Parent Partnership at St Columba's School
At St Columba's Catholic Primary School, we see parents as a 'Key Driver' to a successful education. Effective communication opens doors for our children and we strive to create this.
Successful parent involvement can be defined as the active, ongoing participation of a parent or primary caregiver in the education of his or her child. Parents can demonstrate involvement at home, by reading with their children, helping with homework, discussing school events or by attending functions or volunteering in classrooms. Schools with involved parents engage those parents, communicate with them regularly and incorporate them into the learning process.
We want to engage all parents and constantly look at ways to build communication with parents of every child.
Parents are the chief educators in the faith of their children and we need to support and encourage where possible.
We want more than parent engagement; we want to be partners with our parents and walk with them as our children move on their journey.
Current Parent Partnership Initiatives:
- Constant communication via Tapestry, Dojo & Google Classroom
- Parent Curriculum Group
- PTFA - Parent, Teacher, Friend Association
- Sacramental preparation
- Children leading events to encourage parents to come along
- Phone calls to parents
- Oxford Own at home
- Supporting parents with other 'Key Drivers' such as: Emotional resilience, speaking, language & communication and RSE / PSHE
- Events to bring the community together
- Baby Doves (toddler group)
- Awareness of EAL and Literacy skills