Parents and Carers

Working Together

We believe that students are always more successful when parents and staff work together in their best interest.  We ask parents to support the school by showing an interest in their child’s work and social development and ensuring that homework is completed carefully.

From September 1999, the Government requires that all schools provide a Home/School Contract and invite parents of pupils at the school to sign it.  A copy will be sent to you shortly after your child has started at Southall or alternatively you can view and print off this document through the following link:

The school operates a no smoking policy in line with guidance from Telford and Wrekin council.  We ask parents not to smoke on the school premises.

We are very experienced staff who are able to provide advice and support on a whole range of issues.  Please contact us if you need any support in managing your child’s needs.

We also liaise very closely with key professionals who may also be able to support you and your family.

We can offer specific training for parents; in particular, the school offers direct parenting support for parents/carers of children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.  Whatever your concerns or needs, please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Birch, HLTA Autism Support. If we cannot help we will always try to put you in touch with someone who can.

We have regular meetings with the Children with Disabilities Team and Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service.  If you wish to discuss any issues with either of these services please contact the Deputy Head, Andy Gulliver.

We have access to Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist to discuss your child’s individual needs and activities/support for home.

We have an open-door policy at Southall, so if you have any concerns about your child’s progress or other issues, please contact us immediately and we will do our very best to ensure someone is available to speak to you that same day.

Informing you about your child’s progress

There are three points of formal feedback:

An Annual Review or Education Health Care Plan meeting

During the meeting, parents, the student and a range of appropriate professionals meet to review the document and educational progress. It is during this meeting that any changes are discussed and targets are set for the next 12 months.

Parent/tutor Consultation Evening

This is a meeting held in school where the focus is very much about ensuring all concerned have a shared view about the progress your child is making and any additional support, equipment or provision they may need.

An End of Year Report

This is a written report which summarises your child’s progress in all the National Curriculum Subjects; it is completed towards the end of the summer term.

Parents are welcome, however, to request less formal meetings at any point in the year. This is actively encouraged as we feel that sharing information between parents and school best promotes the learning and success of each child.