Riverston Parent & Pupil Charter

So that your child benefits from the education that Riverston School has to offer, it is important to establish a strong working partnership between all those involved.

The partners are the Pupil, the Parent and the School.

Each partner has a vital part to play by being supportive of each other and committed to the success of this partnership.

As a Parent I agree to:

  • ensure my/our son/daughter attends school regularly, on time and properly equipped;
  • account for any absence by phone and followed by a note explaining the absence inform the school of any problems or concerns which might affect my/our son/daughter's work or behaviour;
  • support my/our son/daughter in homework and any other opportunities for home learning;
  • attend Parents' Meetings and discussions about my/our son/daughter's progress whenever possible;
  • support fully the School's code of behaviour and dress code show interest and support the wider activities of the school.

Riverston School agrees to:

  • care for your son/daughter's welfare and establish a code of behaviour and discipline to ensure a safe and caring environment;
  • provide a balanced curriculum, enhanced where possible by a range of extra curricular and social activities for different year groups;
  • provide programmes of study suitable for the age, ability and aptitude of your son/daughter in line with Curriculum requirements and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice;
  • always aspire to achieve high standards of work and behaviour through building good relationships and developing a sense of responsibility;
  • strive for excellence by using its skills, experiences and resources;
  • try to ensure that your son/daughter achieves the highest qualifications possible commensurate with their ability;
  • keep you informed about school matters and your son/daughter's academic progress through reports, records of achievements and regular meetings, and alert you to any difficulties;
  • be open and welcoming and prepared to deal with any parental query.

As a Pupil I agree to:

  • work to the best of my ability in all schoolwork and homework;
  • behave in a way that does not disrupt the learning of others by following the school's behaviour policy;
  • take a pride in my appearance by wearing school uniform correctly at all times;
  • be conscious of the need to create an environment which shows visitors a caring community and respect for school property;
  • care for everyone in school and the wider community by showing respect, tolerance and courtesy.

As a Community we:

  • have the right to be listened to and taken seriously as individuals or representative groups;
  • have the responsibility to respond to the views of others courteously and treat each other with respect and tolerance.