Introduction

Introduction for Parents

We always look forward to meeting parents and carers and those families who are looking to join The Catholic High School, Chester.

At the start of the academic year parents of new year 7 students are invited to an Information Evening which will give details about the year ahead. It will give you details about how we can work together to ensure that your child progresses well

We know that working closely with parents is key to ensuring that your children make good progress. Home-School expectations are agreed between parents, students and staff when you join The Catholic High School.

We encourage regular communication with us and individual progress information is available online via our Parent Portal.  Students can access online learning via

In line with our Home-School expectations we ask parents/carers to help and support by:

  • Helping students achieve high standards of behaviour and attendance
  • Encouraging students to always try their best and be ready for learning each day
  • Maintaining close contacts with school, using staff email as a means of communication
  • Attending Parents’ Meetings and keep informed through the school website and our social media
  • Participating in the Parents Association

Supporting Your Child with their Learning at Home

10 Top Tips

  1.   Students need a quiet place to do their homework.
  2.   Keep pens, pencils, calculators, dictionaries and rulers handy.
  3.   Dip into a dictionary to check meanings and spellings.
  4.   Help them, but don’t do it for them! If you ask your child for explanations it will encourage then to think it through more clearly.
  5. Check the Fire Fly website. Look through their books and discuss their progress for each subject.
  6. Use everyday activities like going shopping to help them put their learning into practice.
  7. Go out and about to visit a variety of places and enjoy learning together.
  8. Watch out for TV programmes that have something to do with their studies.
  9. Breakfast and regular exercise gives your child energy to learn.
  10. Borrow educational books and DVDs from the library and look out for educational games, these can often be enjoyed by the whole family.