Working together with parents & carers

Our aim at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock is to work closely with parents and carers to ensure that each of our pupils has a smooth and successful transition back into mainstream school or at the end of Year 11 into college and work based placements.

At Olive Academies we recognise the importance of the involvement of parents and carers in supporting their child’s learning and development. We listen and respond to ideas and feedback from parents and carers (informally and formally) and provide regular opportunities for parents and carers to participate in events and activities organised at the academy.

– Parent/carer meetings are offered half-termly to discuss written reports
– We offer regular meetings with parents/carers to agree educational provision and to discuss their child’s progress
– Parents/carers are most welcome at academy events. Details of all planned academy events are featured in our newsletters. Read the latest letters sent out to parents and carers.

Parents and carers are welcome to contact the academy office if they wish to raise anything to do with their child’s progress.

If you have any concerns about a child’s wellbeing, bullying or online safety, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Charlotte Wright via the academy office or email

If you are seeking further support for you and your family please see the information on our Safeguarding page or contact Charlotte, David or Tracey at the academy for advice.

Ofsted Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time.

Should you wish to make a complaint please refer to our Complaints Policy in the first instance.