Home School Agreement Policy

VISION:

ENJOY, ENGAGE, LEARN

Briarwood is a safe and stimulating environment where children and young people encounter challenging and creative learning experiences.

The school provides a climate which motivates and encourages all its community to be optimum learners.

STATEMENT OF AIMS:

To provide a supportive, stimulating environment in which each child is enabled and encouraged to be an optimum learner.

To ensure that the curriculum is broad and well balanced following all subjects in the National Curriculum.

To value each individual’s contribution irrespective of race, gender, religion or ability.

To ensure all individuals feel safe and positive behaviour support is encouraged.

To create bespoke educational packages to meet all individual needs.

To ensure that the curriculum reflects the richness of our multi-cultural society.

To foster and build on relationships with parents, governors and the wider community.

To provide a planned process of staff development.

Home School Agreement Policy – Reviewed June 2016

Due to be reviewed – Academic Year 2019 – 2020

BRIARWOOD HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT

At Briarwood School we believe that all sections of the school community have an important part to play in ensuring the school is a place where learning takes place and basic agreed rules are maintained. The strength of the school is the partnerships that have developed between the parties. We all have a responsibility in ensuring the school has a calm environment in which every child can thrive.

Common responsibilities for everyone involved with Briarwood

  • To be positive about children’s achievements.
  • To treat all parties with respect.
  • To try and form good relationships with all other partners.

Common rights of everyone involved at Briarwood

  • To be treated with respect.
  • To be given time to be listened to for sorting out any difficulties.
  • To be kept informed of important things going on.
  • To be able to work in a safe, clean and stimulating environment.
  • To have opportunities to learn new things.

The responsibilities of the school include:

  • To provide a stimulating and challenging environment.
  • To encourage the pupils to do their best at all times.
  • To set high standards in work and behaviour and to provide appropriate role models for children to follow.
  • To use Team Teach approach and strategies to ensure a safe environment for all.
  • To promote the global values of cooperation, care, freedom, honesty, trust and respect.
  • To inform parents about the progress of their pupils and if there are any concerns regarding their child.
  • To report any concerns to other agencies where appropriate. Please see Appendix 1 – Information Sharing about Safeguarding Concerns – a note for parents.
  • To involve parents in the life of the school through meetings and special events.

The responsibilities of the parents include: 

  • Ensure that their children are ready for the taxi/transport so they arrive at school on time.
  • Let the school know why their child is absent by telephone or letter.
  • Attend parents meetings to discuss progress.
  • Let the school know of any concerns you or your child may have.

Get to know about their child’s life at school. 

The responsibilities of pupils include: 

  • Follow the schools Golden Rules which are:

o To be kind, honest, truthful, gentle, polite

o To share, listen, follow instructions & concentrate.

The responsibilities of the Governors include:

  • To be closely involved in developing school, policies.
  • To monitor the management of the curriculum.
  • To monitor the use of Team Teach in the school.
  • To be legally responsible for exclusions.
  • To ensure the views of parents are received through the parent governors.

I have read the home-school agreement and I agree to fulfill my responsibilities as outlined in this document.

 

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Parent ……………………………………………………………………………

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