At St. Joseph's Camberwell Catholic Schools' Federation we aim to form strong partnerships with parents, the parish and wider community that will help your children to get the most out of life, now and in the future. We recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and as such your encouragement and interest in your child's school life is vital to their progress.
Your role involves supporting learning through effective communication with the school, daily reading, trips to the park or the library and then regular support with spelling, counting and homework as children get older.
You are always welcome to visit the school but since schools can attract unwelcome visitors, it is essential that you call at the school office first.
We encourage regular communication between home, school and parish. Letters, information and newsletters are sent to parents via email, informing them of school activities, policies and procedures. Key policies and school information including end of Key Stage reporting are available on the school website.
Parents need to ensure that children come to school on time every day, apart from when they are unwell. Absence and lateness are disruptive to your child and others in their class and will affect your child's level of achievement.
We welcome parents at class assemblies, particularly those at which their children are involved.
At St. Joseph's we will make every effort to ensure that school is a welcoming and stimulating environment in which all children can learn and parents feel included.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, which is enriched by visits to places of interest and visiting experts.
Your child's progress will be monitored, assessed and reported to parents each term at parent/teacher consultations, with a written report at the end of each school year.
Children will be respected as individuals and helped to achieve their potential. St Joseph's recognises all races, cultures and religions and aims to empower children to feel secure in their own background and to respect each other.
Staff and parents at St Joseph's have great respect for each other and are willing to discuss any issue, with a view to resolving it. If you have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child's education do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher.
If you continue to have concerns you can contact a member of the Core Leadership Team, Head of School or Executive Headteacher. We usually resolve difficulties through informal meetings but, if necessary, there are formal complaint procedures available.
We like to meet parents regularly to discuss your child's progress. Parent-Teacher meetings are held every term. Children's work is shared and their progress is discussed. These meetings are necessarily brief so if you wish to have a long discussion, please arrange to come and see the teacher at another time. Wherever possible appointments for meetings with your child's teacher will be made at a time to suit you.
Again, the best time to have a meaningful discussion would be after 3:15pm when we are available to devote more time to you.