Home School Agreement

Our Home School Agreement explains the terms under which Yardley Primary School, parents/carers and pupils will engage.  This agreement is valid for the period of time your child attends Yardley Primary School.

What you can expect from Yardley Primary School

We are committed to providing a high standard of education by:

We are committed to making school a safe and happy place to learn in by:

What we expect from you the parents/carers

Parents/carers must:

What we expect from the pupils

Pupils must:

Internet and technology

In order for pupils at Yardley Primary School to use the internet and technology safely, the school, the pupil and their parent/carer have a number of responsibilities. Each must agree that these responsibilities are recognised and understood.

Your child will also have responsibilities regarding the use of technology and the internet.  These will be discussed in school with their class teacher, with each child ‘signing’ an agreement to show that they understand and will follow the school rules on technology and internet use.

The school

As part of the school’s Computing scheme of work and as a requirement of the National Curriculum, pupils are required to learn how to use technology and the internet appropriately.  Yardley Primary School recognises that the use of technology and the internet are core skills for children to learn, but also understands that there are risks involved in the use of these resources.

The school has therefore introduced the specific safeguards listed below. These form part of a written policy which is regularly reviewed.

Parent/carers must:

British values

Everyone is welcome in our school

At Yardley Primary School we value the diversity of our staff, our pupils and their families.  We observe a variety of events and our curriculum includes lessons, assemblies and performances to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. 

We know that the components of British Values are not exclusively “British” and are held dear by other nationalities, it is essential that schools keep children safe and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Our aim therefore is to actively promote and embed the fundamental British Values of:

Actively promoting also means that pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values will be challenged.

School values

At Yardley Primary School, we have strong values that guide the actions of both staff and pupils to provide an education that develops a pupil’s personality, talents and abilities to ensure they are equipped to participate and contribute as a successful member of society.

Through a culture of teamwork and collaboration, we develop life-long learners and instil in them the key skills and knowledge to enable them to thrive in the world around them, both now and in the future.

We aim to inspire every pupil to engage in all aspects of school life and take ownership of their learning and personal development. We are ambitious and take into consideration the needs and interests of our pupils and the wider community. We provide key learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, empowering pupils to question and explore all of the opportunities that they are entitled to.

There are three significant values that underpin our work as a school community: Aspire, Inspire and Teamwork. 

For each value, we develop and celebrate key characteristics that demonstrate these values at Yardley Primary School.