Students learn most effectively when home-school partnerships are strong. At BISR we pride ourselves on our open door policy, strong communication and the range of events we run to strengthen those partnerships.
We seek feedback from our families through surveys and parent forums, as well as running a range of weekly workshops throughout the year, using this information and ongoing dialogue to help us develop and improve our programmes. Whilst decisions are made in consultation with families, they are also grounded in research based evidence, ensuring that the best interests of the child are at the heart of all we do.
Throughout the year we provide a range of occasions for parents to interact with us, including music and drama performances, sports events and exhibitions showcasing student learning, along with Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs) and Student Led Conferences (SLCs). There are also events such as International Day and our annual PTA run Family Fun Day that help to draw our community together for shared fun and celebration.
We communicate with families on a weekly basis through newsletters and more regularly when required. Parents receive regular written reports about their child’s progress throughout the year. Teachers will contact parents if there are any concerns so we can work together to ensure the best outcome for the child. Parents are also encouraged to contact us if they have any concerns about their child’s progress, well-being or participation. By acting when issues are small we try to ensure they do not become larger problems.