We believe that education is a partnership, and that good contact between home and school is essential for the partnership to succeed.
Parents can expect at least one formal communication between the school and home every term. Parents are, of course, welcome to make appointments to see staff at other times as required.
Throughout the school year, we host a series of Family Learning sessions where we welcome parents and families of our students to visit our school and attend a learning session aimed at sharing information about how to best support their child’s learning whilst at The Roseland Academy. This can range from Google Classroom and Google Guardians to Exam Preparation. These get announced on the weekly bulletin, newsletter and the school Facebook page.
In September, all parents are invited to a Curriculum Evening specific to their child’s year group. These meetings outline the structure of the courses to be undertaken that year as well as covering issues such as homework, the pastoral system etc.
In the Autumn Term, Year 7 parents are invited to a ‘Settling In’ conversation with their child’s form tutor. Year 8 and 11 parents will be asked to a Parents’ Evening with subject staff. Year 10 parents will receive a Monitoring report.
Early in the spring term Year 9 parents will get a full written report as part of the Options process. The Options process also includes a Parents’ Evening with subject staff and a Presentation Evening about the Options process itself.
Year 11 parents will be invited to a post Trial (mock) Exam Evening. This gives parents an opportunity to discuss the results of Trial Examinations so that The Roseland Academy and home can work together to best prepare the student for the main Exam Period. Parents of Year 10 and Year 7 will be asked to a Parents’ Evening with subject staff. Year 8 parents will receive a Monitoring report.
In the summer term Year 7, 8 and 10 parents will get a full written report.
Throughout the year students will get a tracking sheet showing their progress and this will be pasted inside the planner. This forms the basis of ongoing learning conversations with the tutor.