At Kingswood we know that you, as parents, are your child’s first and most important educator. All children need to be guided by their parents and we therefore aim to work in partnership with you to ensure each child is supported and helped towards becoming active learners.
We aim to ensure that all our parents have access to:
- Regular newsletters to inform you of events taking place in school
- Regular ‘Open Sessions’ to see the curriculum in action, for you play alongside your child and gather ideas to continue the learning at home
- Online ‘Learning Journals’ as a means of recording your child’s achievements and setting targets to be worked on at home
- School’s website with information about activities and guidance for parents We want every parent to know that their child is important to us here at Kingswood, and that no concern is too small. Please come in and talk to us about any aspect of your child’s welfare, well-being, or development; by working together the results will have a positive impact on your child’s happiness and education.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. If we have any concern that a child has been harmed, or is at risk of harm, then we are obliged to share our concerns with the appropriate safeguarding bodies.
Inclusion within the Early Years
Recently, there have been prominent national conversations concerning history, identity, and the disadvantage people from ethnic minority communities have experienced.
At Kingswood we wish to join many others in affirming our commitment to inclusion within the early years, where children learn empathy and values which will help build a fairer and more just country.
We recognise that, as with every part of society, the early years community must continually improve so that we may always effectively address the hateful harm of racial prejudice. All children, families and practitioners in the early years must feel equally safe, appreciated, and respected. Everyone has a role in ensuring that all voices are heard and esteemed, that unjust discriminatory language and behaviours are challenged, and that diversity in all its forms is embraced.
We thought it important in this context to re-emphasise the work we do to make sure that children of all backgrounds and abilities are included and supported, and their cultures celebrated.
All of this is in accordance with our core value of Respect – that everybody is valued, listened to, understood, and treats others as they themselves want to be treated. We are committed to thinking further and learning more about how we can better ensure that these principles are put into practice, so that every child is cherished and enabled to flourish.