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Parent handbook

Home-School Agreement

We believe that Parents/Carers are the first and foremost educators of their children, and that we are called to support Parents/Carers.

In carrying out this particular responsibility of supporting Parents/Carers in their task of nurturing their children in faith, love, academic excellence, and human flourishing, we draw upon the multi-faith nature of the Sikh ethos.

To achieve our goals we will reflect annually on our practice, celebrate and consolidate our success, and realistically explore ways of journeying more closely together.

We aim to work with you to provide a caring, happy environment in which all children will thrive and feel valued. We know that children need to feel safe and secure in order to learn well and we nurture a culture of mutual respect to develop such an environment. We have the highest expectations of all children to do their best in all areas of school life. We wish to develop a set of values, skills and attitudes in children so that when they leave our school, they are equipped for all of the challenges of life and the next phase of education.

In order to achieve goals you can expect the school to:

  • Provide a balanced values-led curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child. Ensure that the standards of learning and teaching are the highest possible.
  • Provide opportunities to undertake faith practice and gain knowledge.
  • Maintain a safe, caring and happy environment for all children where each child is equal, special and valued.
  • Encourage and model respect for one another, for property and the environment both in and around school.
  • Encourage positive behaviour and deal promptly with poor behaviour.
  • Keep parents informed about the progress of their children through regular meetings and reports.
  • Inform parents about school activities through a range of communications.
  • Develop a strong partnership between the school, parent/s and the child, to ensure their child achieves good attendance.
  • Regular information will be sent to parents and pupils informing them of attendance rates and related issues.
  • Ensure that attendance issues are identified at an early stage and that support is put in place.
  • Inform parents of the likelihood of a Penalty Notice/Prosecution being issued for unauthorised absence (unauthorised holiday/non attendance/low attendance at school).

Agreement for pupils I will do my best to:

  • Enjoy school
  • Attend school in full uniform and on time
  • Work hard and take part in activities
  • Help others
  • Be polite
  • Be punctual to lessons
  • Remember to bring the things I need for school
  • Take care of my property, equipment and my school environment
  • Tell an adult at school if I have any problems
  • Behave well all the time
  • Follow the Nishkam core values

Agreement for Parents/Carers To help our child at school I/we will do our best to:

  • Make sure that our child arrives in school on time by _____________ am and is collected on time every day.
  • Make sure that our child attends school regularly and inform the school of reasons for absence.
  • Support the school with their child in aiming for 100% attendance each year.
  • Accept that holiday in term time will not be authorised and is illegal.
  • Reinforce and support the schools policies and guidelines for behaviour.
  • Support our child with any homework and other home learning opportunities, and hear our child read regularly.
  • Recognise that the Nishkam school is a multi-faith school where our child will take part in collective worship, Religious Education and faith development of a multi-faith nature.
  • Attend parent’s evenings to discuss our child’s progress.
  • Let the school know about any concerns or problems that might affect our child’s work or behaviour.
  • I agree that the failure of the above can result in my child losing his/her place in school.
  • I give consent to Nishkam Primary School to access my child’s health records.