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Holy Cross Federation

Runcton Holme C of E Primary

Learning Together for Life

Home School Agreement

Our schools (like every other maintained school in England) is required by law to have a Home-School Agreement.  

A Home-School Agreement sets out the school’s responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil’s parents, and what the school expects of its pupils.

Our school rules are Ready, Respect, Safe

A copy of the Behaviour policy and Home-School agreement is below, please share and discuss this with your child, you will be asked to sign and return a declaration if you accept the agreement (one for every child attending).

If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please talk to your child’s class teacher or myself.

Home School Agreement

The schools of Holy Cross Federation are part of the DEMAT family of schools and the wider church of England school community. The school benefits from strong links with the local churches and support from The DEMAT.

As set out in the academies’ aims Christian values are at the heart of what we do. At this school we believe in that successful partnership between school, the church, the parents and pupils helps each pupil to take full advantage of all that this school has to offer. The following agreement supports this partnership is in the best interest of our children.

We aim to provide a high quality primary education which is well balanced, broadly based and within a Christian context which: ‘promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, academic and physical development of pupils at Holy Cross Federation schools.

‘Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.’

Children should acquire knowledge, develop attitudes and learn skills, which will influence their future and make their life rewarding for them.  Their years at school should be challenging, fulfilling and happy, making them into competent, confident learners, who take pleasure and pride in their learning and achievements.

Home-Agreement
Our schools have 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 schools expects of their 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 in which appropriate behaviour is rewarded and inappropriate behaviour results in clear, consistent consequences.
  6. Provide home learning 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 twice a year and provide opportunities for you to discuss your child’s progress with his/her class teacher 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, the website and correspondence.

Parents/carers will make every effort to:

  1. Support the aims of the schools.
  2. Ensure their child attends regularly and on time.
  3. Ensure their child wears the school’s uniform and follows the dress code.
  4. Encourage and support their child to follow the school’s rules of Ready, Respect, Safe. 
  5. Support the school’s behaviour policy and co-operate fully with any behaviour procedures should they become necessary.
  6. Attend parent consultations, reviews, assemblies or events which involve their child.
  7. Gives their child the opportunity to partake in any home learning opportunities and celebrate these with the school.
  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:

Follow the school’s rules of Ready, Respect, Safe

School rule

What we do

Why we do it

Ready

  • We come to school every day and on time
  • We have had breakfast and a drink
  • We greet the adults and peers within the school
  • We follow the instructions that are given
  • We have the right equipment ready
  • We are sat quietly at our tables, or on the carpet
  • We listen and engage with the learning
  • We are actively ready to take part in lessons; ask and answer questions
  • We take risks and challenge ourselves
  • We take responsibility for our own learning, our actions and our mistakes
  • To be ready to start learning as a whole class together
  • To be prepared for the day ahead
  • To say hello and reduce distractions during lessons
  • So everyone is safe and focussed on the days learning
  • To help us feel organised
  • To show the adults in the classroom that we are ready to learning
  • We take an active part in the learning because this is how we learn best
  • So we maximise the progress we can make
  • To be the very best versions of ourselves in learning and in our behaviour

Respect

  • Our teachers will compliment us
  • We share
  • We listen to one another, including their opinions and ideas.
  • We use appropriate language – good morning/afternoon, thank you, excuse me
  • We give people personal space
  • We look after our school and property
  • We learn to trust one another
  • We include others in our games
  • We thank people when they do something for us, and show kindness
  • We do not kick, push, or grab other people
  • We take pride in the work we produce
  • We respect our environment and keep it tidy
  • To remind us we are valued
  • To show kindness towards others
  • To show respect and consideration for others
  • To be courteous and respectful to everyone in school and to show others that we value them
  • To show respect
  • Because it supports our learning and that is why we are here
  • So we form positive relationships
  • To show care and friendship
  • This is polite and courteous and it shows mutual respect for others around school
  • We treat others the way we would like to be treated
  • We work hard and celebrate the progress we make
  • Our learning environment should be respected and cared for

Safe

  • We tidy up after ourselves
  • We maintain social distancing as much as possible by staying in our space
  • If we sneeze or cough – we use a tissue, following ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’
  • We wash and sanitise our hands regularly throughout the day
  • We know the school grounds and buildings are safe
    We listen carefully to the instructions that we are given
  • We use equipment safely
  • We can be ourselves, celebrate ourselves and one another
  • We help others if they have hurt themselves
  • We learning to recognise dangers
  • We let an adult know if there is a problem
  • We wear appropriate clothing and footwear in school. 
  • To keep our resources tidy
  • To make sure we keep ourselves, our friends and families safe in and out of school
  • To stop the spread of harmful germs and viruses
  • This helps us maintain high standards of personal hygiene and keep health risks low
  • We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience at school
  • To keep ourselves and others safe
  • To reduce the risk of injury
  • We trust that others will respect and celebrate our individuality and uniqueness
  • We help each other to keep safe
  • We want to stay safe
  • It can be dealt with and reduce risk of harm to myself and others
  • To show pride in our school and feel good about ourselves