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Home School Agreement

During the time young people are with us at Huntington School we believe that it is very important that a spirit of trust and co-operation is built up between teachers, parents and young people. This agreement sets out some of the specific ways in which we can all play our part to achieve this positive atmosphere. It is not a contract but expresses the willingness and commitment of all concerned to work together for the benefit of all young people in the school.

To demonstrate this commitment, each party is asked to read and sign this agreement.

The school will:

  • provide an ordered, caring and supportive environment which celebrates diversity and equality. We will also provide for the academic, social, physical and personal development of each individual;
  • provide a full and balanced curriculum which, as far as is possible, allows each student to excel and to develop their interests further;
  • set minimum expected grades and challenging but achievable targets for each student and regularly share and explain these with parents/carers and students;
  • provide parents/carers with records and information about their child's educational progress and general development;
  • give parents/carers regular opportunities for meetings with teachers and be available at other times when concerns or questions arise;
  • pass on medical and educational information that parents/carers provide where appropriate;
  • keep parents/carers fully informed about important school matters through letters home, the school’s website, the newsletter and their child’s planner;
  • efficiently respond to parents’/carers’ enquiries promptly and justly.

Parents/carers will:

  • support all the policies and strategies that the school uses to keep a positive working atmosphere;
  • encourage their child to be positive about all aspects of school, including homework and the many other opportunities offered;
  • ensure that their child attends school consistently and punctually, providing school with a note to cover any absence; recognising the incurrence of a fine for term time holidays;
  • ensure that their child wears full school uniform, takes pride in their appearance, and brings the correct equipment for each day;
  • respond promptly to school requests for signatures in the planner and on tear-off slips;
  • inform the school of any known concerns about their child's education, attend meetings at school to discuss progress, to learn about the work of the school and regularly update school of any factors which may affect their child's performance or participation;
  • help to keep the school grounds safe by not bringing children to school by car after 0820 and not picking children up from school until after 1545, unless absolutely necessary.

Students will:

  • be polite to other people in school and also in the community; behave in an honest and sensible manner, showing respect for the fabric of the school and for their own and other people’s property;
  • approach all aspects of school life with a Growth Mindset and a positive attitude to learning;
  • consistently attend school punctually;
  • wear full school uniform and take a pride in their appearance; ensure that they bring to school each day the appropriate equipment;
  • work hard in lessons to develop their abilities further and endeavour to meet and exceed their targets;
  • complete all tasks set as well as they possibly can and hand them in at the appropriate time;
  • be good members of our community by helping all staff and telling them if someone, on the rare occasion, is being bullied, hurt or unhappy;
  • keep their computer password confidential and use the school’s computer systems according to the rules and guidance laid down; when using the internet always follow teachers’ instructions.

The ICT Usage Policy:

In addition to this Home School Agreement, every student is asked to sign a Student Internet and Email Acceptable Use Policy Permission Form before being allowed to access the school's ICT Network and Internet connection. This is in the interests of safety and privacy, and details what is expected of students when using school computers.