'The purpose of a school is to help a family educate their child' - Edgar
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The key factor in determining a child's success in school life is to forge a longstanding and strong partnership with parents.
We firmly believe that all our children succeed if we work in effective partnership with parents.
Feedback from parents about the running of the school and suggestions to further improve life at Upton are regularly sought via questionnaires or ideas placed in the 'Comments Box' located in the school reception area.
Conversations on the gate at the beginning or end of the school day, or an email to the headteacher, are other informal ways parents can ask questions or put forward helpful comments. We value everyone's contribution, as a community we all grow and develop together.
Regular communication between home and school is vital if we are to successfully build a partnership.
The school places great importance on regular discussions with parents and the development of a trusting relationship. Many discussions between parents and teacher take place informally as a result of daily contact. Staff emails are shared at the start of the year and can be used as an exchange of dialogue.
Parents are invited to attend assemblies and special activities across the year. Parent Consultation 'Target Setting' Meetings are held three times a year, meetings we expect every child to have been represented at.
Upton promotes punctuality! Our doors open at 8:40am with the school day starting at 8:50am. Children arriving after this time must come in to school via the office. Arriving late disrupts a child's calm start to the day and can cause distress. Furthermore, persistent lateness disrupts learning and can effect progress.
Every child has the right to learn in a calm and respectful environment. We expect our children to behave well at school and encourage self-discipline. Our positive behaviour policy reflects this. If an issue arises we contact parents to ensure that we deal with the matter swiftly and positively. If any children are found to be bullying others this is dealt with positively but firmly in accordance with our Anti-Bullying and Positive Behaviour Policies.
All items of lost property are placed in the year group lost property boxes. Please ensure that your child's name is clearly marked on all articles of clothing. At the end of every term we display all unclaimed items for everyone to check through. Any unclaimed items go into the PTFA 'Blue Bag' appeal.
Parents will need to complete a 'Leave of Absence Request Form' for any absence requested during term time. Family holidays will not be authorised unless there are very special circumstances. The headteacher will make all absence decisions on behalf of the Governing Body.