Pickle has been at school almost a whole term. I’m still struggling with the change between nursery and school. He isn’t! He’s fine now and runs in happily everyday! Today he even played with one of his friends in the playground before school which he’d never done previously.
However my one big bug bear is communication between school and parents.
Nursery I loved because everyday you were given a run through of their day, were able to discuss any issues immediately, you knew if they’d even been slightly off their food or had been quieter that day. You absolutely knew if any kind of accident had occurred. Any minor bump or scrape because it was all in the accident log. In fact I only had to sign it once!
In the term since school has started my child has cone home on numerous occasions having fallen over and has grazed his knee and they haven’t even cleaned it nor washed his hands. This bugs me tremendously! He’s 5! He can’t do it himself so it doesn’t take much to hive it a wipe over and make sure he washes his hand. However what bugs me even more Is the fact they don’t tell parents! At my mums school they make sure the nursery nurse for the class grabs any parents of kids who have fallen etc and quickly informs them they fell, may have a bruise and were fine. It doesn’t take much!
This is just one area of poor communication between parents and the school. It was something their ofsted report speaks of on numerous occasions. And their military style parents evening just adds to the alienation of parents.
Today though I discovered there are barriers in place so you can’t make a direct appointment with the headteacher like I asked, nope you have to leave her a brief written note and she will grant you an appointment if she see’s it as necessary.
This school really don’t make communication easy! How about your child’s school? Are they good at keeping you upto date with your child’s welfare and learning or are you in the blue as to what goes on?