Home School Agreement
TOGETHER we will strive to fulfil the school code:
- Be polite, friendly and helpful to each other.
- Be kind and caring in all we do and say.
- Have respect for and celebrate others’ culture, race, feelings, beliefs and values.
- Take care of things which belong to ourselves and others.
- Keep our school tidy so that it is a pleasant place to be.
- Work hard to achieve and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
- Appreciate and celebrate the achievements of others as well as ourselves.
In addition, we expect:
PUPIL: I will
- Be smart and presentable by wearing the school uniform.
- Have high expectations of myself by showing determination, independence and resilience.
- Accept responsibility for the things I do.
- Ask for help if I need it.
- Behave in a safe way.
- Tell a member of staff if I am worried, unhappy or have any concerns.
THE PARENTS / CARERS: I /We will
- Make sure my child arrives at school on time, ready to learn, is properly equipped (has a PE Kit and Forest School clothing) and in the correct school uniform.
- Make sure my child attends regularly and inform the school of reasons for absence.
- Telephone school before 9:30 am on the first morning of my child’s absence and each day after this.
- Ensure that the school know about alternative pick up arrangements by 10:30 am and you will provide details about the contact.
- Inform the school of any concerns or worries that may affect my child’s learning, well-being, behaviour or their ability to do homework.
- Support my children in home learning tasks, and other opportunities for home learning.
- Ensure books are returned promptly and replace any damaged or lost books.
- Attend all consultation evenings and discussions about my child’s progress.
- Encourage a positive attitude towards my child’s education, our school and staff. If I have any concerns, I will discuss them in a calm, respectful and civilised manner.
- Not use intimidating language or behaviour on school premises or on social media including Facebook, Twitter etc.
- Support the school by encouraging my child to develop a positive attitude towards diversity within our community and the wider world.
- Ensure the school has the correct personal information on file (e.g. address, phone numbers and emails) by informing the school of changes and completing the personal information record.
- Read all information sent home and on the school’s website; as this provides important details of relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days.
- Support the school’s policies and guidelines for behaviour.
- Try to involve myself positively and proactively in my child’s life at Clipstone Brook Lower School.
- Encourage my child to participate in extended opportunities; including Forest School and visits.
- If my child or anyone in the household has COVID-19, I will not send my child into school and we will self-isolate for the appropriate length of time.
- I will monitor my child if they are symptomatic (High temp, new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) and seek to get a test.
- If they show any symptoms of COVID-19 I will collect them (please note we recognise that children will have colds, sore throats and other illnesses too).
- When dropping off / picking up my child/ren, I will arrive at the correct time and use the designated entrance and adhere to social distancing.
- I will enter the school building only if I have a pre-arranged appointment, and I will ensure that I do not gather in groups in and around the school grounds (including the schools gates) to maintain social distancing / safety for all.
- I will remind my child/ren about good hygiene practices and support the schools procedures/ policies, including the behaviour and attendance, to ensure a safe environment for all.
- If my child is self-isolating or away from school as a result of localised lockdown I will do my best to support with remote learning set for my child.
THE SCHOOL will:
- Contact parents/carers if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment.
- Contact parents on the first day of unauthorised absence if no contact has been made.
- Let parents know about any changes or problems with their child’s work or behaviour.
- Send home an annual report and termly overviews in the autumn and spring terms.
- Inform parents/carers of arrangements for home-learning / remote learning (COVID addition)
- Arrange consultations times during which their child’s progress will be discussed at least yearly.
- Keep parents/carers informed about teaching content and topics for each term, school activities and special events.
- Provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet a range of learners needs.
- Keep parents informed about school activities via texts, letters, notices and the school website.
- Provide an environment that has been risk assessed and adheres to the government guidance.
- Enhance our hygiene measures, including more frequent cleaning and hand washing.
- Contact you if your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 so they can be taken home and allowed to self-isolate.
- Inform you if staff in your child’s bubble/class has a confirmed case of COVID-19 so that your child can self-isolate for 14 days.
- Do our best to provide remote learning and keep in touch with children who are self-isolating or in the event of a localised lockdown.