As a parent or carer of a child at Chorlton High School you play an important role in your child's education. We believe that an individual's success in school depends on a successful and effective partnership between students, home and school.
As a school, we maintain high levels of contact with parents. Members of staff will often write to parents, contact them by telephone or invite them in to discuss issues of importance about their child's welfare and progress. Likewise, we encourage parents to contact us if they have any concerns they would like to discuss. There are regular Parents' Evenings throughout the school year where parents can speak to their child's subject teachers and there is a thriving Parents' Association which meets regularly to discuss the development of the school.
The parents’/carers’ role
Young people should feel supported by their parents/carers in their studies. To support the development of organisational skills, Year 7 and 8 pupils will be issued with their own Future Foundations handbook which encourages them to reflect on their progress and set appropriate targets each half term. All pupils are encouraged to share Independent Assessment and coursework details and deadlines with parents/carers. Every parent/carer can help by:
- Taking an active interest in their child’s work
- Making sure all Independent Assessments and homeworks are completed and handed in on time
- Informing the school as soon as possible if there are any concerns
Helping Your Child Achieve The Best – Organisation is the key
In the first few weeks of Chorlton High School the form tutors will be helping students get organised. Parents and carers can help too.We ask you to ensure that your child:
- Attends school every day
- Arrives on time (at 8.30 am)
- Wears full school uniform
- Brings a school bag that contains the right equipment, including a pen, pencil, ruler and books for the day’s lessons.
- Attend Parents’ Evenings to discuss your child’s progress in each subject
Supporting your child at home
Homework and Subject Zone on FROG
All Independent Assessments, KS4 homework tasks and deadlines are available to view on our VLE FROG. Parents can also view the curriculum focus for every subject to see what their child is studying and how their child is learning.
Access the VLE below
Homework Zone - outlines homework for each subject for each half term
Subject Zone - explains what pupils are studying each half term
The login details are issued to students and parents/carers at the start of every year. Please don't hesitate to contact the school if you need a reminder.
The School’s Parent Support Advisor is Ms Roberts. She works in partnership with parents, carers and students to ensure that they get the most out of school life. Initially this will be to support parents and their children during the transition to High School and to ensure continual engagement with learning.
Parental influences have a powerful effect upon children’s attitudes, achievements and life outcomes. Ms Roberts can assist in tackling underachievement by working with families, parents/carers and pupils in a school context to enable pupils, to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.
Family Learning & Experiences
There are a range of family learning events that take place each year, including Parent Involvement Evening and Parent Support events. These evenings are designed to encourage pupils and parents to learn together to raise attainment and aspirations. Parents are invited to attend Family Reading sessions, Maths support evenings and Parenting skills classes. All events are advertised in the Chorlton Connection and on the website
Each Year group has one Parents’ Evening per year which allows parents to see the subject teachers of their child (these dates are available on the calendar section of the website). Parents’ Evenings are always busy, and we encourage parents to bring their children with them to listen to their teachers’ comments.
The school holds Parents' every half term throughout the school year. Parents' Hub is a forum to learn and to engage in discussion about new developments and school improvement matters which are brought to parents for consultation and dissemination. Dates of the Parents’ Hub meetings are published in the school calendar and in the half termly ‘Chorlton Connection’ newsletter.
The school would like to ensure that all parents can access information about the school and their children’s progress. If any parents/carers need additional support please contact the school.