Home-School Agreement

This page provides a copy of the text that forms the school’s Home-School Agreement. All schools are required to invite parents of pupils to sign such an agreement.

Introduction

Home-School Agreement cover

This agreement has been written in consultation with parents and carers, children, staff and governors at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School. We hope it reflects the close partnership through which the school and its families work together to give the children the best possible start to their education.

Aims and Values

Our broad aim is to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which every child has the opportunity to reach the highest levels of achievement of which they are capable in all aspects of learning. We believe that everyone involved in our school community is entitled to respect from others, and should feel welcome and safe at the school. Within the school staff, parents and children have certain rights and responsibilities which help to ensure that children can learn and teachers can teach effectively. This agreement sets out some of those rights and responsibilities.

Together We Will

  • Work together to create a happy, safe and caring environment in which learning can take place with enjoyment;
  • Communicate positively together in ways which foster positive self-esteem, self confidence and mutual respect.

Want to Know More?

The rights and responsibilities in this agreement are set out in greater detail in the school’s policy documents. Parents and carers and staff members can see those documents at any reasonable time by approaching the school Secretary or the Headteacher.

If you Have a Problem

If you are unhappy about any aspect of your child’s education or experience at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School, you should make an appointment to see the class teacher. The teacher will try to resolve the matter with you and explain how to take the matter further should you wish.

Review

This Home-School Agreement will be reviewed annually.

What the School Agrees to Do

The school will:

  • care for your child’s safety and happiness in a caring and stimulating school environment;
  • ensure that your child is a valued member of our co-operative school community in which relationships are built on mutual support, respect, responsibility and trust;
  • encourage and expect high standards of work and behaviour;
  • provide a broad and balanced curriculum and aim to meet the individual needs of your child;
  • keep you informed about general school matters and about your child’s progress;
  • be open and welcoming and offer opportunities for you to become involved in the daily life of the school;
  • encourage your child to take care of their surroundings and others around them.

What we Ask Parents to Agree to Do

The family will:

  • see that our child goes to school regularly and on time;
  • notify the school and explain any absences
  • support the school’s rules and expectations for behaviour as laid out in the Behaviour Booklet for Parents;
  • support our child with opportunities for learning at home, including any appropriate homework which links with learning at school;
  • attend parent’s and carer’s meetings and discussions about our child’s progress.

What we Ask Pupils to Agree to Do

I shall try to:

  • keep everyone safe at our school;
  • do my work as well as I can;
  • use a quiet voice in school;
  • be a good friend to everyone;
  • listen carefully when someone is talking;
  • speak kindly to everyone;
  • walk inside the school buildings;
  • be caring and helpful.

At the start of each year school staff ask pupils to think about the school rules and, through class discussions, ask them to make a set of rules that they should keep. The above list is based on recent rules developed by pupils.