Partnership with Parents/Carers

A close relationship between school and home is vital to students’ success. We encourage parents to become fully involved in the education of their children. Parents/carers and children enter into a partnership agreement at the start of Year 9 which reflects our intention to work in partnership, so that each student ourishes at The King Edward VI School.

Parents/carers will receive a Grade Update regularly regarding their child’s academic progress and we also have Parents Evenings each year.

Relationships between home and school are developed through the consistent use of planners, the school website and frequent letters home to keep parents/carers informed about issues relating to school life. Your son/daughter’s Form Tutor should act as the rst contact for any issues – they will act as an advocate and will work with you and other sta to support your child.

In addition to Parents Evenings, we also offer a Year 9 Welfare Evening in October to discuss how each child is settling into school and a Year 9 into Year 10 evening in May to discuss the changes entering GCSE courses. Rewards Evening allows us to celebrate your child’s successes towards the end of the year. There are many more opportunities for parents / carers to become involved in the life of the school and we encourage you to do so.

Home/School Agreement

Parents and carers are required to sign our Home School Agreement at the beginning of Year 9. This outlines our expectations of ourselves, students and parents/carers. As part of the agreement we request that you do not post negative comments on social media, but rather talk to the school about resolving any issues.