Home-School Agreement        

The Aim and Distinctive Character of the School

 

St. Theresa’s is proud to be a Catholic School rooted in the Gospel values.

We are committed to celebrating and sharing our faith, as well as preparing children for life in a multi-cultural society and developing respect for the values and customs of others.

We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that our children achieve the highest possible standards personal to them.

We aim to develop strong links between family and parish, enabling us to journey together with mutual support and respect.

Working in Partnership for Success

School

The Learning Environment

Our school will:

  • Provide your child with a high standard of education, implemented by rigorous national guidelines, within a balanced curriculum.
  • Ensure that our learning environment is stimulating and challenging.
  • Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements.
  • Provide the scaffolding needed to enable your child to achieve their full potential.
  • Care for your child’s safety and well-being by observation and listening.

A Healthy, Happy Community

Our school will:

  • Teach your child to develop a positive attitude to one another, regardless of gender, race, culture, belief, values, age and need.
  • Encourage your child to become an active member within our community and help them to see that they can have an impact on the world around them.
  • Regularly meet with you to communicate the progress of your child, celebrating their strengths and explaining how we can support them in their areas for development.
  • Provide information to you about our school, including relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days.
  • Be very happy to welcome you if you would like to contribute to our school’s broader curriculum.

Homework

Our school will:

  • Send work home that needs completing due to it not being finished in class time and will need returning to school promptly.
  • Set differentiated and achievable homework to extend the curriculum and provide the opportunity for independent learning. Clear information will be provided so that you will be able to help your child if required.
  • Provide information and helpful training sessions for you that will give you confidence to support your child.

Parents/Carers

The Learning Environment

As a Parent/Carer I will:

  • In order to help my child gain the most of their education, make sure my child arrives at school by 8:40 am prepared to start their lessons. They will be wearing named school uniform and will have a PE kit kept in a named bag.
  • Do my very best to provide a safe, secure and happy environment at home for my child, acknowledging that they learn at home.

A Healthy, Happy Community

As a Parent/Carer I will:

  • Let the school know of any concerns or worries that may be affecting my child’s learning, behaviour or ability to do homework, as I understand this can then be resolved quickly.
  • Support the school by encouraging my child to develop a positive attitude towards our diverse, multi-cultural community.
  • Attend meetings with my child’s teacher and other staff, aiming to be positive and productive, working towards moving my child on in their learning.
  • Support and work with school to ensure that the behaviour management policies of the school are maintained, particularly with my child.
  • Encourage a positive attitude towards my child’s education and our school. If I have any concerns, I will come and discuss them with school as it is much healthier to work out solutions and move on.
  • Read all information sent home as this gives me important details of relevant policies, meetings, workshops, activities, newsletters and open days.

Homework

  • Will support the school by making sure that homework tasks are completed and returned on time.
  • If given equipment as part of the homework I will remember that it belongs to school and therefore return it when asked to do so.
  • Use my talents and experiences to enhance my child’s learning at home.

Pupils

I understand that I have the right to:

  • Feel safe
  • Feel respected
  • Learn

I will:

  • Respect other children’s culture, race, feelings, beliefs and values.
  • Accept responsibility for the things that I do.
  • Be responsible for my school and home work.
  • Ask for help if I need it and try my best in all that I do.
  • Be kind and speak politely to everyone in school.
  • Take good care of the building, equipment and school grounds.
  • Behave in a safe way.
  • Be helpful.
  • Tell a member of staff if I am worried or unhappy.