Home - School Agreement

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Home - School Agreement

To help the Cressey staff to work closely with Parents / Carers, so that we can coordinate our approach and work together as a team to support the child, we have a  “Home-School Agreement” for each student. This is shown below.

This single page summarises what Cressey College undertakes to do during the student's placement, what we ask the Parent(s) /Carer(s) to do to help the placement to succeed, and what we ask student to try to do; and all three need to sign it. The Staff will discuss this Agreement with the Parent(s) /Carer(s), when the student starts at Cressey. If any Parent / Carer has any concerns about the practicality of any aspects of the Agreement, then please do discuss these with your child's staff.

HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT

Parent / Carer’s agreement

I/We shall try to:

  • See that my child attends school on time, properly equipped and in school uniform.
  • Let the school know about any concerns or problems that might affect my child’s work or behaviour.
  • Support the school’s policies and guidelines for behaviour.
  • Support the school’s policy that phones (and other personal items that could cause distraction) are not allowed in school, and must be handed in on arrival.
  • Support my child in homework and other opportunities for home learning.
  • Attend Parents’ meetings, termly Target Setting meetings, and discussions about my child’s progress.
  • Get to know about my child’s life at school.

The School’s agreement

The school will:

  • Contact Parents / Carers if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment.
  • Let Parents / Carers know about concerns or problems that affect their child’s work or behaviour.
  • Inform Parents / Carers at least daily of the progress and good work their child has done.
  • Send home an annual report and provide annual information on subject assessments and attainment.
  • Set, mark and monitor homework (unless inappropriate).
  • Offer a full and balanced education to meet each Pupil’s individual needs.
  • Arrange regular meetings during which progress will be discussed.
  • Keep Parents / Carers informed about school activities through regular letters home, newssheets and notices about special events.
  • Provide a safe environment for all Pupils.
  • Provide an environment that welcomes all Pupils, Staff, Parents/Carers and Visitors.
  • Update IEP Targets as required, and keep Parents / Carers informed.

The Pupil’s agreement

I will try to:

  • Respect other pupils and staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender or status.
  • Talk about my feelings if I feel upset or angry.
  • Do what is asked first time by any member of staff.
  • Take care to move about school and use all equipment in a safe and sensible way.
  • Take care of the school and other people’s property.
  • Be in the right place at the right time.
  • Wear school uniform (except for post-16 Students) and observe the rule on the wearing of jewelry.
  • Hand in my phone on arrival, and any cigarettes / lighters, and any other personal items that could cause distraction. 
  • Follow the rules of the school.

Signed:                                                                                                                       

Pupil    ..................................................................    Date    ……....................

 

Parent / Carer....................................... ................    Date    ...........................

 

School...................................................................    Date    ...........................