Parents in partnership

Home School Agreement

We warmly welcome parents and carers as part of our school community and are committed to building strong home/school partnerships to improve outcomes for our pupils. Our Home School Agreement (below) outlines our goals and expectations.

Parental Support

There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the school and gain a greater understanding of how we educate and develop our pupils. 

Parents' support and expertise can be used in many ways and is greatly valued. Parents help by:
  • reading with pupils
  • accompanying pupils on school trips
  • giving talks and demonstrations, linked to curriculum topics
  • running or assisting with extra curricular clubs
  • sharing skills and time to help out at a school event or with an art project.

If you feel you can help please do let either the office staff or the class teacher know.

Communication with Parents

We communicate with parents in various ways:
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • School Updates 
  • Curriculum Topic Webs
  • Parent Mail (email)
  • Website
  • Yearly Questionnaires (Nov)

Parents are also invited to various class and whole school assemblies to view and celebrate pupils' work. 
The school also hosts a whole programme of school events to which parents and the wider community are invited. 

Teachers are always happy to meet with parents to share any concerns or to discuss progress. 

Governors also issue newsletters each year to review school development issues and plans. 

Friends of Garsington School

All parents automatically belong to The Friends of Garsington School (FOGS). FOGS provides invaluable support to the school by organising many social and fundraising events, involving parents and the wider community. Money raised provides extra facilities and equipment for the pupils. The group hold regular meetings and the highlight of the year is the Easter Extravaganza which annually raises hundreds of pounds for the school.

To contact FOGS email: 

For more info on FOGS events check out the FOGS page.

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