How can parents get involved?
The combination of parents and teachers working together for the benefit of the children is a vital part of the strength of Annan School. Parents are members of the “Friends of Annan School” which organises social and fund raising events. Parents also join working parties for example developing the nature area and putting in a wildlife pond. They run produce stalls and make crafts for the Winter Festival.
Partnership with parents is very important to the community at Annan. There are weekly school newsletters and regular parent/teacher meetings are held. Teachers are always willing to arrange after school meetings to talk through concerns or changes at home etc. Parents are also invited to regular Festivals held each term. These include: Lantern Festivals, Advent festival, Christmas Carol concert, May Dancing, and Strawberry Tea.
Parents and children regularly share in the Learning Journeys which are kept for each child. These contain pieces of work and a photographic record of children’s progress and enjoyment of learning. Parents are also invited in to Open Classrooms and other exhibitions of work as well as music concerts and drama performances.
Parents often share their skills with children under the guidance of staff, offering contributions such as music workshops, felting, art workshops, dance or reading with children.