Home School Agreement
Pupils, parents, teachers all sign a 'Home School' agreement. This is a joint promise that all of us will put in the time and effort required for our children to succeed. Parents are expected to support children by supervising home learning, ensuring that children attend school and wear the correct uniform.
Parents and carers are an integral part of our school community, and your feedback forms an essential part of our ongoing development and improvement. We regularly run surveys and sessions to gather your views on the education your child is receiving, and to understand where we can do better.
You can share your feedback via these channels:
- Ofsted's Parent View tool. This survey consists of 12 short questions around topics such as teaching and behaviour, and will feed into our ongoing development plan
- Directly with a member of our staff
- The main school office
At the end of last year we asked parents to give their feedback on the school and we had over 330 responses from our parents (the OFSTED average is 15). Our parents are overwhelmingly happy with the school. No single question received less than 90% positive feedback with the majority of questions receiving over 95% agree or strongly agree. Of the 337 responses, 70% (236) replied positively to every question and 21% (71 parents) responded ‘strongly agree’ to at least 13 of the 14 value judgement questions. Parents praised the combination of discipline, academic rigour and character development in the development of their child with comments such as “Parents greatly appreciate all the planning and hard work done by staff which is producing excellence in our children” (Y2 parent) and “Amazing school and all involved should feel proud” (Y9 parent).
As a school we identified catch ups, home learning and uniform as an area where parents wanted more work done. This has been built into the school development plan and new initiatives will run this year based on this feedback, for example parental workshops based on supporting children with their home learning. Thank you to all those who participated. The questionnaire will run again next year and the school will provide support to increase the amount of parents contributing.
AJK Parent Forum
We run a monthly Parent Forum, where we invite parents to share their thoughts with our leadership team. If you would like to take part, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hold workshops for parents to help parents with their child's learning and development at home.
We also collect a series of guides and resources that are available on Spark. This covers topics such as supporting your child's learning, keeping safe online, and maintaining good mental health.