Parents and Partnership

The partnership between parents and school is crucial to the successful development of any child.  St. Andrew’s Primary School is committed to developing a strong and thriving partnership.  All parents and pupils are expected to sign and agree the Home-School Agreement.

Quite rightly, parents have very high expectations of their child’s school.  However, in order to create the best possible learning environment, the school also has certain expectations and we welcome parental support in the following matters:

  • Ensuring a high level of attendance and punctuality.
  • Notification of absence.
  • Keeping the school informed of all medical conditions which may affect their child’s learning.
  • Reinforcing the School’s policies regarding behaviour, homework, uniform etc.
  • Upholding the aims and ethos of St. Andrew’s.
  • Attendance at School and Friends’ functions.

Visiting the School

There will be times when parents need to discuss issues that have arisen during the school day.  St. Andrew’s operates a policy that welcomes parents into school to discuss anything that may be an issue.  We ask parents to see members of staff after school or arrange a mutually convenient appointment.  We recognise that a quick five minutes discussion can sort out a problem that could worry a parent or child all night. However, first thing in the morning is not a good time unless the matter is vital to the child’s day.  Parents can also use Class Dojo to send messages to the class teacher.  We also love to see parents when something good has happened!  Appointments to see the Head Teacher can be made via the school office.  Please speak to the class teacher about any issues regarding your child in the first instance before making an appointment with the Head.

Parents in School Days

Throughout the year there are different opportunities for Mums, Dads and Grandparents to come and spend a session in school, observing and interacting with the children. Details of these events will be published over the course of the year.