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Supporting your child through secondary school

Research shows that parental involvement in their children's learning is a key factor in improving children's academic attainment and achievements, as well as their overall behaviour and attendance.

The role of parents during a child's earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development.  Good quality home learning contributes more to children's intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.

A parent's attitudes, aspirations and behaviour are all important, as is their ability to :

  • understand their child's day-to-day progress
  • undertake family learning together
  • talk regularly with their child about their learning,

For some parents, developing this confidence can be difficult - especially if they also need help with their own literacy, language and numeracy skills.

Learning as a family can bring significant benefits for adults and the children in their care.  It can :

  • enhance their ability to support the child's education
  • help create a culture of learning
  • help improve their own skills and confidence
  • help them to understand how to support the development of the child's skills.

At Amersham School we request that all our families sign a Home School Agreement.  This document provides advice on how parents and carers can work with the school to provide the best education for their child.


Download the Home School Agreement HERE

Download the Parent Information Book HERE

Annual Voluntary Contribution letter HERE