Home School Agreement
Our School Vision
Like a lighthouse, St Michael’s is a beacon of safety and stability. It takes courage to learn and remember knowledge, develop new skills and allow your own light to shine in the world. We respect our differences and know that working peacefully together allows our lights to shine more brightly.
'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16
Our School Aims
For our children to:
Learn and remember the skills and knowledge they need for the next phase of education
Love and enjoy books and reading
For school to be:
a place of safety and stability
a place where we nurture a Christian character
For staff and children to:
respect differences and live and work peacefully with each other
Our Christian Values
To achieve these aims all learners, staff, parents and governors will work together to promote our Core Values of Peace, Courage and Respect.
The school will:
¨ Provide a friendly welcome to your child and a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which to learn.
¨ Provide your child with a high standard of education through a balanced curriculum that meets the needs of every child.
¨ Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements.
¨ Provide the challenges needed to enable your child to achieve their full potential.
¨ Encourage your child to aim for the highest standards of intellectual, personal and social development.
¨ Encourage your child to achieve their full potential as a valued member of the school and the community.
¨ Care for your child’s safety and well-being by supporting and listening to them.
¨ Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude towards others and themselves regardless of gender, race, culture, belief, values, age and need.
¨ Encourage your child to become an active member of our community and help them to see that they can have an impact on the world around them.
¨ Regularly meet with you at mutually convenient times to communicate the progress of your child, celebrating their strengths and explaining how we can support them in their areas for development.
¨ Keep you informed about general school/class matters and about your child’s progress.
¨ Clearly explain any decisions which affect you or your child.
¨ Teach your child how to behave appropriately and safely when using technology, including accessing age appropriate materials, keeping personal information private and being considerate when communicating with others.
¨ Set, monitor and mark home learning tasks appropriate to your child’s needs.
¨ Be welcoming to you and offer opportunities for you to become involved in the daily life of the school.
¨ Treat you with courtesy and respect at all times.
As a parent/carer I will:
à Make sure that my child will arrive at school by 8.40am.
à Make sure that my child is wearing named school uniform and that their PE kit is brought into school.
à Endeavour to provide a safe, secure and happy environment at home for my child, acknowledging that they learn at home as well as at school.
à Encourage my child to do his/her home learning, spellings and reading.
à Let the school know of any concerns or worries (including any medical conditions) that may be affecting my child’s work, behaviour or ability to do home learning, so any issues can be addressed as quickly as possible.
à Support the school by encouraging my child to develop a positive attitude towards the school, its Golden Rules, Core Values and our diverse, multi-cultural community.
à Attend meetings with my child’s teacher and other staff at mutually convenient times and support the school’s strategies to help my child make positive progress in their learning.
à Read all letters/newsletters/flyers sent home as these give me important information and keep up to date with school information via the school website.
à Support the school in teaching my child how to behave appropriately and safely when using technology, including accessing age appropriate materials, keeping personal information private and being considerate when communicating with others.
à Support the school whenever I can in fundraising and organising activities for the benefit of our school.
à Inform the school of reasons for my child’s absence by phone on the morning of the first day of absence.
à Inform the school where to contact me or someone appropriate in an emergency and notify the school if these details change.
à Treat school staff and other parents/carers with courtesy and respect at all times.
As a pupil I will:
¶ Attend school regularly and arrive on time
¶ Behave well, live up to the School’s core values and follow the school’s
¬ Be peaceful - showing compassion and kindness in all our actions.
¬ Be courageous - being brave enough to stand up for what is right and true, persevering when the going gets tough.
¬ Be respectful - valuing our differences and believing in ourselves and each other.
¶ Tell a member of staff if I am worried or unhappy.
¶ Try my best with my learning, at home and at school.
¶ Respect other children’s culture, race, feelings, beliefs and values.
¶ Ask for help if I need it and try my best in all that I do.
¶ Accept responsibility for the things that I do.
¶ Use the school’s technology and Internet in an appropriate way and obey the school’s ‘Rules for Responsible Internet Use’ at all times. If I see anything online that I think is inappropriate or something that worries me, I will tell an adult about it straight away.
¶ Ensure that I take home all school letters.
¶ Speak politely to everyone in school.
¶ Take good care of the building, equipment and school grounds.
¶ Behave in a safe way.
¶ Be helpful.