As a school it is our aim to provide a caring and supportive environment for pupils to learn and teachers to teach. We believe that we all have the responsibility to treat each other with fairness and respect. Our school is a ‘Rights Respecting School’. The rights associated with this policy are:
We believe that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
Article 28: Every child has the right to an education
Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full
We believe that in order for pupils to fully benefit from their education, regular attendance is crucial and that the school, pupils and parents need to work together to enable this to happen. Any problems with attendance need to be identified and acted on quickly. Our aim is to facilitate regular and sustained attendance at school so that children can achieve their full learning potential.