Home School Agreement
This document has been developed in consultation with parents, staff and governors and reflects key policies within the school. The document is designed to support all members of the school community to be clear about, and fulfil, their role in ensuring each child can be ‘the best they can be’. It is assumed that all members of the school community agree with this document in its entirety, and will, if an issue arises, conform fully to its expectations. Where this is not the case parents must communicate this to the Chair of Governors, in writing, stating precisely the concern they have and stating their reason for not supporting the contents of this document fully.
The statutory guidance is clear with regard to the requirement for a school to develop, consult, publish and enforce a ‘Home-School Agreement’. Underpinning expectations are set out below:
A home-school agreement is a statement explaining:
- the school’s aims and values;
- the school’s responsibilities towards its pupils who are of compulsory school age;
- the responsibility of each pupil’s parents; and
- what the school expects of its pupils.
All maintained schools, academies, city technologies colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts are required to publish a home-school agreement and associated parental declaration.
Schools must take reasonable steps to ensure that all registered parents of pupils sign the parental declaration to indicate that they understand and accept the contents of the home-school agreement.