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Dudley Wood Primary School and Pre-School


At Dudley Wood, we understand the importance of ensuring that there are good lines of communication between school and home.  Communication is quick and effective; keeping everybody up to date with all the exciting things that are going on in school.



In the mornings and at the end of the day, a teacher from each year group will greet or dismiss the children. We feel this is a great way for families to share important messages with staff.


Text messaging

As a school, we use our text messaging service to inform our families about key events that are happening. You will also receive texts when our website is updated with newsletters, important messages etc. 


Seesaw and Class Dojo

We are currently in the process of rolling out Seesaw across the school. This tool allows our staff to show you some of the activities the children have been up to at school. As we increase our number of devices, this will become an integral communication tool. We have also recently started using Class Dojo - this is not yet ready to roll out to our families. We will update you as soon as possible. 


School Newsletters

Once a fortnight, school newsletters are sent home to parents and carers to inform them of updates in school and of forthcoming events.  Our diary dates section is always kept up to date so that parents and carers can plan ahead for upcoming events.  Our school is constantly changing and evolving and we do feel that it is important that we share the latest initiatives that we are using in school with you at home.  We also use newsletters to celebrate children's achievements and attendance. 

Reading Diaries

Across the whole school, from Reception up to Year 6 we provide children with reading diaries.  These diaries are an excellent way for teachers and parents to communicate to each other on a daily basis in an informal way.  We expect the diaries to be brought into school each day and taken home again each night.  This is an invaluable way for teachers to pass on information and for parents to pass notes back to teachers.  In addition, the reading diaries are also used to record the number of times each week a child has read at home.  We expect parents and carers to record when their child has read to them at home and ideally this would be a minimum of 10 minutes each day depending on the age of the child. 


School E-Mails

Parents and carers are able to email the school office for more information or to pass on messages to school -


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Please make sure you update the School Office on a regular basis with any changes to your address, phone numbers or email address.  Thank you.