“Our choice to send our son to Reach has proven to be the right move, a huge relief to us both” (Reception parent)
“Thank you for your hard work and commitment to our son’s future” (Reception parent)
“I am so pleased about how my daughter’s attitude towards work and homework have changed. We have our young lady back who wants to succeed” (Year 7 parent)
The cornerstone of parents’ experience at Reach Academy is clear communication between home and school. We report on pupils’ progress every half term and have two formal parent consultations each year. In addition, our teachers and leadership team are available in person and on the phone daily until 8pm. Weekly we share a ‘payslip’ with pupils and parents which provides a summary of the pupils’ week and forms the basis on discussions at home about progress and areas for development.
In addition to strong lines of communication, the experience of being a parent at Reach Academy Feltham blends three elements: making a commitment, breaking down barriers and being supported.
Making a commitment
We ask all of our parents to make a commitment to support their child through their time at Reach Academy. Parents sign a pledge in front of their child and commit to supporting them with their learning by making sure they are in school on time, in their uniform, every day and that they are doing their homework.
Breaking down barriers
We believe in breaking down the barriers between home and school. We invite parents into school and into classes, visit homes prior to the child joining the school and hold a number of events, recently our Community Action Day to build links between parents and the school.
We believe in the importance of supporting parents to make sure that every child in the school is able to be successful. We have invested in a Community Lead role and Kay works closely with families to support them and help them support their children. We have a weekly coffee afternoon, offer Parent Gym courses and hold regular workshops where teachers share how they are teaching children so that parents can use similar methods to support at home