The Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Ofsted Outstanding Rated School
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Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Home-School Partnership
Parents are their child's first educators and we believe that parents and staff are partners in children's education and close home/school links are vital. We have an "open door" policy, so that parents can spend time with their children while they are here. We send regular newsletters so that parents are kept informed about all that is going on.
Please let us know if you have any concerns, large or small, about your children’s progress or happiness. Staff are available briefly at the beginning of each session but it is usually easier to talk to your child’s key person at the end of the session. Either the key person or the headteacher will always try to be available on the same day on which you wish to speak to them

Parents/ Carers in the school
You are most welcome to spend time in School with your child, and it is helpful for all the children if we have extra adults to get involved with them in their play. We usually find that it works best if you come in after your child's first term, so that they are securely established on their own before your visits.
You may like to stay and do a specific job, e.g. cooking, helping with woodwork, etc. We always need extra people to read books to children in the book-corner. If you would like to do this please talk to your child's group leader. (Grandparents, Aunts or Uncles are welcome too!). Please let us know your skills, enthusiasms and talents- more or less any interest will be something children will enjoy sharing.
If you are happy to help on a regular basis you will be very welcome. We will need to obtain Criminal Record Bureau clearance for you if you are helping regularly.

Parent support at home
Ways to support your child at home include:
  • Talking to and listening to them
  • Sharing activities you both enjoy
  • Sharing books and stories
  • Playing with him/her
  • Letting your child help you with your activities such as shopping, cooking and thereby developing their ‘apprenticeship’ skills.
  • Watching some appropriate programmes on the television with your child and talking about them
  • Participating in school life