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Bitterley C of E  Primary School

Bitterley C of E Primary School

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Communication With Parents

Bitterley CE Primary School Communications


The purpose of this document is to explain how we, at Bitterley CE Primary School will communicate to parents and carers from 4th January 2022.


As far as is possible, all communications will take place within the school day.

Unless issues are brought to our attention, we are unable to address any concerns you may have. Communicate any concerns you may have directly to the school and refrain from using unkind or derogatory comments. This includes posts on online platforms such as Whatsapp or other social media platforms. Please read the attached policy Unreasonable behaviour towards school staff, attached at the bottom of this page.


We communicate with parents and carers in the following ways:


Method of communication


Phone call

Mobile or landline.


We use the numbers prioritised in the order specified by you.

A range of reasons including pupil illnesses, injuries, urgent information and to arrange meetings.



Information about events that have occurred during the week and dates for your diary. This is also used to advertise school events and inform on a range of other matters.



Letters about specific events or information pertinent to your child. These may be whole school, class or individual communications.

Text Service

Mobile Text Service

To inform of sudden, unpredictable events such as snow closures. Occasionally, a text may be used as a prompt or a reminder.

Class communications including online learning

See Saw

All online learning is delivered on this platform. Updates on events and activities completed in school. Reminders and prompts informing of what is happening in the classes in the week ahead. Exceptional work or behaviours. Quick messages to parents/carers/pupils about class based activities.

Informal conversation

In the proximity of the school

To communicate quickly, pass on short messages, ask for information, and a range of other reasons.

Formal meetings

Face to face or via an online platform.

Discuss specific issues arising that are personal to you, your child or SEND annual reviews


Remember to check your designated email regularly and have your phone switched on when your child is in school. Ensure you always read the newsletters as this is one of the main forms of communication and often contains key bits of news, dates and advice.


If you do miss any of the communications, please remember to check the ‘Key Information’ section of this website as all letters and newsletters are posted there.