What methods can I use to communicate with and receive communications from the school?
Regular newsletters from the Headteacher and year group staff are placed on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Any letters posted on the VLE will also automatically be emailed to the designated email address given to the school. Any letter that require a reply slip to be returned will be sent home as a hard copy in addition to the above methods. KS2 children will be given individual usernames and passwords to the VLE where they can access their homework and information relevant to them. For parental access to the VLE you will need the following information:-
Web address: http://vle.berrywood-pri.hants.sch.uk
The school office, which is located at the entrance to the main building, is open from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily. All visitors and parents bringing children into or taking them out of school once the school day has started, should always report to the school office first.
You can communicate with the school either through your child’s home school dairy, by telephone (01489 780068), by note, or by popping to see our school receptionist. Alternatively we have a variety of email addresses you could use if you would prefer:-
Please use this email address if you wish to communicate with the school about anything relating to our Berries Breakfast and Berries After School clubs.
Please use this email address to report a pupil absence. Could we request that you email us before 9.30 am because after this time we start the process of making telephone calls to parents of children who are absent with no known reason.
Please use this email address to let us know about change of contact details or any other details, including medical or email address etc.
Please use this email address to correspond with the Headteacher. This email address must only be used if all other avenues of communication have already been followed e.g. with the classteacher if it is relating to your child. Also, we cannot guarantee that a response will be immediate either because of Mr Reilly’s commitments or because of the time it may take to look into any concerns you may have.
Please use this address if you wish to communicate with the governing body
Please use this email address if you wish to communicate with our B.S.A.
Please could we request that the email addresses above are not used for anything other than their designated purpose as we will not be able to respond to you. We cannot stress the importance of you continuing to use the school switchboard with anything that relates to your child on a particular day as the above email addresses are not regularly monitored through the day and may not be checked after 9.30 am.
ClassDojo is used by teachers in year groups 1 to 6 and is an online learning behaviour management system designed especially for primary age children. It allows pupils and parents to keep track of how well things are going in class and is also a very useful two-way communication tool for teachers and parents. ClassDojo should not be used to communicate pupil absences etc. and the communication systems described previously should be used accordingly. Once your child has started at Berrywood you will be sent logon/registration details.
If your child has joined Berrywood from a pre-school, you may already know about Tapestry. This is used by the Year R team and is an online journal, shared with parents, recording all the learning and fun enjoyed by children engaged in early years education. Once your child has started at Berrywood you will be sent logon/registration details.