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Parent/School Partnership

We recognise that the partnership between Penistone Grammar School ALC and the parents/carers of its students can hold great strength.  Only with this collaboration can the school provide a truly excellent educational experience for the young people it serves.  As a result, all parents and carers of students at PGS ALC are members of our Parent Leadership Group and are welcome to attend any/all PLG meetings.

Meetings usually focus on one or two particular areas of school life.  They are an opportunity to understand more about how the school operates and provide a chance for you to contribute to identifying areas of strength and opportunities for further development, primarily through sharing your experience of being a parent at PGS with us.

To get involved either come along to one of our meetings or contact Carole Mason (Assistant Principal: Strategic Business Development) at cmason@penistone-gs.uk for further information.

Parent Meetings for Academic Year 2017/18

28/11/2017

Information regarding the November 2017 Principal's Monthly Update was emailed to parents/carers of students attending our school, enclosed in t​he letter are details of a schedule for parents meetings for this academic year.   Please click here​ to download the Newsletter.  Below is the schedule for parent meetings for this academic year please use the "Register Here" links to sign up to attend: ​​​

Title:  SUPPORTING SEND STUDENTS WITHIN THE VDE SYSTEM
Date:  Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time:  16:30 to 18:00
Description:  Presentation by Mrs Lynn Smith (SENCo) outlining how the school supports those students who have additional needs to succeed within the Values Driven Education system. This will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion session. (Please note, this session is specifically for parents of students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities).
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​​Title: PROPOSED CHANGES TO CURRICULUM FROM SEPTEMBER 2018
Date: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: Opportunity for parents to hear about the changes the school intends to make to its curriculum and school day structure from September 2018. This will be followed by a curriculum Q&A session and an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts on the proposals. (Please note, any changes to the school day will not affect start or end times; ie 08:20 to 14:50).
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​​​Title: VDE REVIEW OF AUTUMN TERM
Date: Thursday 18 January 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: The aim of the session is to provide a further opportunity for parents to share their experience of the system after the Autumn term with a particular focus on the impact of the changes detailed above.
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​Title: REVIEW OF PARENT SURVEY 2017 AND ACTIONS AS A RESULT
Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30 ​​
Description: Presentation outlining the main findings of the 2017 Annual Parent Survey and the actions the school intends to put in place as a result. This will be followed by a Q&A and feedback session.
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​​​Title: FROG FOR PARENTS: HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM OUR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: Presentation by Mr Michael O’Brien, our Strategic Leader for ICT and Mrs Diane Prince, our VLE Developer, outlining how you and your child can get the most from Frog. This will be followed by a Frog Q&A session and an opportunity for parents to share their views about how they would like to see Frog develop moving forwards.
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​​​Title: HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD WITH LEARNING AT HOME
Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: Helpful tips and hints from Mr Ian Richards aimed at helping you to support your children with learning at home followed by a Q&A session.
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​​Title: TUTOR TIME, HOUSE SYSTEM AND REWARDS
Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: Opportunity for parents to understand more about the aims and objectives of Tutor Time, the House system and how this links into rewards. This will be followed by a Q&A and discussion session.
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​​​Title: PRINCIPAL’S OPEN FORUM
Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Description: Open Forum with the Principal; an opportunity for parents to come along and ask questions or discuss any aspect of our learning community.
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Information for the Academic Year 2016/17

For a copy of the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2016  together with the action tracker please click on the image links below:

         Parent leadership minutes.jpg              Parent leadership action tracker.jpg

For information from our Literacy Meeting held on the 14 February 2017, please click on the downloads below:

Literacy Parents Evening Parts of Speech.pdf

Literacy Parents Evening Self-Assessment Check List.pdf

Literacy Parents Evening Commonly Misspelled Words.pdf

Literacy Parents Evening Synonym Examples.pdf​​