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The Home School Agreement is included in every students’ personal organiser and each year parents, students and tutors sign a copy in agreement with the statements it makes.

The agreement is split into three main sections.

Kingdown School will:

  • Contact the parent(s) if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment;
  • Let the parent(s) know about concerns or problems that affect their child’s work or behaviour and keep parents informed about the achievements of their child;
  • Send home regular assessments and an annual report of progress;
  • Provide and promote the use of a personal organiser by monitoring its use in tutor time;
  • Regularly set, mark and monitor homework for all pupils;
  • Provide an appropriate curriculum for all pupils, including a wide range of extra curricular activities;
  • Arrange parents’ evenings during which pupils’ progress will be discussed;
  • Try to keep parent(s) informed about the life and activities of the school through the newsletter and letters home.
  • Try to be open and welcoming at all times and offer opportunities for parents to become involved with the life of the school.
  • Try to promote a safe and happy working environment.

As a student, I will:

  • Attend school regularly, on time and come properly equipped (Target attendance above 98%);
  • Wear the school uniform and be tidy in my appearance;
  • Use the personal organiser properly and share its use with my parents;
  • Do all my classwork and homework and well as I can;
  • Be polite and considerate to others and allow them to get on with their work;
  • Accept the authority of teachers and other staff;
  • Talk to my parents about my successes and problems at school;
  • Care for school property and equipment.

As a parent, I will:

  • Make sure that my child attends school regularly, on time and is properly equipped (target attendance above 98%);
  • Make the school aware of any concerns or problems that might affect my child’s work or behaviour;
  • Support the school’s policies and guidelines on behaviour and dress code and encourage my child to follow them;
  • Try to support my child in homework, coursework and other opportunities for home learning;
  • Encourage my child to take part in extra curricular activities;
  • Try to attend parents’ meetings and discussions about my child’s progress;
  • Encourage my child to respect others and their property;
  • Keep an interest in my child’s life at school and sign my child’s personal organiser every week.

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