Commitment to achievement
We place emphasis on the importance of a good relationship between school and home at Ark Tindal. Pupils, parents/carers and teachers all sign a ‘Home / School agreement", which is a joint promise that all of us will put in the time and effort required for our children to succeed. Parents/carers are expected to support children by supervising home learning, ensuring that children attend school and wear the correct uniform.
Parents and carers are an integral part of our school community, and your feedback forms an essential part of our ongoing development and improvement. We regularly run surveys and sessions to gather your views on the education and opportunities your child is receiving, and to understand where we can do better.
You can share your feedback via these channels:
- Ofsted's Parent View tool. This survey consists of 12 short questions around topics such as teaching and behaviour, and will feed into our ongoing development plan
- Directly with a member of our staff
- The main school office
We welcome parents' and carers' involvement in the wider life of the school, whether it be through volunteering, talking about your career in our Ambition Week or getting involved in our community events.
Coffee Catch Ups
Our regular Coffee Catch Ups give our school community an opportunity to come together in an informal setting, to share a drink, and talk together about aspects of school life. We invite speakers from the staff body to provide regular updates on the school curriculum, discuss upcoming events and invite guests to speak to parents and carers on all manner of subjects, from organisations such as Citizens UK, Joseph Chamberlain College (who run ESOL classes for adults at Ark Tindal) and the police force, who have given extremely popular talks on personal safety.
Please contact the main school office for more information.
Parent and carer workshops
We hold regular workshops for parents and carers to help parents with their child's learning and development at home and to explain more about the curriculum being followed in school. The children love having the opportunity to share their work with their adult!
We also collect a series of guides and resources that are available on Spark. This covers topics such as supporting your child's learning, keeping safe online, and maintaining good mental health.