Home - School Contract

At the beginning of each academic year we ask our students and their parents to read and sign a Home-School Contract which states, in simple terms, what the student , the parent and the school should be expected to do in order to ensure that all of the young people who attend John Spence thrive and achieve success. The Home-School Contract is as follows:

Home-School Contract - A Partnership of Shared Values

At John Spence we believe that all children can succeed. Our values are expressed simply but are challenging and demand self-discipline and personal responsibility. They are:

  • We respect each other
  • We look after each other
  • We get involved
  • We create our own future

Our aim is to develop individual talent, social responsibility and active citizenship. As a Community School we believe strongly that a real partnership with parents, students and teachers is the only basis for future success.

The School’s Commitment

  • To provide well-taught lessons in a climate of care and support
  • To provide and atmosphere which is pleasant and productive
  • To set and mark work regularly and provide incentives
  • To contact parents promptly if there are concerns
  • To offer counselling, guidance and advice where needed
  • To provide at least one report and Parents’ Evening each year

Signed .....................................................................(Headteacher)

The Student’s Commitment

  • To attend school regularly, promptly and in full uniform
  • To behave both in and out of class and to work as well as possible
  • To take care of and respect the school buildings and those of the local community
  • To refuse to take part in bullying or other antisocial behaviour
  • To follow the requirements of the Code of Conduct

Signed .....................................................................(Student)

The Parents Commitment

  • To support both their child and the school
  • To ensure that their child attends regularly and is punctual
  • To provide all necessary uniform and equipment
  • To contact the school promptly if there are concerns
  • To read and sign the planner weekly and monitor homework
  • To attend Parents’ Evenings and support other school activities
  • To be aware of and support the Code of Conduct
  • To be aware that the Education Authority does not provide funds for or insurance against any loss, theft or damage of personal property

Signed .....................................................................(Parent)