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.