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Our Home School Partnership and Agreement

​The school is entitled to expect that:

As a Pupil, you:

• Are punctual and attend everyday
• Adhere to the School’s uniform
• Work with determination and commitment; complete home learning tasks and meet deadlines
• Take responsibility for your own learning, organisation and behaviour
• Are kind, honest and polite, showing considerate behaviour at all times
• Show respect for others, their possessions and the school environment
• Participate to the best of your ability in all school and House activities
• Tell us if you are worried or concerned about something 
• Follow without question,  the School’s safer use of IT policies
• Do not have your mobile phone/iPods etc out during the school day unless asked to use it by a teacher as part of a learning activity (including at break and lunchtimes); follow the School’s policy 

As a Parent, you:

• Support the School’s ethos and policies - working in partnership with us
• Respect the roles and rights of individuals in school
• Avoid using forums like social media (including Facebook) to air any concerns/disagreements.

• Engage with the school in a way that reflects our expectations of pupils acting as positive role models in communication
• Ensure regular and punctual attendance by your child, avoiding holidays in term time
• Try to avoid making appointments for your child during the school day
• Ensure your child comes to school in full uniform and with appropriate equipment
• Do your best to provide the space and time at home to enable your child to complete their home learning tasks
• Endeavour to support school activities (parents’ evenings/concerts/events)
• Advise the school directly of problems/achievements/issues as they arise and work in partnership with us to resolve them
• Reply to school communications and supply information about absence preferably by phone immediately or by a note in the Pupil Handbook for Learning 
• Read and sign the Pupil Handbook for Learning (every week in Secondary Phase)
• Read with your child regularly and sign their reading record book in the Primary Phase 
• Avoid using mobile phones to contact your child during the school day: please use reception for messages

• Ensure that your contact details and medical information about your child are always up to date 

Pupils and Parents are entitled to expect that we will:

• Provide a happy, safe and caring environment for learning
• Provide effective teaching
• Effectively monitor your child’s progress
• Acknowledge your child’s efforts, achievements and progress
• Set appropriate home learning tasks
• Provide up to date information about school events
• Communicate (in a timely way) any concerns that may arise
• Deal with challenges in a professional, fair and consistent manner
• Make ourselves available to discuss any concerns you may have
• Report to you every day regarding your child’s punctuality, participation, home learning and uniform via our stamp system (Secondary Phase)

• Be available to talk briefly at the end of the day in the Primary Phase

The Westgate School is a community of learners where partnerships inspire success for all; learning together – achieving excellence.

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