Firside

Junior School

Home School Agreement

Firside Junior School recognises that the successful development of our pupils depends on an effective partnership between the school, students and parents/carers. We believe that clear, open communication between all three parties has a positive impact on pupils' learning.

We share responsibility for the development and achievement of each pupil and, together, we commit ourselves to the responsibilities outlined in each of our roles, listed below:

The School

We agree to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils
  • Provide a safe and caring environment, in which all pupils are treated with respect
  • Encourage children to do their best at all times and develop a caring and responsible attitude
  • Celebrate achievements of kinds
  • Contact parents if there is a problem with their child’s attendance, work or behaviour
  • Set and mark regular homework in line with Government guidelines
  • Keep parents regularly informed of the progress and achievements of their child
  • Keep parents informed about school activities through regular newsletters, the School App and email.

The Parent/Carer 

We agree to:

  • Ensure that my child attends school regularly, on time and properly equipped
  • Encourage my child to do their best
  • Contact the school before 9.30am if my child is unwell and cannot attend
  • Try to take family holidays within the normal school holiday period wherever possible
  • Inform the school of anything that may affect my child’s work or behaviour
  • Support the school in maintaining good behaviour and discipline, including the use of all detentions and inclusion
  • Ensure that homework is completed to the best of my child’s ability and returned to school on time
  • Attend parents’ evenings each term 

The Pupil

I agree to:

  • Work hard and do my best at all times
  • Treat other people the way I wish to be treated myself
  • Treat people, the school and property with care and respect
  • Complete my homework as well as I can and bring it back to school on time
  • Comply with the school's behaviour policy