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Waterwells Primary Academy


We also communicate to parents via Class Dojo, as well as email and texts. Detailed below are the different types of ways we communicate.

General information

  • Newsletters x 2 per half-term. Please click here to view or download. 
  • Class Dojo posts on the home page and class page (where applicable).
  • Text message updates.
  • Parent information sessions (offered for new initiatives – e.g. Restorative practice / behaviour was offered on Thursday 13th December 2018).
  • Meet new teacher/year group talks – July each year as part of transition (covers Year group expectations, homework, curriculum).
  • Separate letters where required – for example: staffing updates.

Key general information available on this school website

Information on pupil's progress

  • October – Parents’ evenings.
  • March – Parents’ evenings July – written end of year report.
  • July - Parents’ evening for any parents with concerns about their child’s written report.
  • SATs (standardised assessment test) results are reported for applicable year groups (Year 2 and Year 6).
  • Phonics screening check outcome reported for applicable Year group (Year 1).
  • Once per full term – book look after school for parents to view pupils’ books.
  • Weekly texts sent to parents for pupils in the Good News Book and for those pupils who have earned the most BEST points in their class that week.
  • Termly Good news certificate assemblies – parents welcome to attend (and parents notified in advance by text if their child is receiving a certificate.

Communication as a two-way process

  • Parents can at any point request to meet with their child’s class teacher to discuss their child’s progress or any concerns. Just ask your child’s class teacher to arrange a convenient time to meet, and they will be willing to do so.
  • Staff are available at the door to leave messages in the morning and to communicate with at the end of the day (once pupils have been sent to parents).

Information on events

  • September – year calendar of key events sent out with the first newsletter (also available on the school website in the section ‘letters and newsletters').
  • Two newsletters per half-term, which detail dates and events for each half-term. The newsletter goes out in the first week of each half-term and a review newsletter is sent out in the last week of each half-term.
  • All newsletters are available here on this school website.
  • Where an e-mail address has been provided, newsletters are e-mailed. If not, a paper copy is given to the pupil.
  • Additional text message reminders are also sent for most events. (Please ensure you have provided up-to-date contact details).
  • Trips and sporting events/matches – separate letters are sent for these events, as they require parental signatures for participation.