups on educational visits.  If you can offer time and help please speak to your child’s class teacher. All parents who volunteer in school will require a DBS check before they start.

Parent Support Advisor

I’m Mrs Rees, my role within school is primarily PSA (Parent Support Advisor) I can be found in breakfast club each morning from 7:30am and in the playground from 8:25 – 8:35. I support parents with a wide range of things including:

    • Promote effective parenting through 1:1 work as appropriate to the needs of the parent/carer.
    • Supporting parents to do parenting courses for personal development as well as family support.
    • Provide preventative support, advice and guidance to support parents of children with early signs of social, emotional health or behavioural issues ensuring that parents are supported and empowered to address these issues as far as possible from their own resources
    • Forge close partnerships between home and school and encourage the development of positive respectful relationships between all parties involved in the home-school interface
    • Provide information about local services to parents/carers
  • Liaise closely with partner agencies
  • Attend CP/CIN/CIC meetings on behalf of the school.
  • Provide reports to social workers
  • Ensure good systems are in place to keep track of children where additional support is being given – CP/CIN/TAF etc.
  • Ensure headteachers have access to current information on families who are receiving support
  • Host Team Around the Family [TAF] meetings
  • Support families appropriately through TAF meetings.
  • Signpost to other agencies, and support parental engagement with a range of services
  • Model effective parenting in the relationship between PSA and parent/carer
  • Work jointly within the family to model learning e.g. negotiation skills, conflict resolution
  • Build relationships with parents/carers to best support them and their child/ren
  • Support the development of positive learning strategies such as helping pupils plan and prepare for the transition to secondary school.
  • Aim to support parents and reduce poor behaviour that might otherwise lead to exclusion
  • Ensure that the behaviour strategies used by the school are understood by parent and child, supported and applied within the home
  • Provide concise and accurate written reports to a range of agencies as required maintain accurate and concise case records, including referral processes and ensuring the requirements of data protection are met produce evaluation information reinforce the importance of effective positive parenting and a parents’ rights and

Responsibilities

I am also available if you just need to talk about yourself or your child/ family needs. Sometimes we just need to off-load and someone to listen. Feel free to find me either outside or ask at the office.