GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Home School Agreement

Parents play a crucial role in helping their children to learn. Children achieve more when schools, parents and children work together, and parents can help more effectively if they know what a school is trying to achieve and how they can help. A Home-School Agreement provides a framework for the development of this vital relationship between the school and parents. 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this agreement then please do come and arrange an appointment with a member of staff.

 

  1. The school community aims to support your child by
  • developing your children’s full academic potential through the delivery of a well designed curriculum 
  • providing core emphasis on maths, reading, writing, oracy and computing skills whilst ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum 
  • providing a safe, secure environment to allow children to learn with confidence 
  • providing a high quality and challenging learning environment 
  • inspiring everyone to want to learn, to enjoy learning and to encourage the desire to become lifelong learners 
  • building the individual’s self-confidence and self-esteem to acquire knowledge and skills for the next stage of their lives 
  • fostering an understanding of the values of life, respect and consideration for others and the environment 
  • building a community based on partnership with parents, children, staff, governors and the wider community 
  • offering children the opportunity to develop broader interest through extra-curricular activities 
  • providing a warm welcome to all families  
  • having a careful induction programme for new entrants 
  • asking all parents to visit the school before their child starts 
  • providing parents with regular newsletters and termly curriculum letters 
  • offering parents the opportunity to meet staff at two parent teacher consultations; celebration events; welcome events at the start of the year; transition meetings; educational workshops; curriculum showcases throughout the year and providing an Annual Report 
  • openly communicating with parents 
  • providing parents with workshops to advise them about changes to the curriculum 
  • setting, marking and monitoring home learning and offering support to families by encouraging positive home learning attitudes 
  • informing parents about what the teachers aim to teach the children each term 
  • promptly acknowledge parental concerns (within 24 hours) and then respond to parents’ concerns in a fair and open manner within two working days. 

 

  1. The Parents will support the school by:  
  • supporting and adhering to the school’s policies, including the Uniform, Homework and Behaviour policies.
  • to ensure that our child attends school punctually every day during term time, unless there is good reason for absence.
  • ensuring that our child arrives punctually for the start of the school day and is collected punctually at the end of the school day.
  • informing the school by telephone on every day of absence before 9am, and confirming this in writing.
  • letting the school know about any problems or concerns that might affect our child’s work or behaviour, by making an appointment through the correct channels of communication.
  • ensuring that our child is equipped and ready for learning.
  • hear our child read every day
  • attending parents evenings and discussions about our child’s progress.
  • engage with home-school communication (Tapestry/DoJo)
  • ensuring that our child does not bring valuables to school (unless specifically requested or declared to their class teacher)
  • ensuring photos taken in school that are subsequently shared outside of school, do not include pictures of other children or families (e.g. using social media).
  • ensuring children use APPs or games on electronic devices that are age appropriate.
  • to support the school in the teaching of safety and secure internet use at home
  • making sure that our child does not bring into school anything which might cause harm to themselves or others.
  • to ensure emergency contact details, Medical Care Plans and medical details are kept up to date.
  • refrain from discussing school issues on social media
  • support the school’s healthy ethos by providing our child with a water bottle and ensuring all snacks are of a healthy nature, including no nuts
  • being respectful and using appropriate language when on the school site, outside the school gate and in the local community
  • showing consideration of our neighbours and an awareness for the safety of our child, when parking in the local area.

 

  1. The Child will support the school by:
  • treat others as you would like to be treated 
  • be caring and considerate of other people, their possessions and my own 
  • be a team player 
  • be honest and do the right thing, even if no-one is watching 
  • be polite, listen respectfully and wait your turn 
  • work hard, try your best and demonstrate excellence 
  • respond to challenges positively 
  • be proud of my school 
  • move around the school sensibly and safely 
  • be ready for learning - be on time, with the correct uniform and equipment 
  • understand and demonstrate the school values 

 

  1. The School Strategy Board will: 
  • take an active interest in the life of the school 
  • help the school provide the best possible education for all its children 
  • act as a link between the local community and the school 
  • provide parents with the dates of their meetings 
  • be accessible to parents