Parents as Partners

At Rathmore Primary School our aim is to foster a strong partnership with each parent. By sharing consistent approaches to behaviour and support, at home and at school, we believe that each pupil will establish positive attitudes towards their education.
We ask for cooperation in the following areas:

  • Promoting good manners and behaviour
  • Ensuring good attendance and punctuality
  • Encouraging a positive attitude to education, school and staff
  • Maintaining good levels of communication with the teacher

Alongside these responsibilities, we recognise the rights of every parent to:

  • Be kept informed of their child’s progress
  • Have their concerns listened to and dealt with appropriately

Rathmore staff take any complaint seriously and deal with each situation in a reasonable and timely manner.

If a complaint is made, the following procedure is followed:

  • The class teacher is informed of the issue
  • The class teacher will endeavour to resolve the difficulty and inform the parent of the steps taken
  • If the parent is still dissatisfied, the issue may be raised with the Principal
  • The Principal will endeavour to resolve the difficulty and inform the parent of the action taken
  • If the parent remains dissatisfied, a letter regarding the issue should be addressed to the Chairperson of Board of Governors, Mrs C Johnston

We encourage parents to make contact with staff as soon as any issue causes them concern. In this way we hope issues can be dealt with when they are small.

We have an active Parent Teachers Association (PTA) who organise social and fundraising events each year adding £15,000 for class resources.  All interested parents are invited to join each September.