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Parental Engagement


Parental Engagement Statement

The Education Endowment foundation defines Parent engagement as

“the involvement of parents in supporting their children’s academic learning.”

At St Hardulph's we both support and encourage this so that parents feel involved and informed about their child’s education and pupils are able to celebrate and share their achievements.


We aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our families so that parents feel able to approach school with any issues, concerns or comments and feel both welcome and comfortable on site.


Parents comment that communication between St Hardulph's and home is excellent and they feel well informed about what is happening in school. We communicate in the following ways:


  • School App

  • Weekly Newsletters 

  • School X (formerly Twitter) page

  • Letters home

  • School website


We provide 3 opportunities per academic year for parents to receive information about their child’s academic progress. There are Parent’s evenings in both the Autumn and Spring term with individual appointments. In the Summer term we share an Annual Report with parents.

In addition we offer an “open door” policy whereby parents can come in or telephone and ask to meet with the child’s teacher if there is a particular issue to be discussed. Parents are also provided with staff email addresses at the start of the year and for non-urgent communication can contact their child's class teacher via email with a response expected within 2 working days. 


We send out an annual questionnaire for Parents every Summer term and we actively encourage parents to respond and give us their honest views so that we can continue to improve and develop.


Over the year there are a range of opportunities for parents to come into school to share and enjoy their child’s learning and share their success. These include:


  • Weekly Celebration worships
  • Class assemblies twice per year
  • Christmas Performance 
  • Christmas Carol Service in Church
  • Christmas fair run by the PTFA
  • Phonics and Early Reading workshops
  • Sports day
  • Art gallery and café
  • Musical showcases for class tuition and individual lessons
  • Each year group selects 2 parent engagement activities per year whereby parents can come into school and share/join in with a learning experience
  • Whole School activities such as a family Messy Easter Service
  • Harvest Festival 
  • Mother's Day service
  • Roving book fair event and read to your child
  • Sports matches
  • Young Voices choir concert
  • New to Reception welcome meeting
  • SAT's information meeting