Here are some comments made by our parents:
- 'We will always be grateful for Homer First School’s nurturing environment, the warmth all the staff gave our children as foreign pupils; furthermore the help and care they received during their time here.’ -Parents from Yr 2 and 4
- ‘I cannot thank you and your staff enough for welcoming us into the Homer community. My son has had a wonderful year; he has learnt, grown and had fun’- Year 3 parent
- ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Homer First School for the fantastic four years that my son has spent at the school. He has enjoyed every minute and will surely miss the staff and pupils.’ –Year 4 parent
- ‘From the moment you showed us around Homer, it felt like the right decision to move our son. The atmosphere about the school is so warm and inviting. We have definitely seen improvements in his reading and writing. He talks about lots of friends and loves his teachers.’ -EYFS parent
Homer First School Parents are an active part of our school and we have a full programme of events throughout the year that provide opportunities for parents to come in to school, meet the staff, see their children at work and make use of our facilities. As a basic platform from which to begin parent-teacher communications we have termly parents meetings to discuss the children – focusing on their progress, targets, the curriculum that they are covering and ways in which parents can support their child’s learning. This is then continued throughout the term with informal conversations before/after school, newsletters, and updates via our text and email services. Our staff also telephone parents to discuss matters when required and if appropriate will arrange a scheduled meeting time.
PARENTS INTO SCHOOL AND WORKSHOPS
As part of our extended school provision we also run a range of parents into school classes and workshops throughout the year.
Throughout the year a range of events take place including our Christmas Fair, Summer Fair, Book Fairs and activity weeks such as WOW weeks. Events are always well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The lead up to Christmas is celebrated with a Christingle Service at All Saints Church, a nativity play by Early Years and full Christmas productions by Key Stage One and Two. During the Summer term we hold our annual Sports Days and family picnic. Our school is a member of the Windsor Sports Collage with our children taking part in arrange of sporting events, coaching and competitions throughout the year.
We have been very lucky to receive lots of offers of volunteer work and we are delighted to have the support of many parents in classes across the school. These parents support a range of activities such as hearing children read and art and craft activities. We also have a fantastic parent association, Friends of Homer who organize events for the children and raise funds which are in turn spent on equipment for the children, these have included playground climbing equipment and touch screen smart boards in the class rooms.
If you would like to consider being a parent helper please contact Mrs Mirfin in the school office to arrange for a DBS screening or if you would like to join Friends of Homer please email firstname.lastname@example.org