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Our Home School Agreement

Last modified 18/02/2011 13:24

This

 HOME   SCHOOL   AGREEMENT

 is made between

 Saint David’s Roman  Catholic Primary School

 and

 The  Family  of:

 

________________________________________

 

 

It sets out to form the partnership by which the School, the Parents (or carers) and the Child join together to provide the best education possible.

 

 

DECLARATION: We all agree to do our best in meeting the commitments in this Agreement.

 

 

Signed___________________________________the Child

 

 

Signed___________________________________the Parents (or Carers)

 

 

Signed___________________________________the Headteacher

 

Date____________________

 

 

The Standard of Education Provided

 

The school will always:

  • Aspire to the highest standards for every child irrespective of age, gender, ability, race or religion.
  • Prepare, teach and mark work suitable for each child's stage of development.
  • Maintain the skill levels of all staff by appropriate training and support.

 

Parents will always try to:

  • Reinforce the value of education by giving importance to the child's work and achievements 
  • Inform the school as soon as circumstances arise which may affect the child's work.
  • Remember that a school day represents 5.5 hours of the child’s education; so will keep to an absolute minimum the number of lost days.

 Pupils will always try to:

  • Do their best in all aspects of school life.
  • Let their parents and teachers know if they are worried or troubled.

 The Ethos of the School

 In order to maintain and foster the school's ethos:

 The school will always:

  • Present the teachings of Jesus as a model for Christian life in society.
  • Respect and uphold the rights of each child.
  • Support, celebrate and encourage each child’s achievements.
  • Promote attendance at Holy Mass as a short but very special time to share with God.
  • Request that uniform be correctly worn.
  • Promote by example, positive personal qualities.
  • Present the local and wider environment as a gift from God to be cared for by us all.      

Parents will always try to:

  • Support, celebrate and encourage their children in their achievements.
  • Always respect the position of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church as the foundation of the school's existence.
  • Ensure attendance at mass.
  • Promote positive personal qualities (honesty, kindness etc.) in their children.
  • As far as possible support the school's uniform policy, liaising with the school where a problem arises.
  • Present the local and wider environment as a gift from God to be cared for by us all.

  Pupils will always try to:

  • Be considerate at all times, in keeping with the way that Jesus treated others.
  • Wear the school uniform except when the school is having a non-uniform day.
  • Care for God’s world in any ways they can.

Attendance

 The school will always try to:

  • Encourage regular and punctual attendance.
  • Follow up absences, and use the Educational Welfare Service in cases of prolonged or regular absence.
  • Teach the children that they must help their parents to get them to school on time.
  • Encourage written confirmation of reasons for absence.

 Parents will always try to:

  • Bring their children to school regularly and on time.
  • Be mindful of the effect of term-time holidays on continuity and consistency of education, and negotiate any such holidays in advance.
  • Ensure that their children are in school for the statutory tests (since they are a legal demand), and the period of preparation preceding them.
  • Inform the school as soon as absence begins, and confirm the reasons in writing on the child's return.

 Discipline and Behaviour

 The school will always:

  • Demand good behaviour at all times.
  • Reject any use of violent conduct.
  • Promote the idea that any action toward others which clearly runs contrary to the Gospel ideals is wrong (especially victimisation or other forms of bullying).
  • Insist that children follow the small number of formal school rules which exist; for their own safety, and the safety of others.
  • Explain that actions have consequences, and that these may include fair punishments.

 Parents will always try to:

  • Refuse to condone any physical violence on the part of their child.
  • Support the school in its insistence upon good behaviour.
  • Explain to their children that bad behaviour or mistreatment of others is wrong, and may lead to them being punished.
  • Recognise that serious misbehaviour must be addressed.

 Pupils will always try to:

  • Reject the use of violence.
  • Be well-behaved at all times.
  • Keep the school rules.
  • Understand that even if others did wrong, it does not excuse bad behaviour.

Home School Communication

 The school will always :

  • Bring educational or behavioural problems to the attention of parents as soon as they emerge
  • Liaise regularly with parents of pupils with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Provide a termly opportunity for parents to speak to their child's teacher
  • Ensure that the child's teacher (and the Head) will be available at mutually agreed times to discuss problems or concerns
  • Set and communicate targets for improvement in the Autumn and Spring Terms
  • Provide an annual written report on their child's progress and achievements
  • Inform parents of events at school

 Parents will always try to:

Keep the school informed of address telephone number, and other contact details

  • Let the school know about any changes in circumstances which may affect their child's work
  • Attend parent-teacher meetings, SEN reviews and other meetings requested by the school.
  • Inform the school promptly about any absence, and confirm the reasons in writing.

 Pupils will always try to:

  • Pass on letters from home or school
  • Safely carry small amounts of money or change to or from school

 Homework

 The school will:

  • Regularly set and mark homework in support of the programmes of study
  • Explain its purpose, and how it should be done.

 Parents will always try to:

  • Support the school in its homework policy.
  • Help their children in working at home, without compromising the need for independence in their work.
  • Echo the school's desire for high quality in content and presentation.

 The pupil will always try to:

  • Listen when homework is being explained
  • Learn to ask for an explanation if they do not understand
  • Try their best when working at home, since it will help them in their other work.