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 AGREEMENT

All students agree to :

  • 96% attendance for the academic year ( ie. 5 days of authorised absence only, including family holidays)
  • 100% attendance to timetabled Subject lessons, Directed Study lessons, morning registration (8.45am), tutor periods, IAG/Enrichment, 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.
  • not take holidays during term–time.
  • accept responsibility to find a week’s Work Experience placement
  • abide by all school regulations and ICT Acceptable User Policy
  • only consume food bought on the school premises
  • all lunches, including packed lunches, to be consumed in the Atrium
  • 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

SCHOOL AGREEMENT

The school agrees to:

  • provide teaching and homework for all subjects throughout the academic year
  • provide you with 3hrs of timetabled 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 so you can monitor your progress
  • 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 enrichment opportunities for extra-curricular involvement in sporting and community activities
  • school is 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 only 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
  • Lunchtime – Sixth Formers may sign out and leave the school site at lunchtimes
  • Students have ICT access to the Library and Work Room for silent, independent study during lessons that are not timetabled and the Street area for quiet study.
  • Afternoon Home Study Leave – earn up to 2 periods a week for independent study at home
  • KS5 subject specialist resources are available in the Library and Study Room
  • Provide you with IAG activities on a Friday afternoon that will develop your knowledge of Progression Routes after Sixth Form and your Transferrable Skills

UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT 

  • Failing to abide by school rules
  • Arriving late to morning tutor registration
  • Leaving the school site between 9.00- 12.15pm
  • Leaving or entering the school site without signing out/in
  • Smoking on the school site, entrance, neighbouring hosing, roads leading to school site and public transport to and from school
  • Bringing hot, takeaway food on site. Consuming meals in the Sixth Form areas.
  • Allowing visitors on site without staff permission
  • Using mobile phones and i-pods/MP3 players etc 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.