Post-16 education is voluntary so it is important that you make a full commitment to achieving success on your chosen courses.
This Learning Agreement is drawn up to give you the best opportunity for success.
Student Learning Agreement
All students agree to :
- Aim to be in school 100% of the time and have a minimum attendance of 96%.
- Holidays will not be taken during term time. Any holiday taken will not be
- To make every effort to book medical (or other) appointments outside of school hours, at weekends or in holiday time.
- 100% punctuality and attendance to timetabled Subject lessons, General RE, Directed Study lessons, morning registration and tutor (8.45am), IAG, Masses and Assemblies
- complete all Directed Study tasks, homework and coursework set by staff and hand them in to meet deadlines issued by staff
- attend timetabled Directed Study lessons fully equipped and ready to work. Students will not be allowed to leave these lessons for any reason
- make good use of non-contact time in school by using the Library, Sixth Form Work Room and Street area to complete work set
- inform and seek advice from your subject teacher, tutor or Head of Sixth Form if you are having difficulty with any aspect of your studies
- accept a shared responsibility with others in the Sixth Form for good conduct in school and for careful upkeep of all Sixth Form areas
- adopt a sensible, mature attitude in relationships with staff
- accept a general responsibility for giving leadership and example to younger pupils and fellow students
- wear the Sixth Form uniform:
- White shirt/blouse, Sixth Form black V-neck jumper with school logo (to be worn at all times), black FORMAL trousers or KNEE-LENGTH skirt, Sixth Form tie, black sensible shoes, girls-one pair of sleeper or stud earrings, boys-one sleeper or stud earring.
- NO trainers, denim, extreme haircuts/jewellery, excessive make-up, facial piercings or expanders to be worn. Extreme haircuts and unnatural colours are unacceptable. Earrings to be worn in ear lobe only. Neutral nail varnish colours only.
- limit part-time work to 10 hours per week.
- Accept responsibility to find a week’s Work Experience placement
- abide by all school regulations and ICT Acceptable User Policy
- only consume food in school bought on the school premises
- drinks and snacks may be consumed in the Common Room and Street at break time- students have a shared responsibility for the tidiness of these areas
- follow signing in/out procedures in line with Health + Safety Regulations to safeguard yourself and fellow students and pupils in the school
The school agrees to:
- provide teaching and homework for all subjects throughout the academic year
- provide you with timetabled hours of Directed Study to develop your independent learning skills
- provide you with a Tutor who will meet with you to discuss your academic and personal progress in the Sixth Form
- provide you with Modular Assessment Data and Assessment Feedback so you can monitor your progress and implement the Feedback given
- provide Parental Reports on academic progress in the Sixth Form
- provide information and advice on Post-18 Options: Employment, Apprenticeships, Further and Higher Education including UCAS and careers information
- provide leadership and enrichment opportunities for extra-curricular involvement in sporting and community activities
- be open for you to use: Work Room Monday-Thursday until 5.30pm or in a department if supervised by a member of staff
- safeguard all pupils and students
SIXTH FORM PRIVILEGES
These privileges are available to Sixth Form students as long as they adhere to this Learning Agreement:
- Common Room –students may use this area for socialising during their break and lunchtimes
- You may use mobile phones in the Common Room and Street areas
- Lunchtime – Sixth Formers may sign out and leave the school site at lunchtimes, either 12.15-1.15pm or 1.15-2.15pm
- Students have ICT access in the Library,E9 and Work Room for silent, independent study during lessons that are not timetabled and the Street area for quiet study.
- KS5 subject specialist resources are available in the Library and Work Room
- Provide you with IAG activities on a Friday afternoon that will develop your knowledge of Progression Routes after Sixth Form and develop your Transferrable Skills
- Failing to abide by school rules
- Arriving late to morning tutor registration (late detention Tuesday)
- Leaving the school site between 9.00- 12.15pm and 2.15-3.15pm
- Leaving or entering the school site without signing out/in
- Smoking on the school site, entrance, neighbouring housing, roads leading to school site and public transport to and from school
- Bringing takeaway food on site and consuming it in the Sixth Form areas.
- Allowing visitors on site without staff permission
- Using mobile phones in lessons, in the atrium or around the school site
- Acting irresponsibly in any of the Sixth Form Areas or wider school environment
- Playing cards or gambling on-line
- Misuse of substances
- Breaching the ICT Acceptable User Policy
As a Sixth Form student, I have made a clear choice to continue my education at school. This choice involves obligations from both me and the school. I agree to uphold these obligations.
The Learning Agreement is issued at the start of the Academic Year for students and parents to sign.