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Clover Way, Gadebridge Road

Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3EA

Home/School Agreement

High Standards

Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.

Ofsted

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Ofsted

Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.

I enjoy maths

I like the way we are taught in mathematics

Alex

Year 4

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Alex

Year 4

I like the way we are taught in mathematics

School Leadership

The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment

Ofsted

2019-01-23T11:35:12+00:00

Ofsted

The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment

Confidence

Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things

Ofsted

2019-01-23T11:38:57+00:00

Ofsted

Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things

Quality teaching

The quality of teaching is good.

Westminster Diocese

2019-01-27T09:37:04+00:00

Westminster Diocese

The quality of teaching is good.

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.

CHILD

I will:

  • 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.
PARENTS

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.
SCHOOL

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.

September 2018

Learning together and striving for excellence in the name of Christ.