Home/School Agreement

Working together

St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School believe that a successful partnership between the school, the church, the parents and the children helps every pupil to take full advantage of all that the school has to offer. The following agreement supports this partnership in the interests of our children.


Home School Partnership Agreement

The child’s and parents’ entitlement:

The school will ensure that a framework exists within which all can play their part, and which contributes to the success of each individual.


We will undertake to ensure that the school’s organisation and structure will:

  • Provide a welcoming and stimulating environment;
  • Offer an effective means of communication for exchanging information, queries and reviews on school matters;
  • Provide a high standard of education through programmes of study suitable for your child’s age and ability in line with National Curriculum guidelines;
  • Provide advice and guidance about your child’s programme of work;
  • Monitor your child’s progress and achievement, and explain and discuss the results with you;
  • Arrange termly meetings to discuss your child’s progress;
  • Alert you to any difficulties should they appear;
  • Show respect, care and consideration to everyone irrespective of race, religion, age, disability, gender or sexuality; marital status or pregnancy;
  • Encourage your child to become an active member of our school community and help them see that they can have an impact on the world around them;
  • Establish a code of behaviour to ensure a safe and caring environment;
  • Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements;
  • Care for your child’s safety and well-being.


The school’s entitlement:

You can play your part by supporting your child through his or her time at school. You will know best how to achieve this because you are close to him or her and understand him or her better than we ever will in school. However, our experience suggests that there are ways in which you can demonstrate your interest in a valuable and supportive way.


Parents/Carers will:

  • Show a sympathetic understanding of the needs and concerns of their child;
  • Show an interest in their child’s work, and whenever possible take an active part in supporting his or her study, for example by supporting homework and attending parent meetings;
  • Take part in two-way communication with the school in order to keep up-to-date with their child’s progress, for example by using the PACT (communication) system and attending meetings;
  • Share any concerns about your child’s health, education or behaviour at the earliest opportunity;
  • Support the school’s policies and practice, especially the Behaviour and Attendance Policies;
  • Ensure that their child attends school regularly, on time and with everything she/he needs;
  • Be prepared to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS), attend Volunteer in Schools training and support the work of their child’s class by accompanying them on trips and volunteering in class;
  • Demonstrate an interest and active participation in the wider community activities of the school, for example the annual FoSMS meeting and ongoing work of FoSMS;
  • Show respect, care and consideration to others irrespective of race, religion, age, disability, gender or sexuality; marital status or pregnancy;
  • Encourage their child to take part in the full life of the Church School.


Pupils will:

  • Attend school, be punctual, wear their school uniform with pride, be organised and have the correct equipment for lessons;
  • Do all class and homework to the best of their ability and ask for help when they need it;
  • Show respect, care and consideration to others irrespective of race, religion, age, disability, gender or sexuality; marital status or pregnancy;
  • Listen when others are speaking;
  • Show respect for the school’s environment;
  • Meet their class and the school’s expectations to the best of their ability;
  • Keep parent/carer’s informed of all school matters including prompt delivery of all letters and messages, to and from home and school;
  • Tell a member of staff if they are worried or unhappy.


If you would like to download and print a copy of our most recent Home School Agreement please click the link below:

⇒ Home-School Partnership Agreement – available in Autumn 2020


If you would like paper copies of any information, policy or document found on our website please contact the school office and a member of staff will be happy to arrange this for you free of charge.


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