On behalf of the governors and staff, welcome to Lowton.
We feel that it is extremely important to work in partnership with our parents and that parental participation in a child’s education is vital for them to succeed. By having good lines of communication and an honest, open dialogue together we can ensure that your child has best possible opportunity to achieve their potential.
This starts immediately in Y6 once you have chosen our school. You will be invited into school for an informal chat about your son/daughter. This is to ensure that there is a smooth transition between Junior school and High school and is a perfect way in which to get to know them as a person and help to prevent any anxieties they may have about the move.
At our school we have a rigorous monitoring programme and a commitment to keeping parents informed regarding their child’s progress. Members of staff are constantly monitoring student progress and as a parent you will receive regular Progress Reviews to ensure that your child is on track. You will also be invited to a parent’s evening to discuss your child’s progress with subject teachers and in Year 9 you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s option choices with a Senior Leader.
Our aim is to build relationships between school and home so that your child feels supported throughout their five years with us as they move from being children to young adults.
Senior Leadership Team
You are welcome to come into school at any time to discuss your child’s education. If there is an issue then your first contact should be your child’s Form Tutor as they can liaise between yourselves and staff and give support to you and your child. However, we politely ask that you to make an appointment in advance, whenever possible, as staff have teaching commitments.
New Intake Information
Students will all follow one Modern Foreign Language for two lesson per week in Y7. This will be either French or Spanish, and allocated randomly.
However, we recognise that some parents, or students, may have a strong preference for a particular language. If you would like to express a preference please can you do so in writing, either by post or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Make sure to include the student name, form, language preference and the reason for that choice. All requests must be made before 3pm on Friday 6th July. School will acknowledged that we are in receipt of any requests made.
Unfortunately it will not be possible to change Language allocation after this point, as it forms an integral part of how we organise the students’ groupings.