Absence, attendance and punctuality: template letters to parentsUpdatedUnderstand absence and attendance expectations during the national lockdown. When your school is fully open again, use our template letters to help you address attendance issues such as unauthorised absence and poor punctuality. See examples of letters from primary and secondary schools, and find out how to adapt your letters for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
Administering medicines: notification letters to parentsIs there a letter notifying parents that medicine has been given to their child? We link to examples of letters from schools informing parents that their child has been given medicine. We also link to a template form from the DfE and further guidance on administering medicines to pupils.
Early years pupil premium: letters to parentsAre there letters to parents about the early years pupil premium (EYPP)? This article links to a DfE model letter to parents about the EYPP and refers to examples of letters from schools. The letters explain what the scheme is and encourage parents to sign up.
End-of-term gift-giving: template letter to parentsAt certain times of the year, parents and pupils may wish to give your staff a little something to show their appreciation. Use our template letter to let them know what's appropriate, and find out how to keep exchanges safe in light of coronavirus.
GDPR: updating parentsDownload and adapt our template letter to update parents about the GDPR and the changes you’re making to prepare.
Headteacher leaving letters: examplesTelling parents that you're leaving your school is an important message to get right. Use the advice from our expert and examples from schools in this article to help inform your letter to parents.
Letters inviting parents to meetingsAre there any letters inviting parents into school for a meeting? In this article, we point to letters from schools which invite parents to attend parents' evening, as well as meetings about a recent Ofsted inspection result and upcoming National Curriculum tests.
Letters to aggressive parentsAre there model letters to parents who have been aggressive towards staff? We highlight model letters from 3 schools and the DfES, a predecessor to the Department for Education. You will also find links to related articles on dealing with offensive or threatening behaviour.
New headteachers' letters to parentsUse our template to create a new headteacher's letter to send to your parents. Read advice on what the letter should cover, and see an example of a letter sent by a new head in another school.
One-page profiles: letters to parentsDo you have examples of letters to parents about one-page profiles? This article sets out information on one-page profiles, and highlights letters explaining them to parents. We also highlight a school that used a twilight session to introduce one-page profiles to parents.
Online safety: resources for parentsHelp parents keep their children safe online with these resources. Download parent factsheets on Fortnite and YouTube, see examples of letters to parents, and read our tips on working with parents with EAL.
Parent governor elections: ballot lettersAre there examples of ballot letters for parent governor elections? We link to examples of letters accompanying ballot papers for parent governor elections in primary and secondary schools. We also link to model letters from local authorities, and relay advice on what to include in this type of letter.
Parent governor vacancies: informing parentsAre there examples of letters inviting parents to become governors? We highlight examples of letters and online announcements about parent governor vacancies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find model letters you can adapt, and guidance aimed at parent governors.
Residential trips: examples of letters to parentsRead examples of letters about residential trips from primary and secondary schools and a template letter from a MAT. You'll also find links to our articles on charging, supervision and health and safety.
Staffing changes: letters to parentsAre there examples of letters informing parents of a change of teacher? In this article, we link to letters from primary and secondary schools written to notify parents of staffing changes. You will also find examples of school newsletters informing parents of revised staffing arrangements.
Year 1 phonics screening check: letters to parentsAre there examples of letters to parents about the phonics screening check? We link to examples of letters from primary schools informing parents about the year 1 phonics screening check. We also refer to a booklet for parents from the DfE, which explains how the check works.