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Parent Information

Welcome to St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary school parents information page.  All information including clubs, curriculum and links to your child's class page can be accessed here.

Parental Engagement 

At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, we recognise each child as an individual, and aim to give all children every opportunity to realise their full potential.  We believe that a close partnership between the school, parents and the child is essential if we are to achieve this aim.

 

How to help your child at school

 

Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child's education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life.  Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never to soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning.

 

If you are concerned about your child's learning, you may be unsure about how best to support them.  It's important to have a good line of communication between parent and teacher, with each of you seeing your roles as complementary and inclusive. You have the right to expect and ask for help. Sometimes things happen that make going to school difficult for your child. Common problems include falling out with friends, finding schoolwork too hard and being bullied, and tackling these early on makes all the difference.  You may be able to help them by:

 

  • Letting them know that you care and want to help
  • Asking if they can think of anything helpful that you could do.
  • Speaking to their teacher and ask what the school could do to help.
  • Encouraging them to join after-school club or activities.
  • Taking things slowly, one step at a time.

 

Parent Support Advisor

 

Miss Hodby is out Parent Support Advisor. Her role is mainly to support you and your child to get the very best from school by providing support, advice and information. Miss Hodby can help you with any worries and concerns you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour or attendance and provide support on how best to deal with it.

 

When might you need to contact your Parent Support Advisor?

 

  • I need help getting my children to school on time
  • My child's attendance needs improving
  • I'm worried my child is being bullied
  • My child's behaviour is getting out of hand
  • I need help to talk to my child's teacher or someone in school about my concerns
  • I need help filling in school applications or support through transition stages e.g. moving classes or schools
  • I need help to access information about money worries, parenting courses, health etc.

Please contact the school if you would like any extra support so Miss Hodby can meet with you.

 

 

Internet Safety

 

The internet can be a great way for children to research work, play games and communicate with their friends, however, online access also comes with risks. Please make sure you are checking what sites your child is accessing and that they are accessing age appropriate sites.

 

 

E-Safety Tips for Parents: Under 5

E-Safety Tips for Parents: 6-10

E-Safety Tips for Parents: 11-13

School Holiday Pattern 2020-21

School Information Booklet

Breakfast Club

 

Give your child a good start to the day at our Breakfast Club.

£2.00 per day provides your child with breakfast which can include cereal, toast, crumpets and pancakes.

Breakfast club starts at 7.30am each morning and runs until 8.15am.

 

 

 

Afterschool Clubs 

 

Each term our Afterschool clubs may vary slightly, see below our current activities. If you would like to enquire further about a club please contact the school office. Prices for each club vary.

Class Pages

 

Each year group now have their own class page.  Parents may find these pages helpful as they include all the latest information from topics the children are learning from term to term, and PE and Homework Dates, to access the class pages go to:

 

Menu-Key Information-Curriculum-Class Pages 

 

or click on this link https://www.xavier.doncaster.sch.uk/class-pages/

 

 

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