Students’ success at school is only possible with the full support and encouragement of parents, and as such we aim to work in close partnership with all parents and carers.
Care, Guidance and Support were all judged in 2012 by OfSTED to be Good in all areas at Cockermouth School and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of Pastoral Care. This starts with the transition from primary school where we ensure that a carefully planned induction takes place.
Student planners, the website and the newsletter are important channels of communication between home and school. All students also have access to MOODLE, our virtual learning environment.
Parents receive regular Progress Reports, and Parents’ Evenings and Preferences Days provide opportunities to meet staff to discuss their child’s progress.
For information on how to apply for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants click here.
A wealth of extra curricular activities are available to students.
Resources that were available at our New Intake Evening on 25 June:
- Accelerated Reader
- Head of Year letter
- Information for the academic year
- Term Dates
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents – CEOP’s education site containing areas of interest for all age groups including parents and teachers.
www.facebook.com/clickceop Let’s you “Like” the CEOP page. Also has lots of additional information.
http://www.childnet.com/kia/parents - Childnet’s KnowITall page with links to excellent advice for parents
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/parental-controls.aspx - Kidsmart site with links to enabling parental controls on most popular Internet connected devices.
http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf - guide to using Facebook written especially for parents.
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/parental-controls.aspx - advice on parental controls for gaming and mobile devices.
http://www.mumsnet.com/ - Online discussion forum with comments posted about popular issues.
http://www1.k9webprotection.com - Free content filter Child Friendly Search Engines
http://www.askkids.com/ - filtered search engine
http://www.uk.safesearchkids.com/ – Google search engine with strict safe search enabled
http://kids.yahoo.com/ - great site with loads of games and ideas
NOTE: Whereas using the above sites will greatly reduce the likelihood of encountering inappropriate material they cannot be 100% safe.