Our aim is for parents and carers to be fully involved in academy life. Communication is crucial and we use a variety of accessible methods to keep parents and carers up to date about developments at Green Spring Academy Shoreditch. Communication may take the form of meetings with parents and carers, regular letters and text messages, termly academy newsletters and the academy website.
Parents and carers requested regular Parents’ Evenings to meet their son or daughter’s relevant class teachers and these now take place twice a year. Attendance is superb and we regularly ask for feedback from parents/carers on these events to ensure the written reports and events meet the parents/carers needs.
Parents and carers are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education and all have the opportunity to train and volunteer as ‘buddy readers’ for students whose age is significantly below their chronological reading age. Interactive sessions are also offered for all parents to develop the skills to effectively support the development of their son or daughter’s literacy development.
Termly coffee mornings are held to consult parents and carers on changes to academy life.
Parents and carers are also invited to more informal events such as the Winter Fayre, drama, music and dance performances, the Summer Jam (family fun day), celebration events and the termly Farmer’s Market.
Our students and their families speak a wide variety of languages. The academy ensures the needs of all are met by always providing an interpreter for meetings if parents do not speak English. Staff at the academy speak a wide variety of languages and therefore are able to build positive relationships with families. Letters and other important documents are translated into the home language to ensure they are accessible to all parents.