Parental Involvement

The very best schools are those where home and school work together. We have a wide ranging programme of parental involvement events for parents and carers which include:

Family Learning Days

Family Learning Days take place in school and occasional Saturday mornings. The whole family is welcome and events include:

  • Harvest Festival Family Challenge
  • Christmas Crafts Saturday morning event
  • Easter Crafts
  • Carville University Graduation days
  • Bikeability
  • STEM Fair
  • The Amber Project
  • Family Learning Days in EYFS
  • Nursery Family Learning Days at Shiremoor Adventure Playground
  • Carville choir and musical celebrations at the Wallsend Festival, Richardson Dees Park Christmas events and the vocal celebration at the      Whitley Bay Playhouse
  • Carville dance and drama celebrations at the Parks in North Shields as part of the North Tyneside Dance Festival

Book Looks

Each term, parents are invited into school during the school day to sit with their child and look through their books. This enables you to see exactly what your child is learning and what they need to do to improve.

Parent Voice

We are committed to working in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community. A member of the Senior Leadership Team has responsibility for Community Cohesion and Parental Partnerships. Opportunities for Parent Voice may include:

  • Membership of Parents’ Forum
  • Attending Family Learning Days, Harvest Festival celebrations, Carville’s got Talent, Carville University graduation and Book Look days
  • Nursery home school visits
  • Home school reading booklets (parental comments section)
  • Parental response forms for two written school reports
  • Completion of event evaluation forms
  • Parental Questionnaire
  • Ofsted Parent View

Carville Family Forum

The Carville Family Forum meets on a half termly basis in their own Community Room and discusses any issues which parents wish to bring to the table. Any parent is welcome and you don’t need to attend every meeting. Successes for the parents’ forum include:

  • Summer Fayre Fundraising Event
  • Year 6 Leavers Assembly, gifts and ‘Prom’ style Leavers Party
  • The Annual Bunny Hop Disco Fundraising Event
  • The installation of a parents’ noticeboard in the playground
  • The inclusion of homework tips for parents in homework books
  • Attendance at the New Entrants Meeting in June
  • Amber project activities
  • Health & Safety signage

Learning Meetings

We provide a range of sessions throughout the year focusing on a range of skills that will help you to support your child. These include:

  • KS2 Numeracy Workshops
  • KS2 Literacy Workshops
  • Behaviour for Learning meetings
  • Reading Workshops
  • Phonics Workshops
  • Basic Skills workshops

Parent Information Evenings

We offer three information evenings each year where parents can request an appointment with their child’s class teacher.

Reports and Curricular Targets

We issue two written reports each year, an interim progress report in January and an end of year report in July. In addition to this, we send each child’s individual curricular targets home in September for the year ahead.

Parent Support in Classrooms

Some parents have the time to help and support in school during the week. We are always delighted to have an extra pair of hands to help out with classroom tasks. We do require parent volunteers to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Safeguarding practice requires two references from any volunteer working in any classrooms.