|Dormers Wells High School
||I will be an ambassador for my school at all times, embracing its values and abiding by the rules. I will wear the DWHS uniform with pride.
||We will develop our students’ abilities and talents and care for their safety and well-being. We will prepare them for lifelong learning.
||I will support my child’s education by ensuring he/she is in school on time, equipped and ready to learn. I will respect the values and rules of the school.
||I will have high expectations of myself and always produce work to the very best of my ability.
||We will be aspirational for our students, setting them high but realistic targets to ensure they excel.
||I will actively support my child in achieving his/her goals.
|Active behaviour for learning
||I will be an active and reflective learner. I will engage with my learning and participate actively in lessons. I will complete home learning to further my knowledge and understanding.
||We will support our students’ learning journey ensuring an interactive learning environment conducive to success. Home learning will support and extend students' understanding.
||I will ensure my child is an active participant in learning particularly in the completion of home learning.
|High levels of literacy
||I will present all my work to the highest standard using Standard English. I will always carry my current reading book.
||Literacy will be embedded in a literacy rich environment with modelling, marking feedback and timely interventions.
||I will encourage my child to speak and write Standard English. He/she will read every day for at least 20 minutes.
|A positive growth mindset
||I know I will improve through effort and practice and that making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.
||We know that intelligence is not fixed and can be developed; we will reward students for effort and praise perseverance.
||I will ensure that I praise my child for his/her effort and perseverance rather than just his/her natural ability.
|Well planned learning outcomes
||I will take ownership of my learning ensuring that I am aware of what I need to do and learn in every lesson.
||We will make lesson outcomes clear. We will chunk, check and reshape learning to ensure progress.
||I will discuss my child’s learning with him/her and endeavour to extend his/her learning opportunities.
|High levels of challenge
||I will be a resilient learner and will seek to improve continually. I will challenge myself and do independent study.
||We will ensure our students are always challenged to achieve their best and offer them opportunities to excel.
||I will encourage my child to push the boundaries and work towards achieving the best possible grades.
||I will respond to questioning and ensure that I ask for clarification when needed. I will be an inquisitive learner.
||We will check understanding through rigorous questioning and encourage our students to question us.
||I will discuss my child’s learning with him/her and encourage him/her to seek clarification when required.
||I will review and respond to my marked work. I will discuss my learning and participate in learning conversations.
||We will mark and assess students work in a timely manner and will be responsive to their learning needs.
||I will discuss my child’s learning with him/her and raise any concerns about his/her progress with the school.
|Data to drive learning
||I will be aware of my levels and grades in all subjects and will work with my teachers to move to the next stage.
||We will report regularly on students’ performance and give clear guidance on how they can make further progress.
||I will attend parents’ evenings and discuss my child’s learning with him/her and will be aware of next steps.