Home School Agreement
Partnership between home and school
We believe that the partnership between home and school is vital to the wellbeing and progress of each child. Parents/Carers and staff need to have a shared understanding of the aims and purposes of the school and good communication between us both is essential.
You are always welcome to come into school to learn more about your child’s work, take part in activities, and to explore ideas about how we can work together.
We employ a part-time ELSA (Emotional, Literacy Support Assistant) to further support you and your children as needed. Partnership between us all is essential.
We are further supported by outside agencies including Integrated Front Door (IFD), Early Help, The School Nursing Team, Learning and Behaviour Advisory Teams, Operation Encompass, Speech and Language and Learning Support to name but a few. Together all these teams help us to safeguard our children, and support us in enabling us to support your children’s learning.
Home School Agreement
This is an important agreement which sets out what parents, teachers and children can expect of one another while at Chidham School. It is our 10 points to success!
|Value and monitor your attendance and punctuality.||Keep a register of attendance and punctuality each morning and afternoon
(8:45am and 1pm)
|Attend regularly and punctually whenever possible.
Come to school calmly and be in the classroom by 8:45am ready to start the day.
|Ensure my child is in the classroom by 8.45am each day. Attendance at school is a legal requirement.|
|Ensure that you are appropriately dressed for school activities||Encourage children to take care of their clothes and property.||Wear your uniform with pride: take care of your clothes and wear your PE kit on the designated days.||Provide school uniform and appropriate clothes for school activities. Make sure they are named.|
|Provide essential resources in a safe environment.||Provide you with the necessary materials for each lesson and ensure a safe working environment||Take care of equipment and look after books taken home.||Ensure that books and materials are returned to school. Encourage your child to be safe|
|Welcome you in school. Provide you with a broad and balanced curriculum with plenty of opportunities. Inform your parents about the curriculum and teaching.||Prepare and deliver interesting lessons to achieve the objectives of the National Curriculum||Focus on your learning.||Take a positive interest in activities and work undertaken. Support your child.|
|Provide a reading book for you to take home and homework as appropriate.||Set appropriate homework and give feedback.||Make time to read at home and complete any homework activities set||Hear your child read and support your child with homework activities|
|Set appropriate targets.||Set you achievable targets. Inspire you!||Work hard on achieving your targets.||Find out what your child’s targets are and support them as s/he works towards them. Celebrate successes.|
|Provide you with appropriate support.||Assess your work and ensure your needs are met. Explain clearly how you can improve and make further progress||Ask your teacher for help when you need it.||consultations to discuss your child’s progress. Talk to your child’s teacher(s) if you have concerns|
|Provide you with a quality environment with a range of facilities.||Create a stimulating and ordered work environment to support your learning||Take care of the school environment.||Offer help and encouragement in school|
|Provide a clear framework of rules and values. Help you to develop self discipline through the school’s policy of positive behaviour.||Encourage and promote appropriate behaviour. Support you in following the Class RRS Charter.||Follow your Class RSS Charter and school rules.||Support the school’s Policy for Good Behaviour and Personal and Social Education.|
|Care for you and encourage your parents to discuss any concerns.||Treat you fairly.||Respect everyone you meet in school. Be kind, helpful and friendly||Encourage good interpersonal relationships and liaise with school if there are any difficulties|
Consultation with parents and school reports
Opportunities are provided for parents to meet more formally with class teachers to discuss their child’s progress in the Autumn and in the Spring Term.
In the Summer Term a written report will be sent home with each child. Parents are invited to arrange a meeting should they wish to discuss either this report or the outcome of Key Stage 1 & 2 Assessments.
Parents are more than welcome to talk about their child’s progress at any time, please speak with us at the start or close of the school day and we will happily make an appointment to meet with you.
We hold regular “class drop ins” ie we invite you to come in to look at your child’s learning with them, the class displays etc.
We closely track the progress of each child as they journey through the school. Ongoing assessments enable us to see how each child is progressing and to target the next stage in their learning. All formal assessments are shared with you.
Reading Folders and Diaries
Reading materials are brought home in a school reading bag with a Reading Diary. The Reading Diary is a record of books borrowed and individual reading taken place. Please remember to add you your own comments when you read with your child at home. Parents are urged to support their child by sharing reading at home and by using the reading record in the same way as we do in school. Reading bags are needed in school every day so please try to remember to bring them back when they go home.
Parents are expected to support their child with ‘home learning tasks’ which start in the reception year. Children in most year groups will be expected to learn spellings and tables as appropriate. Work in other curriculum areas is set and there is a move towards more formal homework as children progress through the school. Each class teacher determines the programme of homework activities for their own class and this varies throughout the year and according to different cohorts of children. We have a comprehensive homework policy that is available on request.
Helping in school
Parents, governors and friends are involved in the work of the school community in various ways. Activities include sports activities, transporting or accompanying classes on visits, hearing children read or helping with craft work, cookery, and gardening. Parents and Carers interested in helping us in any of these ways are urged to contact the Headteacher in the first instance. All volunteer helpers are required to undergo an enhanced police check (known as a DBS check).