Parents offer expertise to new schoolPosted: 13th February 2019
Parents at our growing school are helping to provide a wealth of opportunities for children.
With Magna Carta Primary Academy in just its third year, parents are stepping forward and offering their expertise.
One parent who is a music teacher is giving pupils singing lessons, while another parent and grandparent wrote and co-ordinated the school’s nativity and carol concerts. Another, who is an architect, is looking to enter a career as an art teacher and so is volunteering with Year 1 and 2 and while the school recruits more lunchtime assistants, a parent has been filling the role.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “It is through our parents that we are making things happen. We have parents who respond to our needs. They are really incredible.
“As a new, small school, we do not have a specialist art teacher, so to have a parent come in and support with the teaching of art is wonderful. I am all for having specialists teach our pupils.”
Parents are so involved with the school, a special email address has been set up purely for them to submit their ideas to the headteacher.
Mr Solomonides said: “If our parents have an idea, we want to hear it.
“I would never say this is my school; we are just caretakers. This is the children’s school and everyone works together to give them the best education and the best experiences possible. We would be missing a trick if we did not include parents as they are the first and most important teacher a child has. We may be experts in the curriculum, but they are the experts when it comes to their children.”