Parent involvement

Headteachers Welcome

Turing House School was envisioned and steered from the outset by local parents, in partnership with the Russell Education Trust and, now that the school is established, parents have significant representation on the Local Governing Body.

Parental involvement is fundamental to our school vision, because we believe children can achieve best when parents and schools work together.

For example:

  • Parents have access to the My Child At School portal to our BromCom information system. Here they can read messages from the school, see their child's timetable and any homework that has been set, and monitor data on their child's attendance and behaviour.

  • We facilitate home-school contact online as well as face-to-face meetings, providing opportunities to discuss students' progress.

  • We encourage a culture of pro-active positive communication, with teachers keeping parents informed of students’ achievements.

  • We work hard to overcome barriers to parental involvement, by relationship building with hard-to-reach families, responsiveness to feedback, and clear communication.

  • We support home learning e.g. through advice and workshops for parents on how to support homework or exam preparation; and information on activities/exhibitions/events that may support topics being taught in the classroom.

  • Our Turing House Friends group initiates social activities for parents and families.

  • We encourage parents to help with activities within school; e.g. supporting reading initiatives, sports, arts and crafts, school journeys, food technology etc.

  • We encourage parents into school to give short talks about their employment, hobbies, interests, experiences or achievements.

If you would like to be more involved in school life, but you're not sure how, please contact us via the school office. We'd love to hear from you!