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 and informing the school of any problems or concerns which might affect my/our son/daughter's work or behaviour;
  • trust and support the staff to deal with incidents at school involving my/our son/daughter .
  • 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, including annual reviews of EHCP's;
  • fully support the School's Code of Conduct for pupils, which involves the students adhering to acceptable behavioural standards, and demonstrating expected and agreed social communication and interactions to the immediate and external community.
  • supporting the school dress code.
  • show an interest and support for 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.