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Home and School

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 Parents/Carers


I/We will:

  • See that my/our child goes to school regularly, on time and properly equipped;
  • Encourage my/our child to do his/her best in all school activities;
  • Let the school know about any concerns or problems that might affect my/our child's work or behaviour;
  • Notify the school immediately if my/our child is unable to attend;
  • Support the school's guidelines and policies on behaviour;
  • Support my/our child in homework;
  • Attend parents' consultation evenings.

 

The School


We will:

  • Provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
  • Encourage children to do their best at all times and give them every opportunity to achieve their full potential;
  • Contact parents/carers if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment;
  • Let parents/carers know about any concerns or problems that affect their child's work or behaviour;
  • Arrange termly parents' consultation evenings and provide a written report annually;
  • Set and monitor homework in accordance with our homework policy;
  • Keep parents/carers informed about school activities through regular newsletters.

 

The Pupil (to be signed on entry to the Junior Department)


I will:

  • Try to do my best at all times;
  • Follow the school Golden Rules.

 

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.

 

PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION

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.

 

FINANCE

 

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.

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