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The Sixth Form Learning Agreement

We expect students to:
  • Work co-operatively with staff in pursuit of a positive sixth form culture and act as an appropriate role model for students in Years 7 to 11
  • Contribute fully to the ‘life’ of the school
  • Respect the rights of others to learn in lessons and respect other people’s personal space and their belongings
  • Attend punctually to all lessons, registration, assemblies & events
  • Not take annual holidays during term time
  • Bring in evidence to explain an absence
  • Always come to lessons with the correct equipment
  • Complete all work conscientiously and submit it by the deadline set
  • Not smoke on site or bring in/use anything that is illegal or dangerous
  • Not use a mobile phone in lessons, in corridors or on stairways
  • Observe the requirements of the Sixth Form Dress Code
  • Use the Sixth Form Study Centre, Common Room and other facilities appropriately
  • Exercise common sense and self-control in all aspects relating to the health and safety of others
  • Be sensible and safe in respect of use of the Internet and IT network
  • Be respectful of local residents and the wider community
  • Not drive to school and park in local streets
  • Keep a sensible limit on the amount of time spent on part-time employment

We expect families to:
  • Discuss the work and progress of our students on a regular basis
  • Provide support as necessary and appropriate
  • Attend all school events that concern your son/daughter’s progress
  • Support the school with regards to its rules on attendance, homework, dress code etc
  • Inform the school when your son/daughter is absent
  • Not take family holidays during term time
  • Encourage personal responsibility and learning independence
  • Remind, where appropriate, your son/daughter of the need to limit the number of hours used for part-time employment

The Westgate Sixth Form will:
  • Provide the teaching and assessment necessary for students to fulfil academic potential
  • Set work regularly, mark and return it with details of how students can progress their learning
  • Ensure appropriate work is provided if teachers are absent
  • Ensure students and families know the progress being made at regular intervals
  • Devise strategies to support students if satisfactory progress is not being made
  • Provide support and guidance in relation to personal welfare
  • Provide guidance about course options
  • Provide support and guidance in relation to progression beyond the sixth form into Higher Education, work-based training or employment
  • Provide opportunities for students to contribute to the life of the school
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the student voice