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HOME AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Upon entry to the sixth form all parties are asked to sign the following:

Please note that acceptance into Shirley High School Sixth Form is only acceptance into Year 12 in the first instance. Entry into Year 13 will be done via a review of the Achievement, Attendance, Behaviour and Work Ethic demonstrated during Year 12. Students achieving U grade’s (A level) or Non-Pass (BTEC) will not normally continue into Year 13, and those achieving E’s will only stay on with the recommendation of their subject teachers.

School Commitment

  • The school will deliver appropriate courses (timetabling and staffing permitting) to all students it accepts into the Sixth Form.
  • The school will offer a safe and pleasant Sixth Form environment in which learning can be maximised.
  • The school will provide the necessary and essential materials to prepare all students for public examinations. Subjects may charge for fieldwork, trips and visits, and for supplementary materials, e.g.  Design & Technology, Art.
  • The school will pay for the student's first entry to public examinations (subsequent re-sits are paid for by parent/carer/student).
  • The school will provide enrichment activities and Higher Education support.
  • The school will recognise achievement.
  • The school will be committed to the highest standard of behaviour.
  • The school will foster self respect, moral and spiritual growth.
  • The school will maintain regular communication with parents/carers.

Student Commitment

  • The student agrees to maintain a satisfactory level of attendance and punctuality at all lessons and registration (at least 96% attendance), which will be monitored regularly. Bursary students are required to maintain 100% weekly attendance and punctuality to obtain the weekly payment.
  • The student agrees to produce class work and homework to the best standard he/she can achieve and to meet deadlines for work set.
  • The student agrees to accept school rules in relation to behaviour, mobile phones, independent study periods and dress code, as laid down in the Sixth Form Student Guide and KS5 codes of conduct.
  • Students are to wear lanyards at all times whilst on the school site.
  • The student agrees not to smoke whilst on or near the school site.
  • The student agrees to act as a role model for younger students in both the school and local community.
  • The student agrees to fully engage with all Post 16 organised enrichment activities and/or events (e.g. the summer retention camp).
  • The student agrees that should their grades fall below the required pass grade in a subject/s they may be asked to leave or restart Year 12.
  • The student agrees that should they not attend school for 20 consecutive days without contact or a valid medical certificate they will automatically be removed from school roll.
  • The student agrees that should they have an existing health condition or develop chronic medical conditions they will be required to attend a healthcare plan meeting.
  • The student agrees that should his/her behaviour, attendance and standard of work not meet the requirements of the Sixth Form and the school Behaviour Policy (stages 1-3) they may be asked to leave. 

Parent/Carer Commitment

  • The parent/carer agrees to support their son/daughter in achieving their very best.
  • The parent/carer agrees to encourage their son/daughter in aiming for 100% attendance and punctuality.
  • The parent/carer agrees to support the Sixth Form dress code and the school’s policy and procedures on behaviour.
  • The parent/carer agrees to support their son/daughter and the school by attending parents’ meetings as required.
  • The parent/carer agrees to inform the school of any problems or concerns that may affect learning or behaviour.
  • The parent/carer agrees to pay for any examinations not taken as a result of dropping subjects after examination entries have been made.
  • The parent/carer agrees to pay for any late entry fees as a result of the student taking up a subject after examination entries have been made.
  • The parent/carer agrees to encourage their son/daughter to engage fully in all Post 16 enrichment activities and/or events, being aware that bursary funding is available should a student require it.
  • The parent/carer agrees to attend all formal stage behavioural meetings should their child have contravened sixth form/school requirements and are aware that, should their son/daughter reach stage three, the school would have no other recourse than to ask the student to leave.
  • The parent/carer agrees to pay for loss, damage or non-return of textbooks or equipment provided by the school for the student's use.