The support of parents is always welcomed and the school organises regular opportunities for parents/carers to meet formally and informally with teachers. Class teachers are available in the playground at the end of each day for an informal chat. During the year, parents are given the opportunity to discuss their child's progress at termly parents' evenings and receive an end-of-year report in the Summer Term. The Headteacher and staff are happy to meet parents, either informally or by appointment, at other times.
Parents are encouraged to support children in reading and home learning activities, which are set throughout the school year. Curriculum information evenings for parents are also regularly organised. These are very useful, well attended events, informing parents about how the school teaches areas, such as phonics, reading, mathematical calculations and how best to support children at home. Parents are always welcome in our school and frequently volunteer to help teachers with their class and group work. At Downsview we believe in a partnership between parents and the school.
The PTA organises various fundraising events throughout the year, including the annual Summer Fayre and Winter Market. All monies raised go towards funding extras for the children and improving school facilities. All parents/carers are automatically members of the Downsview PTA.
Downsview uses an online appointment booking system to book parent/carer consultations. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers. The Primary parent/carer will only be allowed to make an appointment. You will need to input your exact first name, surname and e-mail address, which you have given to Downsview. You will then need to input your child's preferred first name, surname and date of birth in order to access the system. When you have booked your appointment you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not have an email address, your class teacher can book an appointment for you, alternatively you can speak to the school office.
Please visit https://downsviewcroydon.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointment. A short guide on how to add appointments can be found using the link below.