Home-School Agreement

Home-School Agreement

At Bushey Meads School, we believe that partnership with parents/carers is an essential element in achieving our aims for our students. This home-school agreement sets out some of the important features of this partnership.

Our aims and values

• We have high academic, social and personal expectations of all at Bushey Meads.

• All children are entitled to equality of educational opportunity.

• We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum in a stimulating environment designed to assist each student to realise his or her potential, both as an individual and as a member of society.

• We aim to equip our students for lifelong learning.

• We welcome and value the diversity represented within our school population.

• We promote respect for others, so that all of our students can feel happy and secure throughout their time at Bushey Meads.

• We value our positive partnership with parents/carers and the wider community.

The school will:

• Promote high quality teaching and learning.

• Provide regular information about each student’s progress.

• Draw attention to any concerns without undue delay.

• Ensure that rewards and punishments are applied fairly and consistently.

• Endeavour to provide a safe and healthy environment and deal firmly with any discrimination or bullying.

Parents/carers are expected to:

• Support the school’s aims and values, rules and discipline policy.

• Ensure that their child attends school fully and punctually.

• Ensure that no holidays are arranged to occur during term time.

• Provide a quiet place for their child to study and ensure that homework is completed on time.

• Sign their child’s diary/planner weekly, taking notes of any messages from teachers.

• Attend parents’ consultation evenings.

• Ensure that their child attends in full uniform (unless in the Sixth Form) and is properly equipped for lessons.

• Keep the school informed of any circumstances that may affect their child’s education.

Students are expected to:

• Support the school’s aims and values.

• Attend school fully and punctually.

• Work hard.

• Complete homework on time.

• Arrive at lessons properly equipped.

• Wear full school uniform (unless in the Sixth Form).

• Behave in accordance with the school’s rules and discipline policy and treat other members of the school community with respect.

• Contribute to the life of the school in a positive manner.

• Respect the school site and equipment.