Parent guarantees

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The second part of the 'Pupil and Parent guarantees' briefcase 

 PARENT GUARANTEES 

  

Key ambition 1

Parents have opportunities, information and support to exercise choice with and on behalf of their child

Key ambition 2

Parents have a home-school agreement outlining their rights and responsibilities for their child’s schooling

Key ambition 3

Parents have the opportunity, information and support they need to be involved and engaged in their child’s learning and development

Key ambition 4

Parents have access to a variety of activities, facilities and services, including support and advice with regard to parenting

 

Each key ambition has its own list of guarantees. The following checklists will help you identify whether you are prepared for each ambition or not. Use the right hand column to comment

Key ambition 1

Parents have opportunities, information and support to exercise choice with and on behalf of their child

 

Does the governing body consult parents about:

·      Extended services

·      Behaviour

·      The curriculum

·      Travel ?

 

Are parents able to access the school’s policies?

 

 

Are parents encouraged to take part in school governance?

 

Are parents provided with information about careers and subject choices?

 

Does the governing body publish its accessibility plan and Disability Equality Scheme?

 

Does the governing body consult with parents about the behaviour policy?

 

Does the governing body draw attention to the behaviour policy at least once each year?

 

Does the governing body consult parents about the curriculum policy? Is it reviewed every year? Are parents consulted?

 

 

Does the school’s anti-bullying policy pay particular attention to pupils with SEND?

 

Does the school’s prospectus include  the areas listed in Briefcase 4?  

 

 

Does the governing body consult parents about the school prospectus?

 

Does the governing body seek parental views of the school’s contribution to wellbeing and how satisfied they are with the school?

 

Do members of staff providing careers advice provide impartial information? (secondary schools only)

 

Are parents provided with information and advice that enables them to consider local learning and work options? (secondary schools only)

 

Are parents made aware of the local Connexions services, Higher education options and centrally produced resources (secondary schools only)

 

 

Key ambition 2

Parents have a home- school agreement outlining their rights and responsibilities for their child’s schooling

 

Do   home-school agreements (HSAs) outline clearly the expectations around each child’s learning, development and behaviour?  

 

Are parents clear about their roles and responsibilities through the home-school agreements

 

Are home-school agreements reviewed at least annually? Are parents consulted as part of the review?

 

Has the school considered ways in which HSAs might be personalised to reflect pupils’ needs? 

 

 

Key ambition 3

 Parents have the opportunity, information and support they need to be involved and engaged in their child’s learning and development

 

Is the school ready to put into practice the requirements for there to be a named individual to support each pupil? (secondary schools only)

 

Are parents made aware of their child’s learning and development priorities and learning goals?

 

Does the school provide information for parents in a variety of forms?

 

Are parents provided with information about the curriculum their child is undertaking?

 

Are parents provided with the information, opportunities and support to help them fulfil their responsibilities?

 

Is the school ready to report online to parents about their child’s behaviour, attendance, SEN, progress and attainment by 2010 in secondary schools and 2012 in primary schools?

 

Is the information provided to parents accessible for them and does it meet their needs?

 

Does information supplied to parents include detail of sub-levels of curricular progress, where the pupil is in their learning and where they need to go next?

 

Has the school considered how it will provide parents with  additional information including:

·      The year 7 progress check

·      Provision for gifted and talented pupils?

 

 

Key ambition 4

Parents have access to a variety of activities, facilities and services, including support and advice with regard to parenting

 

Are parents able to access advice and support from trained professionals?

 

Does the governing body make parents aware of the activities available to their child and how they can access them?

 

Does the governing body consult parent son the timing and range of activities?

 

Are activities inclusive and accessible to all children?

 

How do governing bodies ensure that parents have information on the adult and family learning available?

 

Are all staff in the school trained to work with children with SEND?

 

 

 

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