Parental Engagement

Parental Engagement
At Middleton, we aim to provide parents with as much information as possible so that you can fully understand what happens at school and so you can provide as much support for your child at home.
With this in mind, please find below our 2023/24 Parental Engagement document, which outlines all the information events/opportunities to visit school that we will offer this school year. Exact dates for events in the Spring & Summer terms will be shared nearer the time.
Information Events
These are designed to give parents as much information about various aspects of school life including: phonics/reading, assessment, other curriculum areas, residential visits etc. There will be a mix of in-person and virtual (via Microsoft Teams) events throughout the year.
SEND Parent Workshops
For those parents who may have children at Middleton with a special educational need, our SENDCo Mr Hughes (acting) will be putting on half termly workshops to support parents in various ways, including speech & language, ASC & neuro diversity and transition into new year groups.
Written Communication
In addition to the termly year group newsletters, we will also be sending home mid-year 'interim' reports about your child's progress & attainment, as well as the full end of school year reports.
In-school Visits
There are numerous events throughout the year for parents to visit school and see the work the children have produced, including the ever-popular 'Stay & Share' sessions and year group assemblies, as well as events such as the Foundation Nativities, Year 6 performances and of course Sports Days.
E-mails with further details about each event will be sent to parents a week or two before each one.


In 23/24, we will continue to produce short, 20-minute podcasts regarding key aspects of school life, such as pastoral support at Middleton, learning behaviours, e-safety and transition. Below are the podcasts we produced last year - click on the link and you can either listen directly to the podcast, or download it using the Podbean app.

Safeguarding - January 2023 - A 20 minute podcast with Mrs Trail and Mr Hughes, outlining how we keep your children safe here at Middleton Primary School.

Co-curriculum - March 2023 - Mr Hughes is joined by Mr Beaumont to discuss Middleton's co-curriculum - opportunities for children to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Please also enjoy the intro music to our podcast, provided by Alisa, Fleur, Mildred and Nia from Year 6, as well as the outro music, provided by Aarushi (also in Y6)!

Pastoral - October 2023 - Mr Higgs is joined by Mr Hughes to discuss Middleton's pastoral provision - how we support our pupils' physical and emotional welfare.


NEW! Learning Behaviours - February 2024 In this latest episode, Mr Higgs and Mr Beaumont discuss 'learning behaviours': what they are and how we teach children at Middleton about them, including discussing our Commando Joe's programme.