Clipstone Brook Lower School

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Brooklands Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 3PG

01525 376085

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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.

 COVID-19

  • 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.

 

COVID19

  • 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.