Home-school communication policy: model and examples

Download and adapt our model policy. Use it to set clear guidelines for staff and parents, and to give parents a list of contacts so they know the right member of staff to send their queries to.

Last reviewed on 26 March 2024See updates
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Contents
  1. Download our model policy
  2. Know your audience
  3. Consider staff workload and wellbeing
  4. Review the policy regularly and remind all stakeholders about it
  5. Keep your website up to date
  6. Examples of school policies

Download our model policy

Model policy: home school communication DOC, 252.0 KB

This policy is designed for you to adapt to suit your school. It's been approved by Forbes Solicitors.

Know your audience

Effective home-school communication is essential to build strong relationships with parents and keep them on-side. Consider the following before you adapt and set the policy.

How do parents and carers prefer to get information?

For example:

Are communications accessible to

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