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Family Hub

Family Hub

Welcome to the Family Hub section of our website, which was updated in September 2018, and contains provides information about courses and events in the autumn term

Contact us on, or phone Wendy Zadigue, our Family Liaison Officer, on 020 8472 7142.

This part of the website is being developed as a Family Hub - an area which the Portway community, which includes parents and carers, can access in order to find information, advice and support across a wide number of areas.  All events are maked on the Portway calendar as 'Family Hub event - all welcome'.  A detailed programme of events (put together by our Family Liaison Officer, Wendy Zadigue, who can be contacted on is available below, and is updated on a termly basis.



Event description

Tuesday 11th September (and ongoing)

09:00 - 11:00

Triple P Stepping Stones Group - for parents of children between 18 months and 12 years, who have additional needs.  This course is FREE to attend and is run by Early Start.  It runs for 6 weeks.

Thursday 13th September (and ongoing)

15:10 - 16:10

Parent and Child Gardening Club - FREE- every Thursday, from 3:10 - 4:10pm

Thursday 13th September (and ongoing)

14:00 - 14:50

Parent Gardening Club - FREE- every Thursday, from 2 - 2:50pm

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September (and ongoing)

12:45 - 14:45

Family Learning Literacy Course - FREE - for parents and children to attend together, to improve their command of English.

Wednesday 19th September (and ongoing)

09:30 - 11:00

Female only Yoga Class - FREE - every Wednesday, from 09:30 - 11:00am, until the 17th October.  Parents are welcome to drop into our Family Hub for a coffee from 08:45.

Friday 28th September 

08:45 - 11:30

MacMillan Cancer Support - fundraising Coffee Morning - come along and join us for coffee and cake.  All welcome - suggested donation of £1.00.


Supporting Portway families is a crucial part of how we support our children's learning both in the classroom and at home.  The following documents are available to help parents support their child's learning:

1) Parental Engagement Policy: children have the best chance of success when home and school work together.  Our Parental Engagement Policy describes our approach in this area.

2) Supporting your child’s attendance: without good attendance, children cannot make progress at school.  Parental engagement (see our Parental Engagement Policy, also available on this page) is vital to ensure attendance – please have a look at this information, and speak to our Family Support Worker, Louise Wilson, for any additional advice and support.

3) Supporting literacy and maths at home: this section contains information re supporting your child's reading at home, which promotes the development of strong literacy skills.  Guidance and advice re easy ways to help parents bring maths into everyday life are also available.

Information regarding what we teach, and how we teach it, are available on the curriculum and early years curriculum pages of the website; more detailed termly Curriculum Maps are available on the relevant Year Group pages Parents will be notified of any updates via the News page of the website. 

As always, please come and see us at school should you have any specific queries or concerns.  Should you wish to obtain hard copies of any of the information hosted here, most of which has already been sent home with children, please contact the school office, where staff will be happy to help.

For any general enquiries, please use the ‘contact us’ section of the website.

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