Communication

Parents Contacting Teachers

If you wish to contact your child’s teacher regarding any problems or queries please feel free to contact the school office who is able to arrange with class teachers to contact you or to make a convenient time to meet. Eastchurch Primary School understands the importance of communications with parents and always do our best to ensure staff are available to speak to. However please be aware that class teachers are very busy before, during and after school, and unarranged visits may not always be possible. For quick questions or queries please feel free to write in your child’s contact book which are checked daily.

Teachers Contacting Parents

From time to time class teachers may wish to contact you regarding your child’s progress, behaviour or to clarify a question. For informal discussions your class teacher may write in your child’s contact book, which should therefore be checked daily or they may ask to speak to you at the end of the school day. In more serious circumstances your class teacher may contact you via telephone or arrange a meeting at a convenient time for you in school. Please be aware that all communications with you are conducted with your child in mind and are about ensuring that we work together so that your child is able to reach their full potential whilst at school with us.

Contact Detail Changes

In the case of your child being absent from school, it is asked that you contact the office secretary to notify the school before the start of the school day with reason for absence.

If you are unable to provide a reason for your child’s absence this will result in an ‘unauthorised absence’ mark being given.

Illness And Injuries At School

In the case of your child becoming ill at school, the school office will contact the parent/carer who has been identified as the emergency contact.

For all serious injuries and bumps to the head a designated First Aider will see to the injury or bump and contact you by phone as well as completing a form to be sent home outlining the details of the incident. If we are unable to contact you the class teacher will speak to you at the end of the day.

Use Of Mobile Phones In School

Year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to walk to and from school. Therefore these children may wish to bring in their mobile phones so that in case of an emergency they can be contacted on their journey. However it is asked that once on the school premises these phones are to be clearly labelled and passed to the school office, where they will be held until the end of the school day. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or liability in respect of these phones.

Text Messaging Service

From time to time Eastchurch Primary School may send text messages and reminders to parents/carers via our text messaging facility. The text message is sent to the mobile phone number of the priority 1 contact for each pupil. Please ensure the office receives details of any changes to your contact details and that they have the correct number on file.