At The Greville we value the partnership between home and school. Parents/Carers are a child's first and enduring teachers. They play a crucial role in helping their children learn. Children achieve more when school and parents/carers work together.
In our Home/School Agreement we seek to clarify the role of school, parents/carers and pupils in this vital partnership.
The Greville Home/School Agreement
The Pupil (to be signed on entry to the Junior Department)
PARENTS/CARERS AND SCHOOL
Parents/Carers are made very welcome and help in a variety of ways. They might, for example, hear children read for practice, accompany classes on trips or assist with swimming.
You may need to have an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service obtained through The Greville School. Please contact the school office for more details.
Parents/Carers who have any concerns about their child and school, however trivial they may seem, are asked to contact school straight away.
It is not always possible to speak immediately to a class teacher or the Headteacher. However a telephone call, a visit to the school office or a letter or email will guarantee an appointment at a mutually convenient time. You can ask at the office for a copy of our policy on responding to parental concerns if you wish.
Curriculum guidelines and school policy documents are available in school if you wish to see them.
ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT
Towards the end of the Summer Term a report is sent home. It forms a valuable link between home and school if placed alongside all the other, more informal communications about your child's progress. There is an opportunity to discuss its contents.
All parents/carers are automatically members of the Parent/Teacher Association. Names and addresses of the Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting in the Autumn Term are sent to parents/carers. Details of functions are sent home in regular newsletters.
The governors of The Greville have adopted the County Charging and Remissions Policy.
The governors recognise the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities, including day trips, a residential visit and performances by theatre groups can make towards enhancing the provision of a broad, balanced and rigorous curriculum for all and to promoting personal and social education.
They recognise the need to cover the costs of these activities, therefore, parents/carers are asked to make a voluntary contribution. This contribution will represent the cost of providing the activity shared among all the pupils taking part. However, no child will be excluded from any activity for financial reasons.