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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith

Open After School

As a village school, it is difficult finding opportunities for the children to share their learning with parents and carers. For example, larger settings have the facilities for sharing assemblies. I have, however, been giving some thought to how we might do more in this area as parental engagement is enormously valuable in the learning journey of every child.


I would, therefore, like to experiment with an event I am currently calling Open After School. (As EYFS have Stay & Learn, this is just for students in KS1 and KS2.) On Thursday, after you have collected your child as usual, you are invited to visit their classroom, entering by the main door, where pupils will have placed on show work they are especially proud of.


I will be available; however, teachers are not expected to stay in classrooms for consultation as they have just released annual reports and we have parents' evening next term. Please do not flick through the books of others.


I will ring the lunch bell at 3.45 to mark the end of your visit. I welcome your feedback, and if it proves successful, I hope to repeat this event.