How we Communicate
We greatly value our strong partnership with parents and guardians and communicate in a number of ways to keep everyone informed of life at ACE:
We send out a weekly blog to keep parents and guardian up to date with what has been happening at school. These are sent out via our app and appear in the 'Headteacher's Blog' section of our website.
We keep parents updated with news and reminders via our school app. To download the app, simply visit the App Store or Google play and search for Arundel Church of England School.
Facebook and Twitter
Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are updated regularly with news and events, and is an opportunity for parents to interact and comment on the various feeds.
Parents receive reports on their children's progress in the Spring and Summer terms.
Class Coffee Mornings
In the Summer term, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Tipton run coffee mornings for each of the classes. The mornings provide an opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. It is also a great way to meet and spend time with other parents in your child's class.
Twice-yearly Parents' Evenings
Parents' Evenings take place in the Autumn and Spring terms and provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their children's progress with the class teacher, to look through their children's books and to ask any questions they may have.
Class booklets are sent out to parents at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, outlining the topics and curriculum that will be covered for that particular term.
Meet the teacher
At the beginning of the Autumn term parents are invited to meet their children's class teacher, to hear about the topics that will be taught during the year and to ask any questions.
Sharing on a Tuesday afternoon
Every Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm we hold a Sharing assembly where children are awarded certificates and cups for their various achievements at school. We also encourage children to bring in their certificates, cups, medals and awards from out-of-school activities so that we can celebrate their achievements together. Parents are most welcome to join us for Sharing and are encouraged to attend when possible.
A senior member of staff will be at the gate every morning to welcome children and parents and to answer any questions.
If you have a concern
We are always here to listen and to help in any way that we can. If you have a concern and would like to speak to a member of staff, we would recommend that you make an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher prior to the Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher. You can make an appointment by contacting the school office, either by telephone or by popping into school at drop-off or pick-up time.