Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


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School Planner

Every child will be provided with a planner. The planner will be used by parents, children and staff and should be checked daily by all. In the planner you will find weekly home learning tasks together with useful information. Please check and sign this planner on a regular basis so you know you are up to date with what is going on in and around school. Staff will check the planners daily so feel free to record any reading or write any useful information. This is the best way to communicate with your child's teacher. If you happen to lose your planner replacements can be purchased for £4.50 on ParentPay.


Class Dojo

Each parent will be able to obtain a login from their class teacher. We recommend each parent uses this as it is a fun and useful tool. Staff can use class dojo to put pictures on of the children, which capture their learning and any fun activities they are taking part in, post useful information and use it as a means of praise and rewards.



Every week the school produces a newsletter for parents and carers. The newsletter will provide useful information about upcoming events and try to keep you informed about everyday things the Pupils of St Giles are participating in. There is also a list of children who have received the weekly Headteacher award.


Social Media

The school uses an open 'Twitter and Facebook' account. This means that you do not need to join either accounts to view the content. The school uses Facebook to provide you with the most up to date information.