Home School Agreement

 

Our school has a home school agreement, which you will be asked to sign when your child first starts at our school. It sets out the school’s responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil’s parents and what the school expects of its pupils.

The aim is to strengthen the partnership between home and school and makes clear the respective roles and expectations.

The school will make every effort to:

  • Ensure the safety, security and physical well being of your child whilst in our care.

  • Ensure your child receives the legal entitlement of a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • Ensure your child achieves their potential.

  • Promote high standards and high expectations of effort and attainment.

  • Promote a policy of assertive discipline in which good behaviour is rewarded and poor behaviour results in clear, consistent sanctions.

  • Provide properly planned, weekly homework opportunities which are realistic, achievable and related to work in school.

  • Provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities.

  • Provide a written report informing you of your child’s progress with his/her class teacher at least once per year and provide opportunities for you to discuss your child’s progress with his/her class teacher at least twice per year.

  • Deal with parental concerns promptly and inform them of how they have been resolved.

  • Keep parents well informed about school life and special events through our school website, regular newsletters and correspondence.

Parents/Guardians will make every effort to:

  • Support the aims of the school.

  • Ensure their child attends regularly and on time.

  • Ensure their child wears the school uniform and follows the school dress code (in Early Years this includes the availability of clean and dry waterproof clothing every day).

  • Encourage their child to follow the school’s Code of Conduct.

  • Support the school’s behaviour policy and co-operate fully with any behaviour procedures should they become necessary (i.e. target setting, reviews etc.)

  • Attend any parent consultations, reviews, assemblies or events which involve their child.

  • Ensure their child completes any homework, returns it on time and to discuss their learning with them.

  • Read regularly with their children.

  • Keep the school informed of any changes in circumstances (i.e. address, phone number, emergency contacts etc.)

  • Inform the school of any problems that may affect their child’s learning or behaviour.

Children will make every effort to:

  • Follow the school’s Code of Conduct.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Be polite and well mannered.
  • Let an adult know if there is a problem.
  • Complete and return homework.
  • Be prepared for learning (arrive on time, with the right equipment i.e. PE Kit etc.)
  • Contribute to lessons and listen when being spoken to.
  • Stay on task.
  • Avoid disturbing others.
  • ‘Own up’ if things go wrong.

In addition, both parents and children understand that mobile phones are not allowed in school.  They must be handed in to the School Office on arrival and collected at the end of the day, these are brought in at the discretion of the parent and school cannot accept responsibility for such items. Where a pupil does not do this the phone will be confiscated until the end of the day.
 

DRESS CODE

The school has an agreed standard of dress and items that form part of our school uniform, see below:

School Uniform

  • Dark Green Cardigan/Sweatshirt
  • White Blouse/Shirt (long or short sleeve)
  • White Polo Shirt
  • School Tie (optional)
  • Long Grey Trousers
  • Short Grey Trousers
  • Grey Skirt or Pinafore
  • Green Checked Summer Dress
  • Footwear should be black without any other colour, and with low heels.
  • Other items of school uniform are optional, e.g. reversible coats with the school logo and caps with the school logo, and these are available from stores.

PE Kit

Children are expected to change into shorts and tops for PE. The school PE Kit consists of white T-shirt and black shorts. PE is normally done in pumps. Trainers are suitable only for games lessons/outdoor activities. A Tracksuit and trainers are also needed for outdoor PE and would always be worn over the PE kit described above. It is possible to purchase a P.E. bag from the store of your choice.

Tights, underskirts, watches and jewellery must be removed for PE. Children should not be participating in PE lessons wearing clothing which is worn during the remainder of the school day. Long hair must be tied back.

Any child failing to provide kit on a regular basis (twice in succession) should be given a letter to take home to parents.

Dress Code

The above items are school uniform and it is the expectation that all children should be sent to school in the correct uniform and with the correct PE kit.

Make up and jewellery are not permitted (except stud earrings which the child must be able to remove independently for PE lessons and other physical activities). Children may wear a watch to school and this is encouraged to support learning, again, the child must be able to remove a watch independently for PE lessons and other physical activities.

Should a child attend with make up or jewellery they will be asked to remove them immediately.

Thank you for your support by sending your child to school with the correct uniform and clothing.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Codes of Conduct below are part of our Home-School Agreement. They are displayed around the school (simplified to the main headings of the children’s code of conduct for younger children) along with our school rules.

Children’s Code of Conduct

Take care of Yourself

 

 

Never

  • Do anything silly or dangerous
  • Stay in school at break times or leave school without permission
  • Talk to strangers in school unless they have a school badge

 

Always

  • Tell someone if you’re unhappy or being picked on

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Care of Others

 

 

Never

  • Do anything to hurt others (such as hitting/name calling)
  • Distract others from working
  • Be cheeky or rude to adults

 

Always

  • Be friendly to visitors, newcomers and other children

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Care of your School

 

 

Never

  • Steal or deliberately damage school equipment
  • Drop litter or deface the school building
  • Give the school a bad name

 

 

Always

  • Be proud of your school

 

Staff Code of Conduct

Our staff code of conduct is reflected in our values listed below and is further set out in our ‘Code of Conduct for Staff & Volunteers’ Policy.

We are passionate about providing an exceptional educational experience for our pupils. We put them at the heart of everything we do.

We employ some of the most outstanding, dedicated and professional staff.

We are committed to recognising our children’s right to a tailored educational experience.

All our staff are committed to what we call our core service values. There are seven core values.

These are the standards to which we work and they are evident in everything we do.

  • Always be friendly and welcoming with pupils, parents and colleagues.

  • Be polite and courteous at all times and with everyone you meet.

  • Respect others and their views.

  • Work as a team; share what you know with others.

  • Learn today so that you will be better tomorrow.

  • Remember that everyone is an individual and it is your behaviour that sets the example.

  • We make it happen for our pupils and parents.

    As you can see being a professional worker at Plantation Primary School & Nursery is not just talking about these values it is truly living them. We are passionate about the service we provide.

Contact the School

Plantation Primary and Nursery School

Hollies Road,
Halewood,
Knowsley,
L26 0TH

Main Contact: Initial enquiries can be made to the School Office

Tel: 0151 487 5678
plantation@knowsley.gov.uk