Home School Agreement


All pupils have access to a Class Dojo account for home school communication.  Some also use a step by step switch to take news between home and school. Parents and carers are expected to read or listen to messages and respond to these if necessary. 


Therapists and Medical staff

Parents are welcome to call therapist and medical staff during the school day, if they are busy then an answer machine will take a message and a therapist will call you back. As we are on two sites parents may find that the message is not answered until the following day. If there is an urgent message please call and speak to the primary or secondary school office. 


Pupil Progress Meetings and Annual Review Meetings 

Parents/carers are asked to attend 3 meetings throughout the year. 

One term they will be invited to attend an annual review meeting and in the other two terms they will be invited to meet to discuss pupil’s progress towards EHC support plan goals.  Appointments are sent out and parents are asked to sign up for a convenient time. The parent and teacher and representatives from the therapy team can discuss progress on the previous term’s target and discuss how to work together on targets for the coming term. 

Once a year parents/carers are expected to attend their child’s Annual Review. This is when the child’s EHCP is reviewed and progress and achievements are reported. The reports are sent to parents/carers prior to the meeting so that there is time to read them in detail. At the meeting the report will be discussed, the objectives and targets on the statement reviewed and new targets agreed for the coming year. This meeting will involve all professionals working with the child and can include social workers, outreach teams, private therapists as well as the school multi disciplinary team. It is an important meeting which we expect parents/carers to attend and give their views on their child’s progress. The annual review uses  a person centred planning (PCP) approach. For more information see the files below.


Parent / Carers’ Responsibilities 

  • To be as proactive in their child’s learning as possible
  • To inform school if their child is going to be absent 
  • To inform the school about any important medical information or change in medical information following appointments
  • To carefully consider whether your child should attend school if he/she is unusually unwell
  • To inform transport agency if their child is going to be absent 
  • To check home and school communication books/devices daily and respond if appropriate
  • To attend Pupil Progress meetings 
  • To attend their child’s annual review 
  • To inform the school staff of any changes in mobile or land line telephone numbers or addresses as soon as they change
  • To seek the headteacher’s permission if their child is going to be absent from school for a period of time
  • To pay for school dinners or ensure that appropriate papers are given to the school office if free dinners are appropriate