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Parent, Child, School Agreement



Home-School Partnership Agreement 2019/20



Statement of Intent

The purpose of this Home-School Partnership Agreement is to give the school’s Vision Statement greater context to enable you as parents/carers, we as educators and your child as a learner to fully understand our respective responsibilities and to work in partnership to support learning and development.



School’s Vision Statement

Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School will provide a

happy, caring and stimulating environment rooted in Christian values in which every child will flourish. We will realise the potential of every child and instil a lifelong love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning will be inclusive, supportive and innovative and will embrace new education initiatives and leading technology. We will ensure that our children are aware of the world in which they live, understand the need to play an active role within the local and wider community and appreciate the importance of living a sustainable way of life. In partnership with parents and carers, we will help our children to build high self-esteem, independence and resilience and to develop the life skills they need for their future in an ever-changing world.


Set out below are the responsibilities of The School, The Parents/Carers and The Child

The School’s Responsibilities

We will:

  • value your child as an individual with their own unique learning profile
  • provide your child with the opportunity to learn about the faith of the Church as part of a full education within a Christian environment
  • provide a well managed and caring environment where your child feels secure and safe
  • challenge your child within a broad and balanced curriculum framework designed to encourage them to realise their potential
  • set, mark and monitor homework for your child that will consolidate, prepare for or practise work that is taking place in school
  • inform parents early about any concerns relating to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing or progress in their learning
  • support parents to facilitate their child’s learning at home
  • provide parents with regular information about your child’s attendance, behaviour and progress in their learning through Parents’ Evenings, meetings and written reports
  • keep parents informed about school activities through the school website, weekly newsletters, ‘this week’s learning’ and notices of special events
  • act upon any disclosures in the area of child protection following the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies


I have read and agree to the above                            I have read and agree to the above


………………………………………….                                   ………………………………………….

Headteacher’s signature                                             Class teacher’s signature


Home-School Partnership Agreement 2019/20


Parents/Carers Responsibilities


I/We will: 

  • encourage my child to be enthusiastic about their learning, to work hard and to have high aspirations for their own achievements
  • give my child a healthy breakfast and packed lunch (if not having school lunches) to ensure my child is not hungry during school time
  • ensure my child attends school every day, on time, properly equipped and wearing the correct uniform
  • inform school by 09:00 if my child is ill and unable to attend school
  • support all of the school’s policies, paying particular regard to our Attendance, Behaviour and On-line Safety policies
  • embrace and positively support the school’s ethos
  • advise the school of any concerns that may affect my child’s learning, wellbeing or behaviour
  • give my child opportunities for learning at home and support for tasks sent from school
  • attend parents’ evenings twice a year
  • attend meetings, at the request of the school, to discuss any issues with my child’s attendance, behaviour or progress
  • attend ‘This Term’s Learning’ sessions with the Class Teacher
  • read ‘This Week’s Learning’ and the weekly school newsletter on the school’s website
  • reply to school letters and permission slips promptly


I have read and agree to the above                            I have read and agree to the above


………………………………………….                                   ………………………………………….

1st Parent’s signature                                                  2nd Parent’s signature

The Child’s responsibilities
I will: 
  • come to school every day, on time and ready to learn
  • be well behaved at school
  • bring all the equipment I need each day including PE kit and Forest School clothes and appropriate footwear
  • listen carefully to my teacher and take an interest in my learning
  • do all my class work and homework as well as I can
  • wear my school uniform with pride and be tidy in appearance
  • show respect to others and be polite and helpful
  • take good care of the school building and equipment
  • take responsibility for my learning as I grow up


I have read and agree to the above



Child’s signature

In partnership together, we will:
  • support children’s learning to help them to truly realise their potential
  • instil a lifelong love of learning
  • nurture capable, resilient and independent young people who take responsibility for their own futures with respect and care for others


 The Home School Agreement is reproduced in your child's planner.