St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love.

Home School Agreement

Home School Agreement:


A copy is sent signed by the parents; these are kept in the main school office.


“Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love”






Aims and Values 


At our school we are determined to create an inclusive culture of learning where all children will be challenged in their thinking, to achieve to the best of their abilities and strive to become lifelong learners, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  We will empower our children to become respected citizens to enable them to make valuable contributions locally, globally and to contribute to our world’s sustainable future.  This can be done most effectively when all staff, parents and children understand their responsibilities and work together towards the same goals, as detailed in this home school agreement.  Our School was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church.  The school is to be conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 


Our Catholic School community will: 


  • Provide your child with a high standard of education, implemented by rigorous national guidelines, within a balanced curriculum. 
  • Ensure that our learning environment is stimulating and challenging. 
  • Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements. 
  • Provide the scaffolding needed to enable your child to achieve their full potential. 
  • Care for your child’s safety and well-being by observation and by listening to them. 
  • Be rooted in the Catholic Faith to develop an ethos of respect and tolerance for all people based on Gospel values and prepare all children to play a full and active part in the wider community. 
  • Thoroughly prepare pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation, providing many opportunities to regularly celebrate Mass. 
  • Teach your child to develop a positive attitude to one another, regardless of gender, race, culture, belief, values, age and need. 
  • Encourage your child to become an active member within our community and help them to see that they can have an impact on the world around them. 
  • Regularly meet with you to communicate the progress of your child, celebrating their strengths and explaining how we can support and scaffold them in their areas for development. 
  • Provide information to you about our school, including relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days. 
  • Be very happy to welcome you if you would like to contribute to our school’s broader curriculum. We recognise that the community of St. Mary’s holds a wealth of talent, experience, diversity and enthusiasm that our school could benefit richly from. 
  • Not include details or full names (which means first names and surnames) on our social media of any child in an image or video, on our website or Facebook page without good reason. For example, we may include the full name of a school prize winner if we have consent; however, we would not use a full name on an advertisement.  We may use group or class images with very general labels, such as “a science lesson” or “making Christmas decorations”. We only use pictures of children suitably dressed. We cannot take photos of any child who is at risk or under a supervision order.  May we also take this opportunity to remind you that the Code of Conduct for adults applies to social networking.  If you have a complaint about the school, or a member of staff, you are encouraged to use the existing formal complaints process. We all need to be aware that child protection, privacy, data protection, libel, defamation, harassment and copyright law may apply to the content of social media.  If you have any concerns, please contact the head teacher immediately.  Signature:      Mrs D Mellor  (Headteacher)