We have a tradition of ‘openness’ to parental enquiry. We believe this is in the best interests of the children in our care. Our staff enjoy positive relationships with both children and parents.
We enjoy daily contact with parents and provide multiple opportunities for them to be involved in their children’s time at School. Parents are considered just as much a part of The Mount community as our pupils. Harvest Festival, Music concerts, Christmas Productions and Sports Days are just some examples of when parents and grandparents are welcome to visit The Mount. We encourage parents to talk to staff at school if they have any concerns about their child. As well as this open-door policy, a full written report covering all subjects is prepared for each pupil in the Summer Term.
It is important for you as parents to understand what your child is learning at School and the progress they are making. At the start of the academic year you will receive an overview of the topics taught for the academic year and information about timetables and specialist teaching. All children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be sent homework to complete at home as well as reading books. In the younger years these are shared tasks for you to complete with your child and as they move through the School the work set will be to complete independently.
During the course of the year your child’s progress will be closely monitored and tracked using teacher assessments and targets will be set for your child in English and Maths. In the Autumn and Spring term you will be invited to attend a Parent Teacher consultation meeting to discuss your child’s progress with their Class Teacher and specialist teaching staff. In the Summer term you will be invited to an informal open evening where you can go and see your child’s work, talk to the teacher and go and have a look at where they will be going the following year. As well as this open-door policy, a full written report covering all subjects is prepared for each pupil in the Summer term.
Most forms of communication such as newsletters and notices will be sent to parents via email. A great way to stay in touch and see what is happening daily in the Junior School is to follow us on twitter @mountoutdoor
We value parent feedback and parental engagement is crucial for the vitality of our School Community. At The Mount we host a termly Parents’ Forum. The Parents’ Forum is a vehicle for exchange of information and ideas between staff and parents. Parents’ Forum comprises a parent representative for each year group from Pre-School to Year 13, and holds regular formal meetings with the Principal, Head of Junior School and Senior Leadership Team. Parent representatives can feedback on initiatives and developments within the School.