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Parents' Forum

 Today we held our first Parents' Forum meeting which was attended by a small yet select  group of parents.  The parents present were  representative of most  of the year groups in school. They   have kindly agreed to  share information with other parents and at future meetings they are happy to pass on other parents' thoughts  who  may be  unable to attend. All  parents are  welcome at Parents' Forum and you do not have to attend regularly.

Today's discussion was centred around homework and we had a healthy debate as to what parents felt was manageable and what are the differenced between year groups. Mrs McKnight and I will now redraft the homework procedure and clarify details with staff.  The new guidance  will be ready for after half term. 


Our next Parents' Forum  will  be focussed on the school's Home School Agreement. A potential draft is available from the school office or see below. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 2nd March at 9:10am in school.

Thank you to the parents who took time out of their busy day to attend today. 





Our school has a home school agreement, which you will be asked to sign.  It sets out the school’s responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil’s parents and what the school expects of its pupils.


The aim is to strengthen the partnership between home and school and makes clear the respective roles and expectations.



The school will make every effort to:


  1. Ensure the safety, security and physical well being of your child whilst in our care.

  2. Ensure your child receives the legal entitlement of a broad and balanced curriculum.

  3. Ensure your child achieves their potential.

  4. Promote high standards and high expectations of effort and attainment.

  5. Promote a policy of assertive discipline in which good behaviour is rewarded and poor behaviour results in clear, consistent sanctions.

  6. Provide properly planned, weekly homework opportunities which are realistic, achievable and related to work in school.

  7. Provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities.

  8. Provide a written report informing you of your child’s progress with his/her class teacher at least once per year and provide opportunities for you to discuss your child’s progress with his/her class teacher at least twice per year.

  9. Deal with parental concerns promptly and inform them of how they have been resolved.

  10. Keep parents well informed about school life and special events through regular newsletters and correspondence.


Parents/Guardians will make every effort to:


  1. Support the aims of the school.

  2. Ensure their child attends regularly and on time.

  3. Ensure their child wears the school uniform and follows the school dress code.

  4. Encourage their child to follow the school’s Code of Conduct.

  5. Support the school’s behaviour policy and co-operate fully with any behaviour procedures should they become necessary(i.e. target setting, reviews etc.)

  6. Attend any parent consultations, reviews, assemblies or events which involve their child.

  7. Ensure their child completes any homework and returns it on time.

  8. Read regularly with their children.

  9. Keep the school informed of any changes in circumstances (i.e. address, phone number, emergency contacts etc.)

  10. Inform the school of any problems that may affect their child’s learning or behaviour.



    Children will make every effort to:


  11. Follow the school’s Code of Conduct.

  12. Follow instructions.

  13. Be polite and well mannered.

  14. Let an adult know if there is a problem.

  15. Complete and return homework.


  1. Be prepared for learning
    (arrive on time, with the right equipment i.e. PE Kit etc.)


  2. Contribute to lessons and listen when being spoken to.

  3. Stay on task.

  4. Avoid disturbing others.

  5. ‘Own up’ if things go wrong.