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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

ParentMail is our new means of communication

Communicating with parents/carers is an important part of what we do.  Making sure you receive the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about.  Traditionally we have used printed letters but delivery of these can be unreliable - they are also expensive, take time to produce and are not 'environmentally-friendly'.
From 28 April we will be using ‘ParentMail’ a service used by over 5,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate with millions of parents. ParentMail will be beneficial to you because:

• Messages will get to you reliably by email and/or text
• We can send messages directly to parents /carers at the same time
• Emergency or important information can be sent by text message
• You can give permission for events/trips online without having to return forms to us
Registering on ParentMail is simple, only takes a minute and can be done from a PC, iPad/tablet or mobile phone.  If you already have a ParentMail account with another School, Club or Nursery you will be given instructions on how to add your child/school to your account.
If you have provided us with your email address then you will receive an email on 28 April.  This will give clear instructions on how to register.  If you have not provided an email address then you will receive a text message reminding you to register.  Therefore please ensure that the School Office has your valid email address and mobile phone number by 28 April.
Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Data Protection Registrar and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.  Please ensure that you register as soon as possible after you receive the email with the link.
If you cannot provide us with an email address that you can access the please speak to the school office and we will continue to send paper correspondence via your child’s school book bag.
Graeme McGlasson-West