Last night we were delighted to welcome over 80 of our parents back to school to hear about our new ‘ARK’ PSHCE curriculum – a whole program of learning that stretches from Reception to Year 6 and is designed to try and combat the increases we have seen in anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties and self worth in children across the primary age range – one of the key strategy areas that the Governors have identified for us to work on following last year’s community consultation on our future priorities. We then split off and all parents were able to choose from workshops about Writing and Grammar, Maths Calculation Methods, Phonics or Practical Parenting Strategies to help children to regulate and manage their feelings.
We were really pleased with all the positive feedback we received and so grateful to everyone for their engagement and enthusiasm. We are keen to put on more of these evenings but want to walk the fine balance between meeting everyone’s needs and providing useful information, against putting on too many of these evenings that then lose their usefulness and there are not enough numbers attending to make it worthwhile. So, thank you so much again to everyone who came last night, thank you to the teachers and TAs who gave their time to support the evening and please let us know if there are any more areas that you would really value learning about – we can’t wait to do it again!