The education of children is a partnership between parents and school. We are keen to develop a strong and purposeful relationship and to work closely with parents. If parents wish to speak to or make an appointment with a member of staff, they should phone reception and the appropriate person will return a phone call within 24 hours, usually after 3.00 pm. Pre-booked appointments can be made to see a Form Tutor or Head of Year by contacting the Pastoral Support Team at the school. There are also several formal means of communication which provide opportunities for parents to learn of their child’s progress, and to share any information or concerns with the school. Appointments can also be made with Subject Teachers, Head of Departments or Heads of Faculty.
Head of Year Consultation Evenings
These monthly clinics, by appointment, are for parents to discuss any problems or worries with their child’s Head of Year.
In October of the first year of entry, parents of students in Years 7 are invited to meet the Form Tutor and Head of Year for a general review of how students have settled into Taverham High School.
Progress Review Meetings
During each academic year, there is at least one formal opportunity for parents to discuss progress with their child’s subject teachers at the annual Parents’ Evening.
Progress Reviews and Target Setting
A continuous process of reviewing progress and setting targets is carried out by students and teachers, through discussion and negotiation. Outcomes of this are recorded in the student’s planner, to enable parents to give continuing support and encouragement to the student. Parents should check planners regularly and sign them on a weekly basis. An interim (short) and full report will be issued each year.
Parents have the opportunity to access individual student records electronically from home.
At the end of Year 9, a summary is provided of Key Stage 3 progress and results.