The influence which home and school each has on the development of a young person cannot be overstated. Personal values, balanced judgements and a sense of proportion all have their roots in the wonder years. The partnership between parents and school is vital if common goals are to be achieved. Our guidance system is designed to supplement that offered by caring parents. We trust that values are held at both home and school as we seek to do our best for our young people.
There are specific ways in which we would ask the support of parents:
- regular and punctual attendance is essential if students are to achieve their best;
- parental support in ensuring that homework is completed satisfactorily and on time aids the effective delivery of the curriculum;
- membership of the Cardinal Hume Association offers parents and teachers the opportunity to co-operate in social and fund raising events for the general good of our school. All parents and friends are encouraged to support our charitable and fund raising efforts as we seek to fulfil our Christian Mission
Parents’ Evenings, along with academic reports, are an important aspect of co-operation between parents and teachers. It is on such evenings that potential problems may be highlighted and therefore addressed.
The spiritual dimension is of fundamental importance to the life of our school. In addition to timetabled Religious Education lessons, each session of each day begins and ends with an act of collective worship. This may take the form of a School or House assembly or a short act of worship conducted under the audience of the pastoral tutor or class teacher as appropriate. Each member of staff is committed to the development of the Catholic ethos of the school. The Governors remind parents of their right to withdraw their children from religious education and worship. Parents are also reminded, however, that the school exists to provide a Catholic and Christian education for its students and therefore parents are expected to be in sympathy with its aims and objectives.