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Home & School Partnership Agreement

At The Alderton Junior School, we wish to create a culture of learning where children are happy, enthusiastic, feel challenged, motivated and are ambitious. We encourage mutual respect, support and collaboration between all adults and pupils, both within the school and the wider community.

We believe that it is important to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment for all our children, thereby promoting a sense of pride in our school. We understand that learning affects life chances and with this in mind want all children to make good progress in their learning.  We believe that all children have the capacity to be fantastic lifelong learners, and foster an environment where pupils believe they can achieve anything when they have pride and put effort into their learning.  

We believe these objectives can be achieved 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.

School Responsibilities:

*We will encourage children to question and involve themselves in their educational progress.
*We will provide a broad and balanced curriculum in a positive and safe learning environment which will help to enable children to achieve the best possible outcomes.
*We will encourage children to work and play cooperatively, valuing the contributions and rights of each individual.
*We will define clear expectations of pupils for behaviour and discipline.
*We will inform parents at an early stage of any concerns that we may have so that parents can discuss and become involved in any matter relating to their child.
*We will care for the academic and social development of each child  
*We will ensure the safety and well-being of every child in our school by listening and responding to any concerns regarding child protection and radicalisation.
*We will provide clear information to parents through the school prospectus, newsletters, curriculum booklets, specific letters and notices, the school website and written reports.
*We will ensure that parents are given the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress or concerns with members of staff at an appropriate time.
*We will make sure instructions for their child’s homework are clear.
*We will be open and welcoming and offer parents opportunities to exchange information, ask questions, express views and be involved in the life of the school.


Parent, Guardian or Carer Responsibilities:

*I/we will promote and foster a love of learning with my child.  
*I/we will inform the school about any concerns about my child’s progress, health and happiness.
*I/we will ensure my child attends regularly, arrives on time, and is ready to learn
*I/we will inform the school, by 9.00a.m, when my child is absent.
*I/we will inform the school if someone else is collecting my child.
*I/we will ensure that my child arrives at school dressed in school uniform, including appropriate school shoes and has the proper PE/games kit, when required.
*I/we will avoid taking children out of school for unauthorised term time holidays.
*I/we will support my child’s learning and ensure that set homework is completed.
*I/we will provide an appropriate environment and encouragement to support learning at home.
*I/we will hear my child read and to share a range of reading material with my child daily.
*I/we will support the schools’ positive behaviour policy and promote good behaviour.
*I/we will attend parent consultation, information and training meetings/events.
*I/we will behave in an appropriate manner on school premises, showing mutual respect to pupils, parents and staff.
*I/we will promote a healthy lifestyle and choices for my child.
*I/we will ensure that my/our online activity would not cause the school, staff, pupils or others distress or bring the school community into disrepute.  
*I/we will support the school approach to online safety and not deliberately upload or add any images, video, sounds or text that could upset or offend any member of the school community
*I/we will support the school’s policy and help prevent my/our child/children from signing up to services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube whilst they are underage (13+ years in most cases).  
*I/we will close online accounts if I/we/teachers find that these accounts are active for our underage child/ children.  
*I/we will report any concerns regarding the safety and well-being of your child or any child in our community

Pupil Responsibilities:

*I will come to school ready to learn and to participate in all activities.
*I will arrive at school by 8.40 am and be in class, sat ready to learn for 8:50 am. This means wearing school uniform including appropriate school shoes and bringing all necessary equipment for the day.
*I will aim high with learning and try to be the very best learner I can in all aspects of learning.
*I will believe in myself as a learner and special individual.
*I will behave well, follow the school rules, and care for other children in the school.
*I will respect other people and their property.
*I will take care of my own possessions.
*I will take good care of the school building, grounds and equipment.
*I will do my homework and return it to school on time.
*I will walk quietly inside the building.
*I will tell my teacher or another adult if anything is worrying me.
*I will support the school approach with online safety and not deliberately upload or add any images, video, sounds or text that could upset or offend any member of the school community.
*I will not knowingly signup to accounts or services whilst I am under-age (13+ in most cases e.g. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.)

January Ofsted Inspection 2023 Good with Outstanding "Pupils flourish in this happy, harmonious junior school. They enjoy a wealth of opportunities to develop their talents and interests."