School is a partnership between child – teacher – parents, and to ensure that the partnership is effective, communication needs to be regular and purposeful. Parents and others with an interest in the school will receive regular newsletters and texts about the happenings in school, and we are always ready to receive suggestions concerning the things we should write to you about.

When your child joins Moorfield as well as the school website you will receive access to our VLE which is a secure learning platform and has a vast array of information and links for learning. In addition, we hold parents evenings during the year when teachers and parents can discuss progress. We hold an Open Evening in the Summer Term when parents, children, friends and relatives can visit the school.

Parents are always welcome to make an appointment to see the head teacher or class teacher. Please do not expect to see a teacher during lesson time. It is always better to make an appointment to see a teacher through the main School office, 0161 483 4521, and on any visit you should report to the School office in the first instance.

In addition to the more formal links with parents we are happy to see parent helpers in school if we have a space and have once they have signed our ‘Confidentiality Statement’. We are now required to risk assess visitors working with our children. You may be asked to undertake the DBS process. Parents can assist with many facets of school life, from helping in the library, hearing children read, supporting the teacher in art/craft lessons, providing adult supervision on educational visits, and many other ways. Each September we write to parents asking for volunteers, so if you have a little spare time, an hour will do, please respond to the call!

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