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Home School Contract



Buxton School

I /we will:
  • Make sure my child attends school every day, on time

  • Make sure my child wears the correct uniform to, at and on the way home from school (see other side for list of banned items)

  • Make sure my child has the correct learning equipment for the day, including PE kit

  • Make sure my child completes their homework on time and to the best standard

  • Attend all Parents’ Evenings and other appointments and meetings to discuss my child’s progress

  • Make sure my contact details are up-to-date and

  • Let reception know if my details change

  • Read and sign my child’s Student Planner every week

  • Make sure my child goes straight home after leaving school to ensure their safety and does not loiter in the local area

  • Approach the school to help resolve any issues of concern

  • Understand that both yourself and staff need to work together for the benefit of your child

  • Pay for any deliberate damage caused by my child

  • Support and reinforce all the school policies

  • Support the following (for secondary students):

  1.  Up to 30 minute detentions without notice
  2.  Same day detention after school until 4 pm once informed (sanction for disrupting the learning of others)
  3. 20 minute lunch time detentions
In Class/School Expectations, I will:
  • Attend school every day, on time

  • Be on time to every single lesson

  • Wear the correct uniform at all times

  • Always have the correct equipment for the day

  • Follow school rules at all times

  • Complete my homework on time to a high standard

  • Respect the authority of staff and do what they ask me to do the first time

  • Be polite at all times and be mindful of my language

  • Aim to make positive contributions in every lesson

  • move around the school and the site in a safe and calm manner

  • Respect the personal space of others and never ‘playfight’

Out of School Expectations, I will:
  • Wear the uniform correctly to, from and at school

  • Use social media appropriately, never placing myself or others at risk of harm or distress

  • Go straight home after school and always follow staff instructions immediately outside the school site in the local area and on school trips

  • Do nothing to bring the name of the school into disrepute Everywhere  

  • I will be kind, honest, respectful and uphold our Buxton values

We will:
  • Provide a safe, honest, kind and supportive learning environment for learners to achieve their full potential that opens doors and inspires ambition

  • Report regularly on learners’ progress and what they need to do next

  • Provide opportunities for parents/carers to discuss their child’s progress with teachers and other professionals

  • Keep parents/carers informed and listen and respond promptly to concerns

  • Be clear as to the standards of behaviour expected both in and outside school and respond to issues in a firm and fair manner

  • Contact home if secondary students are to be detained for more than 30 minutes after the end of the school day

Banned Items at Buxton School

  • Chewing gum
  • Mobile phones: secondary students may have a mobile phone but it must be switched OFF before they enter the school site and will be confiscated if seen by any member of staff, even if on silent mode. Mobile phones are a distraction to learning. If parents/carers need to contact their child, they can do so by calling the school office and a message will be passed on. Students can get their phones out and switch them on after they have left the school site. If your child is found to have used their mobile phone to photograph, film or record another student or adult, their mobile phone will be kept until the end of the school year. It is possible that the mobile phone will be passed on to the police in some instances.
  • Ear phones (all kinds) will be confiscated if seen by any member of staff
  • False nails of any kind or nail varnish
  • False eyelashes of any kind
  • Trainers of any kind. Except for nursery and reception children, PE and other such activities, students must wear plain, black shoes at all times, to and from school.
  • Hoodies and sports jackets
  • Sweatshirts /tops
  • Sparkly earrings, regardless of how small. Any earrings except small, plain studs (gold or silver) are not allowed.
  • Caps/hats (only plain black woollen hat in cold months for the playground) – secondary students
  • Bandanas/Durags
  • Jewellery except for a small watch and earrings that must be small, plain studs of silver or gold colour only and one only in each ear)
  • SMART watches
  • Laser pens and laser pointers
  • Aerosols
  • Shisha pens/electronic cigarettes
  • Tobacco and cigarette papers
  • Video or audio recording devices and covert technologies
  • Portable PS4s, iPADs, Tablets etc

Involvement with the following items in school will lead to permanent exclusion:

