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Home School Diary
At Cann Hall, every child has a home school diary which hopes to provide a direct exchange of information and dialogue between home and school. We aim to ensure that parents and carers are fully informed about their child's daily activities and wellbeing as well as providing our children with a voice to enable them to communicate their daily activities at home or school. We believe that all children will learn better if home and school work together in partnership. To achieve this aim we ask parents and carers to support our Home School Agreement (see below).
We have two formal parents' evenings each year, one in the autumn term and one in the spring, with an informal open evening at the end of the year to recognise and celebrate children's progress. Parents' evenings are an opportunity to talk about your child, including how they have settled into class and to discuss their learning. Teachers share ways in which your child is learning and making progress through children's books, assessments, photos and discussion.
Annual reports are prepared at the end of the summer term to give an overview of how each child has progressed during the academic year.
Home School Agreement
By taking up a place at Cann Hall Primary School, the school and the family agree to the following:
The school is committed to
- Creating a happy school and an environment where children, staff and families feel safe and supported
- Providing opportunities for parents and carers, and the local community to take an active and supportive role in the life of the school
- Providing an enriching curriculum which recognises that children develop in different ways and at different rates and encourages them to achieve their full potential
- Provide children with homework activities appropriate to their needs and abilities
- Keep families fully informed of their children’s progress through parent consultations, workshops, open evenings and informal meetings
- Keep families up to date with news and events at school through a weekly newsletter
- Actively liaise with the families of children with additional needs
- Deal with any concerns promptly
- Contact families immediately when children have not arrived at school unless a parent or carer has phoned the school to explain absence
- Ensure that all school policies are available for parents to read (online or paper copy if requested).
The family is committed to ensure
- That children arrive at school ready to learn (having had breakfast and a good night’s sleep)
- The children are in school by promptly
- The children are suitably dressed for school according to the weather
- The children attend each school session
- They will phone the school on every day of absence when their child is unwell
- They will read and support the school policies found on the school website
- They will try to make time to read to their children everyday
- The children bring their school bag with them every day
- The children complete the homework activities provided by their teachers
- They deal with the school staff calmly and respectfully
- They keep in regular contact with the school and let the school know if there are any problems or major life changes
- They attend all parent consultations
- They, and any other carer, respect the legal restrictions on parking outside the school
- The children are collected promptly at the end of the day
- They advocate the school’s restorative justice approach to dealing with incidents.