Parent/Carer Information

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We would very much like parents and friends to become involved in the life of the school. For more details please contact the school office.

Keeping School Informed

Children always do better if the relationship between parents and teachers is one of mutual trust. If you have any problems concerned with any aspect of your child’s school life, please come to us without delay and we will discuss these issues with you and in return will inform you of any problems we may have. If you have concerns regarding the SEN support for your child, please contact your child’s class teacher via an appointment by the office/telephone; or speak to Miss Hanks or Mrs May. If you feel that after this stage your concerns are still present, consult the Complaints Policy or Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK)

Equally if there are any home issues which you feel are affecting your child we would be pleased to discuss these with you confidentially in order to accommodate your child’s needs within school.

We have in addition an experienced Family Liaison Officer employed at the school. She is adept at supporting parents with any issues they may be facing.

Click here to visit our school policies document library to view our school complaints policy (list is in alphabetical order view).

Communication and Support

Parents are expected to support and encourage their child by giving time and a home environment in which homework can be done. The class teacher will, as far as possible, ensure that details of a task to be done at home will be noted in the child’s diary, together with any other messages about class activities.

Information may be fed back to the class teacher through notes in the diary. Any comments should always be couched in moderate and responsible language, bearing in mind that the child may read the message.

Children benefit enormously from being able to discuss what they have done with their parents. This is not to suggest that the parent should spend time altering or correcting the child’s work but rather discuss it and suggest how it might be done differently or improved. Constructive comments enable the child to develop a better understanding of the work and reinforce what is taught in school.

Above all other subjects, reading is a crucial aspect of school work and needs to be encouraged at all times. A child’s written skill reflects the attitude to reading; a child who reads widely and with enthusiasm is often able to translate this into written work. It is not possible for an adult to hear a child read at school every day. Therefore, it is important, for a parent to try and hear their child read daily.


The school does encourage homework throughout the school relating to the age and year group of the child, please click here to visit the Documents Library school policies section (in alphabetical order) to view the homework policy document. It is the responsibility of the child and parent to see homework is completed. Teachers may withdraw the giving of homework if it is not completed on three successive occasions. A home reading programme exists for all children in the school with the express desire to encourage reading for pleasure.

Parent View


Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about John Wesley School.  Parent View asks for parent/carers opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.Ofsted use the information provided when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. Click here for Parent View’s home page.

A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page.

Free School Meals

free school meals

If your child is under 19 years old and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them.The quickest and easiest way to apply for school meals is to apply online.

If you can’t apply online, click here to download a pdf application form and following the instructions provided.  You do not need to send any proof of benefit with your application, but Kent County Council may ask for proof of benefit if there is a query around eligibility.

School Closures

Whilst every effort will be made to keep the school open during severe weather the decision may have to be made to close due to the premises being unsafe and/or low staffing levels.

During periods of severe weather, parents should visit Please listen to local radio announcements and await texts alerts from the school.

Do we have your most up to date mobile contact telephone number on your records at the office?