Developing strength in parent partnership.
Here at Girnhill Infant School, we believe that parents and staff working together in partnership is essential to a child’s individual needs being fully met. These are some of the ways in which we work with parents and carers:
Each year at Girnhill Infant School, Inspire events are held in every year group. These have proved to be a huge success with staff, children and parents thoroughly enjoying them.
Teachers plan the Inspire events around the arts / sciences / sports and wider curriculum to engage children in all subjects taught in school.
Events are planned in advance and are shared on our academy newsletter with the dates for your diary.
At Girnhill Infant School, we promote an open-door policy to encourage parents and carers to be involved within the school community.
In addition to parents’ consultation evenings, we promote a positive relationship between school staff and parents therefore invite parents into school to discuss their child.
In order to maintain the smooth timings of the school day, we ask that parents/carers contact the school office on 01977 702261 or via email to
GH-Enquiries@ipmat.co.uk to request a call back or an appointment with your child’s class teacher.
Each class has a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting at the beginning of each academic year as an opportunity for parents/carers to meet the staff teaching the children.
Within these meetings, focus is placed on:
Every academic year, we hold coffee morning workshops for parents/carers which are focused around what the children will be learning that academic year. Parents/carers have an opportunity to network with one another as well as with members of school staff and are able to ask questions about their child’s education.
As part of our local community, children are given the opportunity to take part in a range of music and sporting events. These are held throughout the academic year. For example, Fev Fest, Featherstone Gala, Featherstone Rovers Sporting Events
Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together