We would like to tell about an improved appointment system we are introducing to enable you to see your child’s class teacher. As you know we have always had an open door policy at WCM and we would never want to change this, however we want to establish a more efficient way of dealing with any issues rather than trying to do it informally at the start of the day when teachers are at their busiest.
The time when the doors are open in the morning should only be used to pass on facts to teachers not to discuss problems or issues. This will leave the teacher free to help settle in children, move around the classroom to interact with children and for you as parents to get your child ready for learning.
This time in the morning is often very busy and the teacher cannot give you their full attention, conversations are not private and sensitive information may not remain confidential.
Some parents may need to see teachers on a regular basis because their child has specific needs. This is fine but does mean that some parents never get the opportunity to talk to the teacher. It is also important that your child’s teacher is able to remain focussed on teaching children and if they are bombarded by several issues before the day has begun this becomes very difficult.
We feel that by making slots available after school this will enable issues to be dealt with in a more efficient way. If you wish to make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher or a Learning Mentor please go to the office where time slots will be available for you to book.
If you wish to see me or Mr Read about any issues then the office will also have our availability for appointments.
We hope you understand the reasons behind these changes, our focus has got to be on teaching and learning and helping your child to have the best education possible.