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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


Whytemead Primary School


In order for your child to be happy and achieve their very best whilst at school, it is vital that school staff, parents and children all work together.

Children who are successful at school have a positive relationship between school and home.  

Therefore, we all must ensure that:

  • school staff, children and parents are open and honest about potential issues;
  • issues are raised and dealt with appropriately, professionally and sensitively, via the correct channels and processes;
  • school staff, children and parents communicate regularly and raise issues as and when they arise, without out 'saving them up'.

There are many parental concerns that are very minor and can be dealt with very quickly by school staff, but it is vital that parents communicate their concerns as soon as possible, and before they grow into a potential bigger issue. In the first instance, parents are to communicate with their child's class teacher - this could be by email to the office, letter or in person. It is easier for teachers to meet with parents after school than before, as there is very limited time at the beginning of the day.  Members of staff are also available on the school gates to help you with any concerns.

If the issue is concerning Special Educational Needs, then Mrs Williams (SENCo) is the next person to speak to. 

If you are still concerned then please make an appointment with Mr Waddington (Headteacher).

Parents need to ensure that they leave school staff to deal with any issues and, in line with our behaviour policy, under no circumstances should parents:

  • approach another child who is not their own on our school premises, to talk to them about an issue with their own child. All children have a right to feel safe.
  • make inappropriate postings on social media pages. This may include making inappropriate reference to a particular issue or incident; making reference to a particular child, parent or member of staff (whether their name is specifically mentioned or not), or inappropriate reference about the school.

Children's happiness and success at school is dependent upon positive relationships between school and home - the actions above undermine and damage that relationship.

We will endeavour to do everything that we possibly can to ensure children and parents are happy in school and to resolve any issues that parents have. If however, you are still unhappy and would like to make an official complaint then please follow our official Complaints Policy which can be downloaded from our  Schoolsworks Policies Page.