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. We have three versions of the Agreement; one is for Primary students; one is for Secondary students; and one is for Off-Site students. The differences between each one are to make each agreement as meaningful and helpful as is possible.

This short Agreement 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.

The agreement shown below is for Secondary students. The Agreement for Primary students is at this link; and the Agreement for Off-Site students is at this link

HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT (for Secondary students, on-site)

Student Name:   

Parent / Carer’s agreement

I/We shall try to: 

  • See that my child attends school on time, properly equipped and in School uniform. 
  • Tell the school about any concerns or problems that might affect my child’s learning 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. This includes any cigarettes and lighters. 
  • 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.
  • Tell the School by 0815 if my child cannot come to School that day. 
  • Take an active interest in my child’s life at School. 
  • Update the School if my contact details change, or if there’s any change in the professionals working with my child. 
  • Always arrange any family holidays to be during school holidays; and never during the school term.  

The School’s agreement

The school will:

  • Contact Parents / Carers daily, and keep you informed about school activities through regular letters home, newsletters and notices about special events.
  • Let Parents / Carers know about concerns or problems that affect their child’s learning or behaviour.
  • Inform Parents / Carers 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.
  • Offer a full and balanced education to meet each Student’s individual needs.
  • Arrange regular meetings during which progress will be discussed.
  • Provide a safe environment for all Students.
  • Provide an environment that welcomes all Students, Staff, Parents/Carers and Visitors.
  • Update termly the Student’s Individual Education Plan and his / her Student Support Plan, and keep Parents / Carers informed. 

The Student’s agreement

I will try to:

  • Respect other Students and Staff, and show no discrimination regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, disability or status.
  • Be kind and polite, and show no verbal or physical aggression towards others.
  • Do what is asked first time by any member of staff.
  • Ask for help, or for extra support, if I need it.
  • 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.
  • Hand in my phone on arrival, and any cigarettes / lighters, and personal items that may cause distraction.  
  • Wear School uniform, and follow the rules of the School.

Signed:                                                                                                             

Student   ..................................................................    Date   ……....................

 

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

 

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