Rights and responsibilities of pupils and parents

Pupils' rights

We fully support the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and are committed to the rights of each child and young person:

  • to be treated with respect by staff and other pupils
  • to be provided with school education
  • to be given the opportunity to develop their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential
  • to be consulted on decisions regarding future learning and on the development and review of the school code of conduct

Pupils' responsibilities

To ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to develop their full potential, each pupil should:

  • show respect to others
  • behave in accordance with the published school code of conduct
  • attend school unless there is a good reason for absence
  • be punctual in attendance at school and at individual classes
  • attend classes with whatever equipment is necessary
  • take care of school buildings and equipment
  • co-operate with staff to get as much benefit from school as possible

Parents' rights

We are committed to the rights of all parents of school pupils:

  • to have access to information on the education being provided for their children
  • to be given opportunities to discuss that provision with their children's teachers
  • to be treated as partners in the educational process
  • to be consulted on any decisions regarding their children's future learning and on the development and review of the school code of conduct

Parents' Responsibilities

We want to work with parents to ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to develop their full potential. Our expectations are that, in order to fulfil their duty to educate their children, parents will:

  • ensure that their children attend school
  • take an active interest in their children's education, and to support their children by discussing their progress with them
  • try to avoid taking family holidays during term time
  • encourage their children to get to school on time, and to take appropriate parental responsibility for the safety of their children in the journey to and from school
  • support their children and school staff in complying with the school code of conduct
  • support school staff in their efforts to deal fairly with all children
  • refrain from criticising school staff in front of children
  • help their children to see school-related issues from the point of view of other children and school staff