Information for Parents
We value your support for your child’s flourishing at University of Birmingham School.
Parent/carer involvement in a child’s education can be one of the most pivotal areas of influence. We value your support for your child’s flourishing at University of Birmingham School. We’ve listed just a few ways that parents/carers can support and get involved in the School, but we always welcome further ideas or suggestions.
Stay in touch and join us at events
We encourage all parents and carers to keep in touch with our news via our website and social media activity (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We have a regular programme of events which parents, carers and families are invited to including termly music concerts, school fairs, and college events.
Finding a time to ask curious questions each day and have a shared conversation, such as during mealtimes, can be a valuable way of giving your child space to share what’s going on for them. We talk about character virtues at our School, which are virtues that everyone can find themselves trying to practise in every day life, for example, compassion and empathy. It can be useful for your child hearing you share examples of your own character development, such as sharing something you are grateful for, or sharing an example of a time where you struggled to be kind. This is, of course, an art not a science, so different things will work for different families.
Supporting home learning
We are grateful to parents and carers for supporting pupils and students in getting into good learning habits. Good learning habits include making time to read every day for 20 minutes, spending between 30-60 minutes on home learning tasks (for Year 7-9), and encouraging your child to make time to have a break and relax! All homework is recorded on Class Charts, for which both parents, carers, and pupils have an account. On here, you can see all homework for your child, along with issue and due dates.
View Parent/Carer ClassCharts User Guide (which also includes FAQs and Troubleshooting information).
Being well together…
All of us can feel overwhelmed at times. Looking after ourselves physically can not only benefit our bodies and make us healthier, it can also have a great impact upon our mental wellbeing.
Our health and wellbeing page has an number of resources sharing ways in which we can all stay active and healthy – with information for pupils, students and a dedicated ‘parent/carer corner.’
We welcome opportunities for pupils and students from the University of Birmingham, members of our local community and parents and carers to contribute to our enrichment and academic programmes through volunteering, assemblies or by becoming a Community Champion. If you’d like to hear more about any of these opportunities please contact Mrs R Tigue (Director of UTS & Character Education) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.