Home School Agreement
What is a Home School Agreement?
Below we set out for you what you can expect for your child at Redbridge Primary School. It also sets out what we expect from your child. We want to work in partnership with our community and provide the very best for your child.
Please talk to your child about our expectations of them at school. We would like your child to sign their name and for you to sign this agreement also.
Remember if you are worried about any aspects of your child’s education please see your child’s teacher in the first instance.
At school we will:
- Care about your child’s safety and well-being
- Help your child to reach an appropriately high standard in their work and in their behaviour
- Provide a balanced curriculum
- Keep you informed of the work children are undertaking
- Set homework as per the homework policy
- Keep you informed of your child’s progress on a regular basis
- Inform you promptly of any concerns we have and welcome your support and assistance
At home I/we will:
- Ensure my child attends school regularly and inform the school of any absence
- Ensure my child is punctual
- Ensure my child wears school uniform and is properly equipped e.g. PE kit in school on the correct days
- Attend consultations and meetings with the class teacher
- Support the school to maintain good standards of behaviour and work
- Ensure my child completes homework as appropriate to their age
- Support opportunities for learning between home and school
I (pupil) will try to:
- Do my best
- Complete my homework
- Keep the school rules
- Care for others in what I say and do
- Show respect towards other children and to adults in my school
- Care for my own things and those that belong to others
- Look after my School and my Classroom and keep it tidy
The Governors and staff of Redbridge Primary school believe that homework is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside the classroom as well as promoting independent learning thus encouraging the child to take great responsibility for their personal progress. Homework allows parents, carers and the school, to work in partnership for the benefit of their child.
The following homework policy has been written during Autumn Term 2016 in consultation with teaching staff, children, parents and governors (through our school PTA). We recognise that there are many differing views amongst our school community in terms of the quantity and format of homework. This policy is our attempt to provide some clarity to parents in terms of our expectations and guiding principles, whilst also acknowledging the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While homework is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the wide range of out-of-school clubs and organisations that play an important part in the lives of many children. We are well aware that children spend more time at home that at school, and we believe they develop their skills, interests and talents to the full only when parents encourage them to make maximum use of the experiences and opportunities that are available outside of school.
Author of the Month
Reading at Home
Each month we celebrate the work of an author with a special assembly, readings from their work and a display in the halls and library. Please see below the list of authors for 2017/18. We aim to expose the children to a diverse range of authors whose work they may not be familiar with. Parents are encouraged to discuss these authors with their children throughout the month and celebrate their books!
We recommend browsing through the quarterly ‘Books for Keeps’ magazines below, which will open your eyes to the very latest children’s books which you can enjoy at home. Please see also the CLPE ‘staff picks of 2017’ PDF, with the best in children’s books from 2017!
Guide on Private Tuition
The leaflet below from Redbridge Borough Council is to help parents/carers to safely select an appropriately trained and verified tutor for their child. Additional guidance for parents who elect to home educate their children is available. For further information contact:
Admissions and Awards at Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1NN
Alternatively, call 020 8708 3282.