The School welcomes both formal and informal contacts. A formal parent consultation evening is held in the Spring term, when your child's progress can be confidentially discussed. A formal written report is sent to parents at the end of the Summer term followed by an Open Evening giving opportunity to discuss the report. Teachers are normally available to talk to parents on most days. Regular weekly newsletters are sent out to parents by the Head Teacher.
Parents are encouraged to link with the school and volunteer their skills in any way they can. At Norton St. Nicholas we believe that volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of our children. We welcome and encourage volunteers from the local community. The types of activities that Volunteers are engaged including; hearing children read; working with small groups of children; working alongside individual children; undertaking art & craft activities with children; working with children on the computers and accompanying school visits.
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, either for a one off event such as a school visit or on a more regular basis, e.g. hearing children read, usually approaches the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher directly.
We have a thriving PTA – SNAPS (St. Nicholas Association of Parents and Staff). The group have provided much valuable equipment for school as well as promoting social and fundraising events involving the whole community.
Children are encouraged to be an active voice within the school. This is achieved through a school council. Two representatives from each class regularly attend meetings held to discuss items on the agenda drawn up from suggestions made by the children themselves about key issues affecting them in school.