Parents

We value our partnership with parents and seek to involve them in all that we do.

Here are some of the ways that parents and carers can be involved with our school;

  • Join the Friends of Downs View and support their fund-raising efforts

  • Become a Governor

  • Help in the classroom

  • Come to our Curriculum Workshops and Parent support programmes

  • Attend Parent Consultation Evenings

  • Join in with Working Party days

  • Come to Class and Birthday Assemblies

  • Share your views and ideas about the school with staff

  • Support special events

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning[4]

Thank you to all parent/carers who attended our Macmillan Coffee morning.  It was a great success, not only raising money for a worthwhile charity but also a great opportunity for parents to have a coffee and a chat.  We are still counting up the monies and will let you know the grand total on Monday.  Many parents have requested for more coffee mornings so Natasha will be organising these as a regular event – watch this space!

 

Helping you

We want to do everything we can to support you as parents and carers. We like parents to feel that there is nothing they can’t ask for help and support with. If we can’t help directly, we can find someone else who can.

Parent Support Programmes

We offer a number of parent support programmes on our school site. These range from ‘Helping your Child to Succeed’ to ‘The Incredible Years’. We also link up with Suresteps Children’s Centre to deliver programmes for parents. You can talk to Suzanne about what’s going on and where.

Our next parenting programme, ‘Helping your Child to Succeed’, commences November 6th. Please ask in school for details.

Sure Steps Children centre

Support and Advice Services

We have listed below some websites you might find useful.

Recycle items you on longer need or find things you need:  www.freecycle.org 

Christians against Poverty . CAP is a national debt counselling charity:  www.capuk.org          

Advice and listing of local events for mums:  www.netmums.com

Kent County Council website:  www.kent.gov.uk

Ashford Borough Council website: www.ashford.gov.uk