Millbridge Junior Infant and Nursery School

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Teaching and Learning - pupils deserve the highest possible standard of teaching and support to help them learn.
Provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which challenges and motivates pupils.
Tell parents about the work their child is doing.
Take an interest in what their child is learning.
Praise their child for effort and good work.

Come to school ready to learn.
Work hard in lessons.

Attendance - pupils have a right to education and parents have a legal responsibility to make sure that children attend regularly.
Inform parents as son as possible if their child is absent without an explanation from home.
Recognize and reward good attendance

Make every effort to make sure that their child attends school regularly and on time.
Inform the school as soon as possible about any absences and the reason for it.
Attend regularly and arrive on time.

Behaviour and Discipline - pupils learn best in an orderly environment where everyone knows what is expected of them.
Have a code of behaviour, which creates a safe and caring environment for everyone.
Make sure that all staff, pupils and parents know what behaviour is expected.
Give praise at home for good behaviour at school.
Work with the school to find solutions in cases of unacceptable behaviour.

Keep school and class rules.

Homework - learning at home has an important part to play in helping pupils achieve.
Keep parents informed about their arrangements for homework and consult them if changes are planned.
Provide suitable material and advice on how to help with reading.

Offer help and support with learning at home.
Encourage their child to read regularly.
Make sure that materials borrowed from school are returned.
Take home any work set.
Do homework and take it back to school on time.
Read regularly and return books to school.

Communication - good communication between home/school is essential to make sure that pupils get the support they need.
Make sure that parents have information about their child's progress and behaviour.
Arrange for parents to discuss their child's progress and to set targets for the future.
Make sure that they listen to concerns and do their best to help.
Tell school about anything which might affect their child's work or behaviour.
Talk with the teachers on parents' evenings or at other times about their child's progress.
Raise concerns directly and promptly with school.
Take home letters, notes and reports from school and give them to parents and carers.
Talk with parents or carers and teachers about any worries in school.