Parent Partnership

At Birstall Primary Academy, we recognise each child as an individual, and aim to give all children every opportunity to realise their full potential. We believe that a firm partnership between the school, parents and the child is essential if we are to achieve this aim.


We also ask all parents and children to enter into our Home/School Agreement.

The Responsibilities of the School

At Birstall Primary Academy all staff will:

  • provide a secure, happy and stimulating learning environment within an ethos of mutual respect and care.
  • provide a broad and balanced curriculum which challenges each child to reach their potential and fulfils the requirements of the curriculum.
  • encourage each child to keep our school rules.
  • actively discourage all forms of bullying and discrimination and respond quickly to any bullying issues
  • keep parents/carers informed about what we aim to teach their children.
  • give regular information about individual pupil progress, including an annual written report.
  • set regular and appropriate homework for each child.
  • make parents feel welcome whenever they visit the school
  • respond to questions, concerns or complaints as quickly as possible.

The Responsibilities of the Parents/Carers

All parents/carers will:

  • having chosen Birstall PrimaryAcademy for your child, accept the School’s aims and objectives and positively support the school;
  • ensure that your child attends school punctually every day during term time, unless there is a good reason for absence (e.g. illness);
  • notify the school by letter or telephone in the event of absence;
  • not take your children on holiday in school time;
  • support the school dress code;
  • attend parent/teacher meetings to discuss your child’s progress;
  • oversee homework, ensuring that children are encouraged and supported in completing it to the best of their ability;
  • support the school’s behaviour policy;
  • keep us informed of where to contact you in an emergency;
  • promptly inform the school of any concerns or problems that may affect your child’s learning, behaviour or happiness at school;
  • praise the child’s achievements;
  • ensure children are picked up on time, or inform the school of any delays/ change of plans;
  • insist that their child is polite to the adults in school and demonstrate this yourself;
  • encourage their children in sporting events, stressing the need to respect decisions of an umpire/ referee; and
  • ensure school are made aware of any medical requirements.

The Responsibility of the Child

I will try my best to:

  • work hard and concentrate fully in my lessons;
  • behave well at all times and follow the school behaviour policy;
  • be kind and helpful and show respect for others;
  • be honest;
  • arrive at school on time everyday;
  • complete my homework (including reading) on time;
  • play a full role in the life of the academy; and
  • ensure that letters are taken home and handed to parents.