It is vitally important that we as a school work with parents for the good of our children.  All our parents are required to complete and agree to our Home School Agreement.  This agreement outlines the commitments and expectations from a home and school perspective.

 "We the adults responsible for children at home and at school want New Silksworth Infant School to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment in which each child is treated as individual and the needs of all are considered.

We will encourage children to work hard, to behave appropriately and to take pride and pleasure in their own and other's achievements.

We look forward to working together on a basis of mutual respect to help our children become confident and enthusiastic learners."



The school will:
Ensure that every child is taught at an appropriate and challenging level by qualified teachers and highly trained support staff;  Maintain an attractive environment with good materials and equipment and teach the full national curriculum and religious education.

As a parent I intend:
To encourage my child to participate fully in school activities;
To support my child's learning at school by attending parents' meetings and performances;
To encourage my child to practise reading at home;
To provide my child with suitable clothing for activities.



The school will:

Make sure children are familiar with school rules;
Use rewards and sanctions fairly;
Make sure that school staff always set a high standard of personal behaviour;
Respect the views of children and parents, acknowledging the different problems that exist.

As a parent I intend:

To help my child understand and follow the school rules;
To encourage my child to care for school property both at school and at home;
To behave in a way that sets children a good example when on school premises
Remain courteous and well-mannered to all school staff.


Equal Opportunities

The school will:

Try to enable all children to take part in all activities;
Celebrate the diverse backgrounds that we come from;
Use different cultural examples in teaching;
Ensure that bullying and racist, sexist and other discriminating behaviour is not tolerated.

As a parent I intend to:

To help my child understand that everyone is of equal importance;
To encourage my child to appreciate and respect the views and religions of others.



The school will:
Set appropriate homework regularly and ensure that it is marked.

As a parent I intend to;

To help my child return homework on time;
To help my child find a quiet place and time to do homework;
To ensure school property is looked after when at home;
To read to and with my child frequently;
Pay promptly for any missing reading books


Attendance and Punctuality

The school will;

Start classes promptly at 8:55
Maintain an accurate record of attendance.

As a parent I intend to:

To make sure that my is at school regularly and on time;
To make sure that my child is collected on time;
To contact the school promptly when my child is absent.


Welfare and Communication

The school will;
Ensure that children are safe on school premises and on school trips; administer medicines only with written permission.
Give full and clear information about the curriculum, and each child's progress, standard achieved and development needs;
Communicate frequently with parents about school matters and set dates for events early and inform parents.

As a parent I intend to;

To teach my child about personal hygiene;
To make sure the school always has an up-to-date emergency contact number;
To keep my child at home when unwell;
To raise any concerns with appropriate person as early as possible;
To let the school know of issues that may effect my child's welfare or progress at school.
To avoid the use of mobile phones/technology on school premises.