WELCOME
Head Teacher's Welcome

Dear Parents,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to Holliers Walk Primary School – a school that is proud of the high quality provision we provide. We currently have approximately 380 pupils and two classes in each year group.

Starting school is an exciting time for children and here at Holliers, we endeavor to make it as straightforward as possible. We are extremely fortunate to have a committed staff who share the common aim of wanting to give your child the best possible start in life. Not only do we strive to achieve the highest level in literacy, numeracy and all round education, but we also ensure your children are safe, happy and contribute to our excellent standards of behaviour.

 

Establishing vital links between yourselves and the school is of paramount importance to all at Holliers Walk and indeed, we welcome parents into school. If you wish to help in school with craft work, cooking, sewing, after-school clubs or hearing groups of children read, then please contact your son or daughter’s teacher. They will be only too glad of the extra help.

 

Each term we have parents’ interviews where we will discuss your child’s progress and at the end of the summer term, we will send you a written report summing up the progress of the year. If, however, you wish to talk about worries you have over your child’s progress then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

 

Behaviour and Rewards

Behaviour at Holliers Walk is good. Pupils are eager to learn and all adults have high expectations of how children behave and the progress they make. Children are rewarded in a variety of ways for working hard and making good choices regarding their behaviour. Pupils are split into four Houses that they can earn House Points for. These are added up every week and the winning house is announced at the celebration assembly on a Friday. The scores are displayed in the hall and the overall winning house for the term has a House-Treat! Also, each class has a traffic-light system which provides pupils with a visual prompt regarding their behaviour and achievement. One pupil from each class is chosen each week who has particularly stood out and picked to go on the Golden star and receive a treat on a Friday. All certificates, good work, awards etc are celebrated in Friday's whole school assembly.

 

Timekeeping

Please ensure pupils arrive ready to be registered at 8.50 am and that you notify the office if your child is absent. Please be aware that due to changes in the law pupils are NOT authorised to go on holidays in term time unless extenuating circumstances. The school has a duty to report all unauthorised holiday absence, frequent lateness and poor attendance to the local authority.

 

Uniform

The school Governors have a uniform policy which also covers PE, jewellery and shoes. If you are unsure what is acceptable please contact the school office.

 

Parental Participation

Homework is part of school life and children are encouraged to be life long learners and know that learning doesn't just happen in school! Children are likely to need your support to ensure homework is complete and your help with this is appreciated. We have regular parents evenings and parents are encouraged to contact the school should they have any concerns at any point in the term.

 

Regards

Cath Allison