How we communicate
We greatly value our partnership with parents and communicate in a variety of ways:
We aim to improve our carbon footprint, reduce the use of paper and ensure messages get delivered to you, rather than lost in the bottom of a book bag.
Therefore, we use our digital communication app weduc as the primary way of communicating with our parents. It allows parents to receive messages from the school and have access to our school social newsfeed, calendar, and notice board. Parents can also message the school from their app.
Please download the app below and ask the school office for your unique enrolment code.
We also send out Whole School Newsletters twice every Term to keep parents up to date with what has been going on in the school. These are sent to parents by weduc/email and appear in the 'Latest News' section on the school homepage, as well as below:
We send out Class Newsletters at the beginning of every Term to give parents a view of what their child's class will be learning that term. These are sent to parents by weduc/email and appear on the 'This term we are learning about' page of the school website.
We have a school facebook page where we share successes of the school or inform parents of key upcoming events, e.g. open evenings. Every Friday we also share a ‘This week at Thistle Hill’ post where we share any wonderful goings on from that week. Please follow us to help spread the word of our school achievements!
We have an open door policy. A senior member of staff will always be on the gate in the mornings to welcome children and parents into the school.
If you have a problem and would like to speak to a member of staff it is suggested that you initially speak to your child’s class teacher prior to the Assistant Headteacher then Headteacher. There will be times that staff are unavailable but if you make contact through the Office Manager, they will be able to book a time to speak to the correct member of staff as soon as possible.
This is not the only method we communicate with parents and carers and it is not the only way they can communicate with us. There are termly academic reports, drop-in sessions and parent consultation meetings where you can speak to the staff in the school.
Remember – if you have any concerns, problems or feedback for us please speak to us – tell us, not Facebook.