Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

Joydens Wood Junior School

Home School Agreement

Our Vision Statement 

At Joydens Wood Junior School, we are striving to ensure that our children receive the very best education that we can deliver.

Our core purpose is to enable all pupils to excel in their academic, social and personal achievement. We achieve this through creating a safe, stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where the health, safety and well-being of all members of our community are at the heart of everything we do.

At our school, we promote a passion for life-long learning through an engaging curriculum that develops independent learners. We develop citizens who will take their place confidently within a rapidly changing world at local, national and global levels. Respect for self and respect for others underpins all aspects of school life.

We believe every child is entitled to enjoy his or her childhood. As a consequence, Joydens Wood will always be a friendly and welcoming place, where laughter is often heard and definitely encouraged.




  • To feel safe
  • To be able to learn to the best of their ability
  • To be treated with consideration and respect
  • To be listened to by the adults in the school
  • To know what is expected
  • To be treated fairly



  • To care for and take pride in the environment of the school
  • To support and encourage each other
  • To treat others with consideration and respect
  • To follow instructions from teachers and other staff
  • To take responsibility for own actions
  • To sort out difficulties appropriately seeking adult help if needed
  • To do their best and let others learn
  • To complete homework according to expectations and return by the deadline
  • To follow the rules for Responsible Internet Use


Staff and Governors


  • To feel safe
  • To be treated with respect by pupils, parents and colleagues
  • To be able to work without unnecessary interruption
  • To work in a supportive and understanding environment



  • To create a safe and stimulating environment in which all children can learn
  • To treat pupils with consistency and respect at all times
  • To foster good relationships, leading by example
  • To involve parents when children are consistently finding it difficult to meet expectations of behaviour
  • To set regular homework and provide feedback to pupils
  • To work as a team, supporting and encouraging each other




  • To know their children are safe
  • To be sure their children are treated fairly and with respect
  • To be able to raise concerns with staff and be told when their child is experiencing difficulties
  • To be informed of their child’s strengths and weaknesses
  • To be treated with respect by pupils, fellow parents and staff



  • Ensure children attend regularly and on time
  • Ensure children are collected from school, and after-school clubs, on time
  • Be aware of the strategies of the school and reinforce these at home
  • Promote good behaviour, politeness, courtesy and consideration for others
  • Inform the school of any concerns that may affect the behaviour of their child
  • To be positive and supportive of their child and our school
  • To ensure time, space and support for learning at home


Together, we will:

  • Ensure the school environment is a safe and healthy place for everyone
  • Help everyone reach their full potential: academically, socially and emotionally