Parents & carers are the child’s first educators and so at Oaklands you are equal partners in your child’s education.  We believe that you are the key to your child’s achieving their full potential. If you ever have any questions or want to know how to help more, come and see your class teacher on the Meet & Greet playground.


 We believe fully in working with the family. when the school, home and child work together in partnership, we see great successes for the child.

Arbor App

As a parent, you will be able to downlaod the Arbor App which gives you access not only to your children’s records but also allows booking and payments.  

Being involved

For this to happen, we invite you in as much as we can so that you can share your child’s learning with them. As well as coming in, the school has many ways to keep you informed of all the exciting learning we have at Oaklands.

The most important things you can do

As a parent, there are several things you can do to help your child:


Regular attendance is your responsibility. Monitoring attendance is ours.

Your child has an entitlement to an education and it can only be successful through regular school attendance. Any period of absence disrupts a child’s learning. Every lesson of your child’s education is very important and regular, punctual attendance at school will ensure a full and active participation in that education.

Speak to Lauri Duff if you have any questions about your child’s Attendance or visit the Pupil Attendance Page

Listening to your child read


One of the most helpful and worthwhile things you can do is listen to your child read every day. Even just a few minutes each day just before bed or while you’re cooking will ensure that your child keeps up their ‘Reading Milestone’ which is one of most important aspects of learning to read.

Remember The Owlery is open everyday for your child to read and also after school for families to visit.

Insisting on ‘Green Learning’ Behaviour

Your child’s behaviour being appropriate is so important for their own and others’ learning. As the parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that they understand this and reward them for their good behaviour. This is important at the start and end of the day as well at busy places such as the Meet & Greet playground.

If there are problems, the school will contact you to work together to help your child make improvements.

If you need help in this contact Elaine Tugwell or Carol Curtis who will be able to offer advice and support.

Parent Handbook

Click on this link for the schools Parent Handbook with useful information about the school.


As a school we love to have a range of people form our School Improvement Committees.  We have four committees and on each one we look from representation from Governors, Teachers, other staff, parents and children.

If you are interested, speak to one of the leadership team or the office.