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Home School Links

Parental involvement in school develops the partnership between home and school. Learning takes place both inside and outside school.

It starts when we are born and continues throughout our lives. Recent research has shown that children learn more when parents are involved in their child’s school and we would like to invite you to take part in the learning that takes place in school. As we are a small school we are often available to chat to you to keep you informed about significant events of the day. In Class One pupils have a reading record and spelling logs. Pupils in Class one have a weekly homework (this is usually re-enforcing what has been learned during the week). In Classes two and three each pupil has a diary and a reading log. Pupils in these classes have homework for maths (including times tables), Reading, Grammar and Spellings. We encourage reading across the school and would ask that the reading log is completed by adults at home to show that your child has read, in class one. Older pupils should be able to do this independently but we would still ask that you take the time to listen to your child read where possible. Pupils will need their PE kits in school daily. 

There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the life of the school.  We are always pleased to see parents in school, to help particularly with reading, offering your skills to the children during various activities, and helping with visits. Please let us know if this is something that would be of interest to you.

The school holds termly parent’s evenings and parents are invited to regular Parents Assemblies.  We  send out half-termly newsletters with information about upcoming events, to celebrate achievements or to give you information about the curriculum.

It is important to us that Charsfield is welcoming and helpful to parents at all times. Whenever parents want to see a teacher we ask that you contact us via the school office. Please find a copy of our home-school agreement below.

Consideration of Complaints

The Trust has established procedures so that the concerns of parents and others about the school curriculum and related matters may be considered and, whenever possible, resolved locally.  In the first instance, particular problems should be referred to the class teacher. If this is not possible then the Head of School or Executive Headteacher will endeavour to achieve a satisfactory outcome by informal means - through discussion with appropriate members of staff and the complainant.  If however, the issue cannot be resolved in this way, it may be referred first to a panel of governors of the school and as a last resort to the Trust for formal consideration.  Further details about these procedures may are set out in the complaints policy.


We attach great importance to encouraging positive behaviour and self-discipline.

We emphasise the feeling of a community and pride in our school.  We actively encourage children to show respect, courtesy and kindness to everyone in school.  We have 5 simple rules:

  • Always try to do your best
  • Listen to one another and follow instructions
  • Be ready, be organised
  • Be kind to others and keep each other safe
  • Keep the school tidy and look after all equipment

We believe that good home/school links are vital.  If your child’s behaviour is causing concern at home we would like to be informed.  Likewise, we will contact you if your child’s behaviour becomes problematic at school.