BIRDWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL – HOME/SCHOOL AGREEMENT
SCHOOL: HOME: PUPILS:
LEARNING and TEACHING – Pupils deserve the highest possible standard of teaching and support to help them learn
  • Develop children’s self-esteem, physical and social well-being, and encourage ambitions
  • Develop learning through a balanced and exciting curriculum which challenges and motivates pupils within a positive learning climate
  • Respect difference, develop potential and talent, encourage enthusiasm and promote learning for life
  • Praise and support their child for effort and good work
  • Take an interest in what their child is learning
  • Come to school ready to learn
  • Try to do their best and help others to do their best
  • Respect each other and staff
BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE – Pupils learn best in an orderly environment where everyone knows what is expected of them
  • Have a code of behaviour which creates a safe and caring environment for everyone
  • Make behaviour expectations clear to staff, pupils and parents
  • Support the school, upholding our code of behaviour
  • Ensure their child comes to school appropriately dressed
  • Listen to staff and follow school and class rules
  • Consider other people’s feelings
  • Look after the grounds, buildings, furniture, equipment and books
COMMUNICATION – Good communication between home and school is essential to make sure pupils get the support they need
  • Inform parents about their child’s progress, behaviour and attitude to learning, as well as general school matters and events
  • Be friendly and approachable, listen to concerns and do our best to help
  • Let school know about anything which might affect their child’s work or behaviour
  • Participate on parents’ evening or at agreed times to discuss their child’s progress
  • Raise concerns directly and promptly with school
  • Take home letters, notes and reports from school and give them to parents or carers
  • Share achievements and worries
ATTENDANCE – Pupils have a right to education and parents have a legal responsibility to make sure that children attend regularly
  • Have a prompt beginning and end to the school day
  • Make sure their child comes to school regularly, on time, alert and ready to learn
  • Inform the school as soon as possible about an absence and the reason for it – on the first day of absence.
  • Attend regularly and arrive on time
HOMEWORK – Learning at home has an important part to play in helping pupils achieve
  • Provide suitable information and advice on homework
  • Support with homework and learning at home
  • Take and complete homework to the best of their ability and return on time
  • Read regularly and return books to school