At Quay Academy we believe it is vital to foster close links between home and school. Parents play an integral part in this process. We have a number of opportunities for you to get involved in school life over the year.
Each term we hold a Showcase of work for parents at the end of our special 'Themed Weeks' and all Year Groups have a termly event to which families are invited. These have included Chinese Day, Mexican Day, Country Dancing and a Teddy Bears' Picnic.
We also have a number of performances over the year to which you are invited.
Parents are always welcome to make an appointment throughout the year to discuss their child’s progress, for whatever reason.
We have an ‘open door’ policy but would ask all parents to respect our request that they always seek an appointment through the administration staff at the office. If you directly approach a teacher immediately before and after lessons, they will not be able to give you the full attention that your concern merits. All staff will make every effort to meet you as soon as possible if requested. Where there are security doors, we ask all visitors to respect the purpose of these and not enter school without permission. They are there for the protection of our pupils. Visitors & parents should always enter and leave school via the main entrance by the office.
We have more formal opportunities for visiting. Parents are invited to make an appointment to see the class teacher on two occasions. Invitations are sent in October (Autumn Term 1) and March (Spring Term 2) and following an expression of interest, parents are offered a convenient “timed” appointment. In July (Summer Term 3) parents will receive a written report followed by an Open Afternoon. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss the report with your child's current teacher and also meet their new teacher for September.
Details of our latest KS2 results, links to the our Ofsted reports and performance data presented in the Department's School Performance Tables are publicly available and the results for 2015-2016 are detailed in the document on the left-hand side of this page.
We are delighted that in 2016, achievement for all Year Groups is showing sustained improvement. Our Key Stage 2 SATs have also exceeded the Government's minimum expectation (Floor Target of 65%) for children achieving Age Related Expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths.
Staff lists, times of the school day and our latest activity timetable are displayed in our current prospectus.
You would be most welcome in school to help. We need you to join visits, support group work in class, help with art and technology and sit with reading groups. Just helping around the class supporting the teacher in any way would be appreciated.
If you can help come in and speak to Mrs Lawton or your child’s class teacher.
Anyone who comes into school to work with children must have DBS check and Mrs Saltonstall in the Office can arrange this for you.
Parents' Group– ‘The Hub'
Sue would like to invite you to join the parents group which is called ‘The Hub’ This is a friendly group of parents and carers who come together to make new friends, share their concerns and ‘chillax’. The group have weekly pop-in sessions and run courses and activities e.g. ‘Helping in Schools’ course, English & Numeracy GCSE level, family craft sessions – story boxes, crafty creatures etc. If you are interested in joining us please contact Sue at school.
All parents are automatically a member of our Fund Raising Opportunity Group (FROGs). This is an active group who put on different events over the year to raise funds for all the children. Events include, Hallowe'en and Valentine's Discos, Christmas and Summer Fayres and Easter Bingo. All the children in school have benefitted from the funds. FROGs have bought equipment for school and paid for the whole school to watch the Pantomime at Bridlington Spa.
Please be aware that when you are on site, we expect all adults to be positive role models for our children.