Family involvement in school

Family involvement in school

We believe collaboration and teamwork is vital part of ensuring our young people succeed in their time at Hope Wood Academy and beyond. Families are often the specialist in their individual young person’s needs.

Our vision as an academy is to have high levels of engagement with families that leads to highly effective partnership which young people benefit from through their learning.

Our values of honesty, integrity and kindness are so important to our work with families and we operate an open door approach supported by safeguarding procedures and welcome a two way continuous dialogue with families about all aspects of the academy and encourage families to become part of the Hope Wood community.

We keep in touch with parents and carers through:

  • home-school diaries
  • the school newsletter
  • letters home
  • text messages to parents
  • this website
  • emails
  • face to face communication
  • social media channels
  • attending your young person’s Education Health and Care Plan annual review

Attending EHCP review 

All families are invited to participate in their young person’s EHCP review which takes place annually, we provide a range of ways of this meeting taking place including face to face in school or via an online platform. It is important that families are able to contribute to this process. If you have any questions or queries about the EHCP process or attendance at the meeting then please don’t hesitate to contact Liz, our EHCP Co-ordinator.

Family engagement sessions

On the last afternoon of each half term, parents afternoons provide an opportunity for families to visit young people in their tutor groups between 1.45pm and 3.00pm. Families will be able to meet with tutors, support staff, subject teachers and leaders to join in celebrating progress and discuss matters related to their young person’s education.

Family events throughout the year

During the course of the year we invite families into school for events such as Christmas fair, summer fair, special person’s events and other events where we encourage families to be play a part in school life.

If you wish to tell us about an event or share some news with us please don’t hesitate to get in touch.