Parent and Teacher Forums
Parent and Teacher Association (PTA)
Ark Paddington Green currently does not have an established PTA, but is fortunate to have strong community engaged and support through the following forums.
Home Learning Workshops
Every term, we hold a cycle of Home Learning Workshops for parents and carers. Each year group hosts a workshop, attended by children and their parents or carers. These workshops are planned by the Senior Leadership Team and delivered in collaboration with all members of the teaching team. Workshops are typically one hour and will cover a range of themes that ensure our community is always fully up to date with school developments, the latest research findings, strategies for supporting pupils at home in reading, writing and maths, as well as health and well-being. Attendance at these workshops is excellent, often 100% and no lower than 92%.
It is important for the Ark Paddington Green team to understand viewpoints on the school’s development from the perspective of our families, so we can ensure concerns or misconceptions are addressed. Every year we conduct a consultation through a questionnaire and invite parents and carers to feedback. The data is gathered and analysed by the Senior Leadership Team, and is shared with the whole community. We take feedback seriously to plan for change and meet with individuals to understand further the nature of their concern.
Every year in July we hold a wonderful summer fair event for the whole community. It is well attended by current and previous families and the money raised covers the cost of a yearly theatre show experience for the whole school. The organisation of this event is led by a parent and a team of parent volunteers from across the schools. The governing body are also keen participants as it provides them with the perfect opportunity to get to know the community.
Getting to Know You Dinners
At the start of each academic year, we provide a family atmosphere event, where parents and carers can meet their child’s new class teaching team and interact with other families. The children sing songs, play instrumentals and then enjoy home-made food from around the world contributed by families and teaching teams.