The Home-School Agreement
In the first term of admission to school, parents and children will be invited to sign the Home- School Agreement, which is also signed by a representative of the school.
This Agreement outlines the responsibilities and expectations of all those concerned with the child’s education.
- follow the example set by Jesus.
- treat everyone as I would like to be treated.
- be courteous at all times.
- show respect for everyone’s uniform, property and equipment, including my own.
- be responsible and respectful in all that I do, including my use of the internet and e-mail. I will not do anything that might upset anyone else in the school.
- set myself high standards in everything I do and work hard to maintain them.
We, the parents, undertake to:
- work with the school to support the teaching, lived experience and celebration of the Catholic faith.
- show an active interest in our child’s work and progress, including attendance at Parent Consultation Evenings.
- be responsible for the regular and punctual attendance of our child, informing the school of reasons for absence.
- ensure that we do not book holidays during term-time.
- support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour, responding positively to requests by the school to discuss specific incidents.
- ensure that we treat other parents and their children with courtesy and respect.
- discuss with our child the work undertaken at school.
- work with our child to complete assignments set for homework.
- hear our child read and read to him/her on a regular basis.
- help our child learn basic number facts, including the times tables.
- support the school’s uniform policy, as described in the Prospectus.
- ensure that our child does not dye, perm or shave his/her hair.
- ensure that our child comes to school appropriately equipped and prepared for the school day.
- be responsible for the safe passage of our child to and from school.
- support, where possible, the work of the Parents’ Association for the benefit of all pupils.
- support the school approach to online safety and not upload/add any images, videos, sounds or text that could upset or offend any member of the school community.
As a school, we will:
- ensure that the Catholic faith is taught, lived and celebrated.
- create an ethos which supports the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children alongside academic achievement.
- provide a curriculum which enables each child to meet his/her full potential.
- have high expectations with regard to behaviour, and communicate to parents any concerns, providing the opportunity for discussion and involvement.
- keep parents fully informed of their child’s progress and alert them to concerns as soon as possible, through consultation and written reports.
- ensure we are available, by prior arrangement, to meet parents to discuss issues relating to their child.
- set homework on a regular basis, communicating clearly to parents the ways in which they can support their child.
- provide parents with news and information about the school, through a regular newsletter.
- provide a safe and healthy environment, including having regard for online safety and safe practices in the use of computer technologies.
TOGETHER, WE WILL:
fulfil the aims of the school:
- To implement the Mission Statement at the heart of the school.
- To place the child at the centre of the whole educational enterprise.
- To provide quality teaching in the expectation of quality learning.
- To implement a variety of teaching methods in the knowledge that children learn in many different ways.
- To acknowledge that every individual within the community is capable of learning, and that learning is a life-long process.
- To develop children’s confidence, independence, self-esteem, initiative and self-discipline.
- To enhance the unique quality of every child, building on positive qualities and accepting and applauding individual differences.
- To instil qualities of courtesy, respect and care for everyone.
- To achieve the highest possible standards of literacy and numeracy for all our children.
- To provide opportunities for all to participate in sport, music and the performing arts.
- To enable individuals to meet challenges with confidence, in the knowledge that mistakes will be supported as part of the learning process.
- To create and maintain mechanisms whereby individuals can be supported in formal and informal ways.
- To create a happy and relaxed atmosphere where purposeful learning can flourish.
- To foster a corporate sense of commitment to the school and the well-being of its community.
- To nurture in the children, staff, parents and governors a sense of responsibility for the high standards of the school.
- To pass on traditions and successes of the school to subsequent members of the community.
- To ensure that parents know they are valued as worthy partners in their children’s learning.
- To involve children in the decision-making process.
- To encourage involvement in the wider community of parishes and neighbourhood.
- To promote cooperation within the school community, encouraging a sharing of talents.
- To encourage children to be responsible stewards of the world in which they live, caring for God’s earth now and for the future.
- To develop and maintain systems whereby individuals are safeguarded at school.
- To liaise closely with colleagues and partner schools to ensure good systems for the transition of pupils.
- To implement the directed curriculum.
Learning together and striving for excellence in the name of Christ.