At Our Lady & St. Gerard's we value the support of our parent community.
We believe that our pupils benefit greatly from the collaboration between school and home. Children have two main educators in their lives, their parents and their teachers. Both have crucial roles to play and the impact of learning is greater if we work together with shared aims. We want to make our school a welcoming place for parents with an ethos based on mutual trust and respect.
Parental involvement in our school can be divided into two strands:
- Parental involvement in the life of the school.
- Parental support for the individual child at home and in school.
To ensure that communication between home and school is effective, we have our school website, Class Dojo, our weekly newsletter and our Parent Pay communications. We also use Parent Pay for payments and bookings.
Throughout the year, families will be notified of any workshops, parent-teacher meetings and events. We encourage parents and carers to attend these when possible.
Adult Learning and Support for Parents
We try to ensure that we give parents access to a range of information to help them to support their child(ren). Information about parent sessions in school will be communicated via the newsletter and Classdojo.
Lancashire Adult Learning offer a wide range of courses which our parents may find useful. The information below is from their website, where there is information about courses for Family Learning, Hairdressing, Maths & English and many more topics. Click the icon below to access their website.