While small classes are of great social and educational benefit to pupils, they are also of considerable advantage and benefit to parents, particularly those who wish to play a close and supportive role in their child’s education.
When pupils enter the Reception Year at age 4+ and begin their full-time school careers, the role of parents becomes more crucial than ever in monitoring their child’s work and performance and working in partnership with the school.
In large schools, the relationship between parents, the Head and their staff can be distant and not always immediately responsive. In contrast, we have always believed that parents are partners in the work of the school and are keen to foster and maintain a close working relationship with parents collectively and individually too.
In recognition of this, King’s House Preparatory School has devised the ‘One to One’ scheme, an exclusive and personal service that is tailored to parents’ specific needs. The One to One scheme aims to ensure that parents receive a personal bespoke service, not just between 8.45am and 3.45pm each school day but 24/7, 52 weeks of the year (public holidays excluded). While class teachers will always be the most effective first point of contact for parents there will, from time to time, be broader issues or matters, particularly out of school hours or in the holiday. The One to One scheme therefore, aims to ensure that parents receive an effective and personal service that will endeavour to answer urgent questions or enquiries via a dedicated phone line and email address.