Home School Agreement

UNCRC Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

As a parent, I will do my best to:

  • Ensure my child attends regularly and on time (with a minimum of 95% attendance).
  • Contact the school with a clear explanation, should my child be absent.
  • Support my child to make outstanding progress by encouraging them to appreciate the importance of hard work, organisation and commitment to their studies.
  • Make use of the school website including Insight to check the details of home learning assignments.
  • Assist my child’s learning by making sure assignments are completed and extra-curricular clubs are accessed.
  • Read regularly with my child (at least three times per week).
  • Attend all RAP meetings with my child’s tutor.
  • Support effective learning by reinforcing the school rules and expectations and by supporting reasonable sanctions as detailed in the Behaviour Policy.
  • Ensure that my child follows the school uniform code.
  • Support the school’s policy regarding mobile phones.

As a student, I will do my best to:

  • Attend school and lessons regularly and arrive on time.
  • Try my best to improve my learning.
  • Follow the school rules and the school expectations.
  • Treat all members of the school community with courtesy and the environment with respect.
  • Follow the uniform code in school and between school and home.
  • Seek help from staff for any problems I have in school and at home.
  • Hand school letters to my parents and remind them to update the school with any change of address, telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • Respect the school’s policy regarding the use of mobile phones on site. (Use of mobile phones or other electronic devices is banned.)

As a school, we will do our best to:

  • Provide a safe, caring environment where your child is known as an individual.
  • Promote the highest standards of attendance, punctuality, uniform and behaviour for living.
  • Promote a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of individual students.
  • Provide well planned lessons which stimulate students’ learning.
  • Keep you informed of your child’s progress.
  • Set home learning assignments, as appropriate.
  • Value and celebrate the successes of your child.
  • Keep you informed through our bi-weekly parent bulletin, parent letters, Insight, social media and our school website trafalgarschool.org.uk.
  • Listen to your concerns and aim to respond to you within 48 hours.