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HOME/SCHOOL LEARNING AGREEMENT           

                      

1) The pupils

I will do my best to:

 

Follow the school rules and be ready to learn and have fun

 

P O S I T I V E  B E H A V I O U R  M A N A G E M E N T  

Good standards of behaviour are valued and celebrated in our school and good behaviour is regularly recognised and rewarded both privately and publicly during our assemblies.  Sanctions, if needed, are dealt with on an individual basis initially by classroom staff. 

 

Parents will be informed and consulted about any behaviour that continues to cause concern.

 

2) THE SCHOOL

We believe that:      

    

Every member of our community deserves to be happy, safe and enjoy their learning.

Every member of our community is of equal value and deserves respect

Every member of our community plays their own part in making our school a success 

 

WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ENSURE THAT:

Your child is valued, respected, kept safe and taught well so that they can achieve to the best of their individual abilities.

 

3)  Y O U ,  T H E  F A M I L Y,  A G R E E  T O : -

Ensure your child attends school regularly and that you  inform  the school as soon as possible if they are absent for any reason.  Support and respect the schools values, rules and expectations of behavior.

 

 

 

 

Marjorie McClure Specialist School

Parent Partnership Policy

 

At Marjorie McClure Specialist School we strive to develop a close and supportive relationship with parents/ carers that encourages all pupils to achieve their best. We believe that a strong home/school partnership is the key to children’s positive emotional development, progress and growth as part of the community.

 

The aims of our Parent Partnership policy:

  • To communicate fully with parents/ carers to ensure that we all (parents, carers, staff, pupils) remain focused on the needs and progress of our pupils
  • To involve parents/ carers fully in school life and our school community
  • To  encourage the fullest possible two-way communication between staff and parents/ carers
  • To work in close co-operation with parents/ carers in order to ensure high standards of care, pupil well being and academic achievement for all our pupils
  • To promote a fully inclusive environment for all our parents/ carers and pupils, regardless of need, background or culture.
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Formal events

Parents are welcomed into the school to learn more about their children’s progress and to celebrate their successes. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year (both formal and informal) to meet together and get to know each other. Meetings are arranged at a variety of times to enable as many parents as possible to attend.

  • Induction events for new parents/ carers including multi agency meetings, visits, social events
  • Open evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms to provide parents/carers with up to date information on their children’s progress and targets
  • Open afternoons to provide parents/carers with a chance to view pupils’ work and life in the classrooms
  • Annual reviews
  • Head teacher Drop-Ins every half term on different topics of interest to parents/ carers
  • Parents’ forum every term to consult with parents/ carers about different aspects of school life
  • Individual meetings or phone calls to parents/carers on a daily or weekly basis if there are any issues or concerns
  • School medicals throughout the year when community professionals visit our school to examine pupils and discuss any issues with parents/carers
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Informal events

We welcome the involvement of parents/carers through the following activities and events:

  • Celebration day – parents/carers of all award winners are invited to join the celebration
  • Performances of dance, singing and music every term
  • PSA events – Summer fete, Christmas fair and other social events
  • Volunteering – Parents/carers and other adults who regularly support swimming sessions or help around the school
  • Special events - Sports day, swimming galas, cricket club, family splash

Communication

We are continually updating and improving our communication systems. Currently, parents/carers receive regular updates from the school including:

  • Home / school contact books – providing parents/carers with information on a daily or weekly basis depending on the age and ability of the pupil
  • Our website – regularly updated with termly newsletters, calendar events, information updates, alerts and weekly Head’s EyeView from Head Teacher
  • Curriculum booklets each term
  • Individual end of year reports
  • Parental bulletin every half term
  • Electronic screen in reception – displaying photos of school events
  • Annual review reports and meetings – a great opportunity to learn about and discuss your child’s progress
  • School Games sports blog www.yourschoolgames.com/your-school/profile/slug/marjorie-mcclure-school

 

Opportunities and support for parents

We will help parents to achieve the best for their families and children by providing:

  • Supervision and support from highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Providing information and advice workshops e.g Mencap and Makaton signing courses
  • Leaflets and guidance on specific issues of interest
  • Parental bulletins, sharing information and signposting support from other agencies  
  • Information about Transition, support for college applications, individual advice and guidance for accessing funding and support post 19

 

Transition

We provide support and resources to help parents make informed decisions about choices and transitions to other institutions post 16 by:

  • Providing impartial advice on transition to parents and young people
  • Supporting parents with the procedures for applying to colleges
  • Supporting parents in filling in college application forms
  • Giving one to one advice and support throughout the transition process

Home/School partnership

We encourage parents to support their children’s learning at home in a variety of ways, including:

  • Jointly signing the home/school agreement
  • Reading with your child as often as possible
  • Supporting your child’s individual communication system
  • Encouraging your child to complete and return any homework set
  • Checking and signing their reading records on a regular basis
  • Supporting our rules and expectations
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Parental/carer feedback

The school will regularly seek parental/carer views on a range of topics affecting pupils’ education through questionnaires, surveys and verbal discussion. Feedback is valued, and responses are seriously considered and appropriate action taken.

 

Parent Governors

The school values its parent governors and the support they give to the school. Parent governors represent the views of parents and communicate ideas, issues and concerns to the governing body at their regular meetings. Each parent governor is elected by parents for a term of 4 years.

The governing body meets every half term in the evening. All governors are also members of one or more focus groups covering Achievement, Leadership, Partnerships, Finance /Management/ Health and safety, Staff development.

Any concerns or issues can be raised by parents to the Chair of governors via the school.

 

Policies

We seek to ensure that all relevant school policies are effective and easy to read. Our policies are available on our website www.marjoriemcclure.org.uk

 

Safeguarding

The school follows and supports the rigorous multi agency safeguarding policy and procedures agreed by Bromley local authority. The school ensures that all staff are fully trained and follow best practice at all times. The school is a secure site with all visitors having to report to the reception office. Parents are visitors are very welcome in school but are not allowed to move around the site unsupervised.

 

Marjorie McClure Specialist School is committed to the highest possible level of partnership with parents and we are always open to new suggestions on how we can improve.

 

 

 

This policy was agreed after consultation with staff, governors, pupils and parents in September 2013.

Updated May 2016

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