Home School Agreement

Children learn best when happy.

We believe that:

  • Their environment must be as safe and supportive as possible and be an environment they enjoy being part of.
  • Children should be helped to see the value of their learning. Both their academic and personal growth will be strongly developed.
  • An environment where teachers feel valued and trusted, and where the parents and governors feel confident that the children are receiving the best possible start to their school life.
  • This can be done most effectively when all staff, parents and children understand their responsibilities and work together towards the same goals, as detailed in our home/school agreement.
The Learning Environment

Our school will:

  • Provide your child with a high standard of education, implemented by rigorous national guidelines, within a balanced curriculum.
  • Ensure that our learning environment is stimulating and challenging and meet with you regularly to communicate the progress of your child, celebrating their strengths and explaining how we can support and scaffold them in their areas for development.
  • Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements.
  • Provide the scaffolding needed to enable your child to achieve their full potential.
  • Care for your child’s safety and well-being by observation and listening to them.
  • Provide a healthy and happy community
  • Teach your child to develop a positive attitude to one another, regardless of gender, race, culture, belief, values, age and need.
  • Encourage your child to become an active member within our community and develop skills for British citizenship enabling them to understand their impact on the world around them.
  • Provide information to you about our school, including relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days.
  • Be very happy to welcome you if you would like to contribute to our school’s broader curriculum.
  • We recognise that the community of Lady Margaret School holds a wealth of talent, experience, diversity and enthusiasm that our school could benefit richly from.
  • Set achievable homework to extend the curriculum and provide the opportunity for independent learning. Clear information will be provided so that you will be able to help your child if required.
  • Provide information and helpful training sessions for you that will give you confidence to support your child.
I as a parent/carer will:
  • Make sure that my child arrives at school by 8.45 am and is collect promptly at 3.15.
  • Make sure that my child is wearing named school uniform or other suitable clothing and that their PE kit is brought into school at the beginning of each week.
  • Endeavour to provide a safe, secure and happy environment at home for my child, acknowledging that they learn at home.
  • Let the school know of any concerns or worries that may be affecting my child’s learning, behaviour or ability to do homework, as this can then be resolved quickly.
  • Support the school by encouraging my child to develop a positive attitude towards our diverse, multi-cultural community.
  • Attend meetings with my child’s teacher and other staff, aiming to be positive and productive, working towards moving my child on in their learning.
  • Support and work with you to ensure that the behaviour management policies of the school are maintained, particularly with my child.
  • Encourage a positive attitude towards my child’s education and our school. Any concerns will be raised swiftly with the school staff.
  • Read all information sent home as this gives me important details of relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days.
  • Support the school and PSA when fundraising and organising activities for the benefit of a variety of causes and also our school.
  • Make sure that homework tasks are completed and returned on time.
I, as a pupil of Lady Margaret Primary School, will:

Understand that I have rights within the school which are:

  • To be treated kindly.
  • To be listened to.
  • To be helped.
  • To have a friend.
  • To play and join in games.
  • To be happy.
  • To feel wanted.
  • To be safe.
  • To be special.
I will:
  • Respect other children’s culture, race, feelings, beliefs and values.
  • Accept responsibility for the things that I do.
  • Be responsible for my school and homework.
  • Ask for help if I need it and try my best in all that do.
  • Ensure that I take home all school letters.
  • Be kind and speak politely to everyone in school.
  • Take good care of the building, equipment and school grounds.
  • Behave in a safe way.
  • Be helpful.
  • Tell a member of staff if I am worried or unhappy.
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