At KNGS we really do believe that the successful partnership between home, school and student will support all students to thrive in all areas, academically and socially. Although parents are welcome to contact us at school whenever they have a concern or question about their child’s education throughout Key Stage 3 and 4, they are also be invited to a number of ‘Parents as Partners’ evenings. Useful communication and resources from these meetings can be found further down this page.
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Parents as Partners Evenings
Parents as Partners evenings are strategically placed at key transition points within a student’s school career:
As part of the transition programme the Parents as Partners programme will cover:
- School procedures
- The KS3 Curriculum
- How we cater for individual needs
- How parents can support their child to be successful
- An opportunity to meet staff informally
Year 9 is a key point in a student’s career as they choose their options.
The Parents as Partners evening gives parents the opportunity, with their child, to:
- Find out about the KS4 curriculum
- Learn how the options process works
- Explore a range of option subjects by talking to staff
- Meet with independent careers advisors
- Understand the options open to students Post 16, including apprenticeships
- Find out about what universities are looking for from applicants
- Learn how to support students through KS4.
Where the Year 9 evening focuses very much on option choices, the Year 10 evening focuses in more detail on English, Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages and provides parents with more detailed information on how to support their child’s learning.
Year 12 Parents/Carers are invited to a Parents as Partners Evening in September, which will explain everything they need to know about their son/daughter’s time at Kings Norton Sixth Form, including how much tome to spend on homework, expectations around attendance, careers advice and well being.
In March of Year 13, Parents/Carers are invited to attend a Parents as Partners Evening which will cover practical information and advise about supporting their son or daughter through external A Level examinations.
Recent Communications & Useful Resources
Please find below links to documents and presentations that you may find useful:
|West Midlands Police – Knife Crime Letter||12th November, 2020||Police Advisory Letter for Parents Nov 2020|
|School Attendance – in Partnership with Birmingham City Council||3rd November, 2020||Attendance Letter in Partnership with BCC Covid Update|
|Yr 7 Parents as Partners||October, 2020|
|Yr 10 Parents as Partners||October, 2020|
|HAPPY, SAFE SUMMER – Reminder from West Midlands Police||8th July, 2020||Safeguarding letter in partnership with WMP July 2020|
|Y11 & Y13 Parents as Partners||26th March, 2019||Y11 & Y13 Parents as Partners Presentation|
|Y7 – Parents as Partners||15th October, 2018|
|Y10 – Parents as Partners||4th October, 2018|
|Parents Guide in Exams – Charlie Waller Trust||17th May, 2018||Charlie Waller Trust – Parents Guide in Exams|
|Parking Safety Outside School||4th May, 2018||Parent Letter|
|External Examinations & Ramadan||25th April, 2018|
|Manchester Attacks||26th May 2017||Parent Letter|
|External Examinations & Ramadan||April 2017||School Guidance|
|Spotlight on Attendance Programme||3rd Apr, 2017||Parent Letter & Information|
|Digital Parenting Magazine||23rd Jan, 2017||Issue 5 – Digital Parenting Magazine (Vodafone)|
|Knife Safety – West Midlands Police||2nd Nov, 2016||Knife Safety Letter – Partnership Campaign Against Knife Crime|
|Practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation||Educate Against Hate website|
|Assessment & Reporting to Parents||Reporting Progress at KNGS|