Working Together to Raise Standards
We place great importance on the relationship between home and school and we encourage our parents to be heavily involved within the Straits Community. Our doors are always open, staff are approachable and pupils are genuinely proud to show off their work, whether in the classroom or on displays.
Our form tutors are always available at pick-up times if a short conversation is all that is required to answer a simple question. Should a longer meeting be needed, then an appointment can be made either through the individual teacher concerned or through the School secretary at :-
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Our Parents’ Association
The Straits Parents Support Group (SPSG)
The school vision for the SPSG is to enrich the community spirit here, in line with our ethos and mission statement, which is;
” To prepare our students to take up their places in an ever evolving and challenging world, striving for continuous excellence in their pursuits, but tempered with empathy for others. Students of Straits will leave the school with strong moral and ethical values and with a truly internationally minded outlook. “
Specifically, the SPSG is a positive addition to the school by promoting parental involvement in such activities as service enrichment, fund raising for charity, increasing awareness of the values of the school, helping parent-school communication and delivering co-curricular activities, for example. It is also the school’s wish that they truly help the community develop the school motto in our students – Non Mihi, Non Tibi, Sed Nobis.
The SPSG also provides a valuable link to the Principal and the school leadership team in terms of consultation. It is also expected that the SPSG shall, on occasion, be invited to meet SLT to gain parental perspective on other school developments. The Principal will regularly meet with the Parent Support Group to encourage proactive participation in promoting the school ethos and other school events.
SPSG Events 2017-18
- Challenge Week Consultation
- International Day
- Creativity Day
- Eden Handicapped Food Fair
- Production Day
- School Production and Prizegiving
- Plus more…
How to Get Involved?
Please come along to any events or to the coffee mornings held every fortnight at the school. Here, you can meet with staff and other parents. Otherwise, you can contact your class representative.
The class representatives split into committees to help with various school events, and shall also invite other parents to do what they can to enrich the school. Remember, the more you are involved, the better our school becomes!
Communication & Support
Appointments & Contacts
The school operates an open door policy, so you can always enquire at the reception if the Principal is available to meet. However, please be advised that if you wish to ensure an appointment it is always wise to phone the school or email in firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Teachers, by the nature of their timetabled work, should always be emailed personally before dropping in, just in case they are teaching. Your child’s Form Teacher should always be your first port of call, unless it is a serious issue, in which case, contact the Principal directly. If you have a complaint, please follow the procedure as out- lined within the handbook.
Many teachers, including the Principal, will endeavour to be present at the beginning and end of school, mingling with parents and supervising children. You are always welcome to go talk with them when they are not too busy with children! The staff are here to help and are friendly, courteous members of our community. Please do not hesitate to establish friendly relations with our professional team, the home- school relationship is a vital part of our ethos.
Please remember that if you do e mail staff personally outside school office hours, although we shall do our best to answer them as soon as possible, it may take one or two working days to receive a reply. It is also advisable not to contact staff members through their mobile numbers, but to contact them through the school.
What Is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use Class Dojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes.
That’s how we believe we can transform education. Together. By helping every teacher, parent, and student in the world create an incredible classroom all their own.
To give teachers, parents, and students the power to create incredible classrooms.
At ClassDojo, we want to transform education for every kid in the world.
To do this – and do it soon – we have a simple plan: connect teachers, parents, and students in every classroom, and work with them every day to bring the best ideas into their classrooms.
It’s not about creating an “ideal” classroom, a one-size-fits-all model that everyone must fit, because there’s no such thing. Instead, we believe that teachers, parents and students should have the power to create an incredible classroom that is best for them.