Staff meet parents formally at Parents' evenings and afternoons which are held each Autumn and Summer. At these times parents and carers are given the opportunity to discuss their child's progress. In July parents receive their child's annual report.

In addition to parent-teacher meetings, we hold a number of Inspire Workshops each year which parents are also expected to attend. The way children are taught maths and numeracy now is very different to the way most of us were taught at school, therefore we feel it is important for parents/carers to have a knowledge of these techniques so you can support your child at home.

We know it is difficult for working parents to take time off work, but the feedback we get from parents who attend these workshops is exceptional and the difference it makes to children's progress cannot be underestimated. We do therefore ask all parents to attend. We will phone your boss if you need us to plead on your behalf.

Tidemill staff are very accessible and you will see them regularly in the playground. Parents and carers are encouraged to communicate regularly. If you need a more formal setting, you are welcome to make an appointment.

We also encourage parents to join with us on occasions such as school productions, concerts, sports days and other social functions.