Parental Involvement and Support

The Friends of Chalk Hills Academy

The key purpose behind establishing and running The Friends of Chalk Hills Academy (previously known as the ‘Parent Focus Group’) is to provide parents/carers with a very real opportunity to contribute to, receive key information about, and be consulted upon the life of The Chalk Hills Academy and play a key role in the learners’ education.

Members are provided with the opportunity to discuss and review academy policies, protocols and procedures (as appropriate); be kept informed regarding the development                of the curriculum; receive annual updates on academic progress and examination results; receive updates on key Shared Learning Trust developments and propose and lead on academy/school events and fundraising activities.

Evening meetings take place once every half term throughout the year, in addition to monthly coffee mornings, at which parents/carers can meet key staff, including pastoral team members and Senior Leaders, to exchange ideas and thoughts or just meet socially with other parents. All members also have access to a unique page of our Frog environment where they can review shared documents and contribute to forums and notices.

Frog

Every single parent and carer who has a child at the Academy is issued with their own log-in to our Frog Virtual Learning Environment. Here they can find a huge number of supportive resources and links by subject and also covering topics such as careers and e-Safety.

Using this log-in parents can also review their child’s attendance and behaviour data as well as any current homework tasks that have been set for their child.

GroupCall

The Academy uses a GroupCall parent communication system to allow us to easily manage the sending and receiving of e-mails and texts to parents. This system also allows easy booking of parents evening appointments and soon, electronic payments and form submissions.

There is also a free mobile app offered to parents to receive notifications and check on child attendance and behaviour data. Please ask Academy staff for further details.