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Home School Agreement

Home School Agreement

Our School Mission Statement: ‘A centre of excellence where everyone has an aspiration to learn, progress and achieve. A cooperative, innovative, inclusive and dynamic community with a clear sense of purpose and pride in promoting personalised learning for all’.

The school's ethos is at the core of the home school agreement. Parents and carers are required to sign this agreement when their child joins the school as a commitment to collaborating with the school to ensure that student development and progress are its prime focus. This is also a commitment of parents and carers support of the school’s policies and guidelines for behaviour and sanctions.

Behaviour Intervention

The Centre for Student Intervention works closely with the pastoral teams to support students with behavioural needs. The CSI provides an area where students can be removed from lessons should their behaviour or conduct require it. Staff based in this area work closely with individual or groups of students providing intervention and support for behaviour. 

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones and other similar devices is not allowed at The Heath – however, it is understood that some students may carry them so that they can contact home after school.  In this case the phone must be switched off throughout the school day including break and lunch time and kept out of sight at all times.  If parents wish to contact their child during the day then they should phone school and a message will be passed to their child.

If a phone is seen or heard it will be confiscated. The device will be recorded and stored securely in school before being returned on Friday afternoon at 3.10 pm. If a phone is confiscated on a Friday, it will be returned on the following Friday.

This protocol has become necessary due to problems arising from widespread use of mobile phones in schools throughout the country. These have included the spreading of illegally taken images, illegal videoing and cyber-bullying.  These can cause great distress in addition to the obvious interruption to teaching and learning.