(Ref: DFE-00034-2014)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Knives or weapons (including make-shift and imitation weapons, BB, cap or pellet guns or any bladed item)
  • Fireworks
@BuxtonSchInfo - 17 Apr
VACANCY: Full Time Data AssistantWe are looking for a motivated and well-organised Data Assistant to join our data team.Head to our website to see current vacancies and to apply:
@BuxtonSchInfo - 28 Mar
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY:We are looking to appoint a dynamic, talented maths teacher, with responsibility as Second in Charge & Curriculum Lead for KS3.For more information, click here:
@BuxtonSchInfo - 25 Mar
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!Buxton School Summer Fayre will be taking place on Friday 12th July 2024.Entry is free and with so much fun planned for the big day, you don't want to miss out!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 15 Mar
You might notice some new additions to the Buxton School entrance.We are taking part in The Neurodiversity Umbrella Project to raise awareness and understanding of neurodiversity amongst our community.You can learn more about this project here:
@BuxtonSchInfo - 12 Mar
It was a pleasure to welcome to Buxton last week. John visited classes and spoke to pupils and staff across our primary and secondary phases. It was wonderful to be able to share all that we are achieving and working towards here at Buxton School.
@BuxtonSchInfo - 21 Dec
School is now closed for the Christmas break. Pupils will return on Tuesday 9th January 2024.We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 4 Dec
On Wednesday, Year 11s visited BSix College in Clapton. They were involved in two taster sessions, a campus tour, a student panel, and an assembly. Students did us proud; they discussed synopticity, stigma, labelling, deviance and social construction. Well done, Year 11!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 1 Dec
Some fantastic Egyptian Scrolls were created by our Year 4 pupils this term.They thoroughly enjoyed their History unit and how their Art work linked to it.
@BuxtonSchInfo - 1 Dec
Y10 had a very engaging day at Borough Market last Thursday, exploring food commodities, international cuisines and multicultural foods. They were impressed with the range of foods they saw and thoroughly enjoyed exploring Borough Market and the Christmas Market at Tower Bridge!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 30 Nov
Our Year 2 reading mornings have been a huge success this term.We look forward to seeing even more of our parents and carers at the next one!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 30 Nov
Please see below the link to our new maths teacher vacancy on the TES. It can also be found on our website.If you or someone you know is suitable for the role, we are welcoming applications.
@BuxtonSchInfo - 29 Nov
Year 10 pupil Esa represented Buxton in the Speak Out Challenge this week. He delivered a thought-provoking speech titled 'Fine Line' exploring inequalities created by Covid-19.We are delighted to share that Esa finished in 3rd place - a fantastic achievement!Well done Esa!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 29 Nov
Year 3 recently had a delightful trip to Lee Valley Regional Parks. We had a workshop on Wellness and Wildlife where we looked at the animals and insects living in the local environment and saw their habitats. We loved being outside in nature!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 28 Nov
Secondary Drama Club is here!Please speak to Mr Mawdsley if you're interested in attending.
@BuxtonSchInfo - 28 Nov
Last Friday, our Year 11 pupils attended the Skills London Career's Fair at the Excel Centre. This event is the biggest careers fair in the U.K. Our pupils interacted with universities, colleges and sixth forms, and employers such as KPMG, Starbucks and the NHS.
@BuxtonSchInfo - 20 Nov
We are hiring teachers in our wonderful MFL department! If you or someone you know is interested in working at Buxton, please take a look at the job description and application forms at the links below:
@BuxtonSchInfo - 16 Nov
The Children's Commissioner for England wants to hear our pupil's views!Please click on the link below to complete the survey, let the government know what is important to you, and have your voice heard!
@BuxtonSchInfo - 3 Nov
Letter to parents - Autumn Term 2 - November 2023
@BuxtonSchInfo - 20 Oct
Dear Parent/Guardian, We are excited to announce that we are applying for the Artsmark award at Buxton School. The Artsmark is awarded to arts and culture rich schools with all areas of...Please click on this link for further information:
@BuxtonSchInfo - 22 Sep
Year 3 have had a great start to the school year. Here are some pictures of a Maths lesson, their first ukulele lesson of the year and an incredible example of home learning: a body suit showing the human organs for their Science topic!
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