Welcome to our parent home web pages, these will provide you with useful information. If not, do please ask. If you have a complaint or concern or simply want to make a suggestion or give feedback, then we are keen to hear from you. In the first instance please speak with the class teacher. They can then refer you on to the most appropriate person to give you a response. We also have a formal complaints policy which can be provided upon request or downloaded from the policies webpage..
You can find out what is happening in the academy in several ways as well as looking at this website:
- Via our Twitter feed @meadsteadpa (@CCmeadsteadPA for the Children's Centre)
- Via our Facebook page—search Meadstead Primary Academy (or Meadstead Children's Centre)
- Regular newsletters which are published on this website with a link via Twitter, Facebook.
In addition to the information that we can provide you about the academy and how we work, there are a number of good websites available with leaflets that can be downloaded on a range of topics. Although we do not personally endorse any specific website or leaflet we have found the following to be of use:
NSPCC Guide for Parents - this includes; an online safety checklist, a guide to keeping your child safe when they are home alone, encouraging better behaviour through positive parenting, a guide to managing stress and anger, improving communication with your child, protecting your child from sexual abuse, what to do if you suspect another child is being abused and a guide for mums that includes how to deal with situations of domestic violence
Family Lives - this is a website that covers many aspects of parenting. The provide a telephone helpline as well as online parenting courses and a range of leaflets. The leaflets include; starting primary school, bullying, moving to secondary school, step-families, discipline and splitting up.
Twinkl is a website of educational resources for primary aged children. It includes a wealth of resources for parents who are home educating their children. As well as webpages containing more general advice regarding behaviour etc, there are specific downloadable leaflets that explain; how to prepare your child for school, how to help your child learn to read using phonics, vocabulary, how maths is taught, expectations for spelling and grammar etc.