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Supporting Learning
We recognise that getting the best out of every student is a joint effort between the Academy and home.  Many parents ask what they can do to help support their child’s learning. Below are a few suggestions of what you can do to help:
  • Check they are organised for school (Exercise books, correct equipment, full school uniform, PE kit, completed homework etc.)
  • Make sure they attend school regularly and are on time.
  • Set clear boundaries.
  • Ensure they have a suitable diet including breakfast, drinks etc…
  • Talk with your child about the value of hard work and the importance of education.
  • Find out what’s happening at the Academy.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings and discuss your child’s progress with their teachers.
  • Ask to see reports and messages that come from school.
  • Encourage your child to think about their future.
  • Develop schedules and stable routines.
  • Allow them to take part in decision-making (and to learn that sometimes this means sacrificing fun now, for benefits later).
  • Check the homework timetable for your child.
  • If your child has several pieces of work due in on the same day (this should be recorded in their planner), suggest they space the work out rather than leave it all until the night before.
  • Plan a balanced life (study, fun, other pressures).
Parental Engagement - The Learning Gateway
SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG) is an online system allowing you to access information about your child's attendance, behaviour, reports, data collection sheets and assessment.  Printed reports will no longer be provided.  SLG is accessible through a username and password issued by the Academy.
Should you experience any difficulties logging into the SLG or require passwords or any other help please email;  SLG@open-academy.org.uk  
The Cluster
Our Academy is part of a cluster of 12 local schools with the shared ethos of providing an excellent standard of education from 2-19 by working together to:
  • Raise standards for all children
  • Improve transition arrangements as children move on in their education
  • Improve school attendance across all phases
  • Share expertise and resources across the cluster
  • Provide a widening range of activities and experiences
In 2017 we are focusing on:
  1. Developing and sustaining networks to support staff development
  2. Developing and sustaining networks to improve outcomes for all pupils
  3. Developing shared practices and approaches to close the gap between FSM and non-FSM pupils
  4. Developing and embedding systems to allocate and measure the impact of devolved SEND funding 
Cluster schools
Mile Cross Primary School
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