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Support for Families

Parents are very important!


At Handford Hall Primary School, we believe that if parents are involved in their child's learning, and are enthusiastic about education, then the child has a better chance to succeed.

If you would like to be involved in any aspect of school life, please contact the office.


We involve parents in our school life in the following ways:

  • Parent governors
  • Friends of Handford Hall
  • Parents' workshops
  • Parenting courses
  • Volunteering at Handford Hall (e.g. supporting pupils in reading)
  • Open evening sessions
  • Celebration assemblies
  • Christmas performances
  • Helping with school trips


We have a Family Support Worker who works with parents and children. She visits parents and offers advice and support when necessary. She also works with parents to improve attendance.


How you can help your child progress at school. 

  1. Make sure your child knows you are interested in what they have done at school and what they are learning. Don't be afraid of asking your child's teachers for information.

  2. Please read with your child for ten minutes or more each day. You could read to them or listen to them read to you. It doesn't always have to be a school book either - home books, newspapers, the internet, leaflets and even comics can all count. Try to keep it fun and interesting for you both.

  3. Practise number bonds, basic adding and subtracting, times tables and quick answers to maths questions as often as you can. Practising these skills is easy but it keeps minds sharp and really helps children to reach the top in maths at school.

  4. Homework. Please check your child's book bag every day and help them with any homework given.


Home-School Agreement

When a child starts at Handford Hall, both the school and the child's parents sign an agreement.