As your child's first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.
Our keyworkers form great bonds with the children to ensure their needs in the pre-school are met.
Towards the end of each term we hold parent consultation sessions where you can have an in-depth meeting with your child's key worker to discuss their progress and ask any questions arising from their individual tracking assessment.
Your child’s key person is dedicated to maintaining the home link and working with you to support to your child; helping them to reach their own unique and full potential. Parents may view their own child’s file on request. Reports are sent home at the end of each term at which time we offer parent consultations, if required.
Of course, if you have any concerns or queries you are invited to discuss them on an informal and on-going basis, preferably at the end of a session when staff can give you more time. However, if there is anything that might affect the child during the session please do discuss this at the beginning of the session. Even letting us know of a late or unsettled night is valuable information for us to have.
We would also appreciate being informed of any serious illness, death, divorce or hospital stay of a family member (in confidence) as your child may need extra support in varying ways.
Duties of your Child's Key Person
Main duties of a key person are:
To provide emotional support for the child, to comfort and reassure them
To care for the child
To contribute to and ensure that our provision takes into account the child's race, culture, religion, language and family values
To liaise with parents/carers
To observe the child's progress and keep records
To complete parent/teacher meetings
To be available to speak to parent/carers
To liaise with other settings on the progress and welfare of the child
Where necessary, liaise with the allocated member of staff responsible for child protection
To liaise with the parents/carers and SENCo if there are any concerns
To communicate any concerns with the parents/carers
To respect confidentiality