Grimsby's Edward Heneage Primary Academy hosts parents afternoon

Parents of Year 6 pupils at Grimsby’s Edward Heneage Primary Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were invited to find out more about how their child can prepare for life at secondary school.

Dominique Osborne, Associate Principal at Edward Heneage, shared important information with parents as Year 6 pupils prepare for their SATs assessments in May, and their transition to secondary school in September. 

As part of the event, staff held a quiz for pupils and parents, which featured a mixture of general knowledge and curriculum-based questions. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their views on the academy by completing a short questionnaire, which will be used to enhance provision at Edward Heneage.  

Mrs Osborne said: “At Edward Heneage, we feel that it is vitally important to share information with parents about their child’s progress, as well as suggesting how they can support their child’s learning from home.

“We believe that working alongside our parents is the key to unlocking each child’s potential and inspiring them to become their confident, academic best. It has been very exciting to welcome parents into the academy and show them how hard the children have been working.” 

Inma Pena, Vice Principal at Humberston Academy, a local secondary school which is also part of the David Ross Education Trust, was invited to speak at the event. Ms Pena discussed how the close link forged between both schools allows pupils to continue their exciting academic journey through the David Ross Education Trust.

She said: “This partnership between Edward Heneage and Humberston Academy means that we are able to share best practise and ways of working to build stronger communities. We are proud to welcome pupils from Edward Heneage and other local primary schools to continue their world-class education at Humberston Academy.

“This was a really enjoyable experience. The pupils and staff at Edward Heneage made me feel very welcome.”