Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
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Homewood Agreement

Learning

Students will:

  • Make the most of the wide range of curriculum choices on offer to meet their personal needs and ambitions and take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Take full advantage of the curriculum by arriving on time, attending lessons with the correct equipment and completing classwork and homework.
  • Attend school each day and fulfill timetable requirements.

The School will:

  • Provide a varied and appropriate curriculum to suit the personal needs and ambitions of every student and to give appropriate advice and guidance when required.
  • Keep parents informed with regards to issues of work completion, punctuality and the bringing of appropriate equipment to lessons.
  • Monitor attendance and communicate concerns with parents.

Parents/Carers will:

  • Support their child in making informed decisions with regards to curriculum choices and encourage independent learning.
  • Support the school by talking to their child about their school day, checking the student planner, providing their child with a quiet place to complete their homework and ensuring that their child has the appropriate equipment for school each day.
  • Ensure that their child attends school and where it is not possible provide an appropriate reason for non-attendance.

Respect

Students will:

  • Treat others (students, staff, parents, visitors) as they wish to be treated themselves.
  • Look after equipment and facilities and keep the school site litter-free and tidy.
  • Respect the possessions of others and not bring valuable items into school (such as electronic devices and jewellery).
  • Allow others to learn without disruption.

The School will:

  • Ensure that all students are valued and that they are encouraged to treat others with trust and respect.
  • Provide a clean, safe, well maintained and organised environment.
  • Respect the possessions of students (the school will not, however, take responsibility for valuable items brought into school, unless there are special circumstances).
  • Encourage students to behave appropriately both in and out of lessons and take steps to deal with any inappropriate behaviour.

Parents/Carers will:

  • Support their child and the school in developing positive and trusting relationships with others.
  • Encourage their child to treat the school environment with respect.
  • Ensure that their child does not bring valuable items into school.
  • Encourage their child to behave appropriately at all times and support the school with sanctions set, including providing transport following after school detentions.

Belonging

Students will:

  • Uphold the school's uniform policy and maintain the school's high standards of dress.
  • Talk to their form tutor or another member of staff about difficulties they are experiencing.
  • Inform form tutors of their achievements and success both in and out of school.
  • Seek out opportunities to pursue personal interests at lunch time and after school.
  • Represent their tutor group, mini-school or whole school in arts, sports and other extra-curricular activities as appropriate.

The School will:

  • Ensure that parents and students are aware of the Homewood dress code and uniform policy and that parents are informed when students do not follow this code.
  • Provide a support network for any student experiencing difficulties which are affecting their behavior and/or well-being.
  • Celebrate student success gained both in and out of school.
  • Provide a wide range of activities outside of curriculum time to encourage students to pursue a wide range of special interests and hobbies.
  • Provide students with an understanding of how they are supported within the tutor group, the mini-school and the school as a whole.

Parents/Carers will:

  • Ensure that their child arrives at school in accordance with the school uniform policy and dress code.
  • Keep the school informed on any issues which may have an impact on their child's behavior and well-being.
  • Encourage their children to work in partnership with the school to celebrate success.
  • Where possible provide transportation to support their child in pursuing hobbies and interests after school.
  • Communicate with the school through appropriate staff and inform the mini-school if they have particular concerns about their child.