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Learning Agreement

Below is the St Joseph’s Catholic Academy Post-16 Student Charter, ensuring all students reach their potential:


Student Learning Agreement

I acknowledge the following conditions are an integral part of joining the community of St Joseph’s Sixth Form and agree to the content that follows:

Attendance and punctuality terms

  • Attend regularly, only being absent for legitimate reasons and notifying absence immediately by phone, followed by a letter from parent/carer
  • Arrive on time for ALL lessons
  • If my attendance falls below 90% or I am late more than 10% of the time for school or any individual subject then
    • My place in the Sixth Form may be withdrawn
    • Should I wish to continue with my studies in the Sixth Form I may need to pay the examination fees for all the examinations I wish to sit.
  • Attend tutorials, Life-skills lessons, assemblies and liturgies

Commitment to my studies

  • Have high personal standards and expectations in all subjects studied
  • Meet all deadlines for both coursework and homework
  • ALL of my work must be my own
  • Make effective use of achievement targets
  • Make effective use of teaching and learning time
  • Make effective use of assessment for learning
  • Respond positively to actions put in place to combat underachievement
  • Prepare effectively and with commitment for all tests and examinations

Community Involvement

  • Follow the school dress code
  • Be a credit to myself and the school at every opportunity
  • Treat all other members of the school community with respect
  • Be a good example and role model to the younger students in St Joseph’s

Should any of the above terms and conditions be broken, the school reserves the right to reconsider my place in the Sixth Form and where necessary, withdraw me from my examinations. I understand that in general there is a system of verbal warning, written final warning and dismissal and loss of Sixth Form place. Further to this, there is a reservation made that the Director of Sixth Form has the right and authority to by-pass this system where deemed appropriate.


It is the policy of the school to work in active partnership with students and their parents/carers and we will strive to maintain good home-school communication links on all matters. To show that they fully understand the above conditions, students sign the learning agreement contract.