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For Collège and Lycée International students in ENP: our expectations in secondary lessons, 2014-15
This is what we expect of students, based on the school’s ‘réglements intérieurs’ and our mission statement, which is as follows:
‘In ENP, we value students as individuals and encourage them to be and to do the best they can. Through the English language and through English-speaking culture we generate inter-cultural understanding, and foster the unique skills and experiences of each person. We build on students’ enjoyment of learning, exploit their motivation and engagement, and encourage responsibility for their own development. We promote reflective, critical and independent thinking to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of life.’
We expect you to:-
- Get as much as you can from the educational opportunities and challenges which ENP offers you, as part of the ‘Cité Scolaire Internationale’.
- Be open to and respect all other students, cultures and languages and use your command of English to build understanding.
- Treat all members of the school community as individuals to be cared for and valued, and show appreciation of your own and all others’ unique skills and experiences.
- Show commitment to your bilingual studies and take full responsibility for your learning.
- Build your own motivation and success by having an active approach to learning and by following the advice of your teachers. (Read the advice on the back.)
- Take care about all types of homework and do them on time, with personal thought and commitment. Record homework and dates carefully in your own diary and consult the record of homework on Pronote.
- Show your responsibility bybeing punctual and present for all lessons and prepared with all that you will need for each one.
- Communicate well with your teachers and school, using your ‘carnet de correspondence’ to justify any absence or lateness and to record messages. Use Pronote regularly to follow your marks, homework, and school information.
- Avoid committing plagiarism (copying), or allowing it to happen, and make sure you don’t become involved in it. (Read the advice on the back.)
- Help to maintain the communication and trust on which our good student-teacher relations are built. These are very important for everyone’s learning.
To parents: we appreciate the interest you take in your child’s work and progress. Please sign the signature sheet and return it immediately via your son/daughter to his/her English teacher. These expectations are available for reference on www.enpferney.org. Use the ‘carnet de correspondence’, Pronote and our website to follow your child’s ENP marks, work and education.
Advice about your work in ENP
Be honest with yourself and others. Know what you do well and what you need to work on to improve.
Be active in class and when doing homework; take initiative, think and participate as well as you can.
Think for yourself and reflect upon your work and learning, and the skills you are developing. Use the ENP Skills Curriculum Framework to help you understand and value skills which you are developing across subjects and years.
Use advice, targets and goals for your progress to develop motivation and confidence to your work.
Be active in asking your teachers questions about subjects and skills.
Do your work on time and be organised. Plan your homework and leisure time and avoid putting things off.
Value what you do yourself, such as private reading or extra research, as well as what you do because you are set work by your teacher.
Work for yourself and for the pleasure of learning and progressing, avoiding, as much as possible, working simply for the marks and comments you get.
Make good notes and keep them in an organised way; use them actively by returning to them (e.g. for revision) and improving them.
Develop your examination skills by working steadily and well on all courses and by following your teacher’s advice carefully on exam practice, skills and revision.
Try to get as much sense of enjoyment and satisfaction as you can from your studies, your knowledge and your developing skills.
Advice on avoiding plagiarism (copying of work)
Understand that plagiarism (copying) is a form of dishonesty. It may seem tempting at times, but it is important to avoid it.
Conducting research is good. This includes well-informed use of the Internet. You will learn to tell the difference between researching and referring to others’ ideas and presenting others’ words and ideas as if they were yours. This is termed plagiarism.
Identify all sources that you use. Employ quotation marks when you use any material which is taken directly from another text and which is therefore not your own.
Keep your own work yours. Assignments are set to educate and test you. Treat others’ finished work as you want yours to be treated: with respect for the writer.
Work cooperatively when appropriate. Your teacher will tell you when you need to share ideas.
Be truthful about your work to your teacher and parents, maintaining the trust which others have in you.
Follow your teacher’s more detailed advice on research, using sources well and providing references.
Please sign this sheet with your son or daughter, having read the whole document carefully with him/her. This sheet must be returned by your son/daughter’s to his/her ENP English teacher for checking by the deadline given. This is part of your child’s first English homework.
For parent or carer to sign
I confirm that I have read this document and have talked it through with my child, who is a student in the English National Programme. I will support my child in doing his/her best to meet the above expectations in ENP throughout this academic year.
For the ENP student to sign (one student per form, please)
I have read and understood the above expectations in the English National Programme and will do my best to respect them in my work in all subjects in ENP this year.
ENP Sept 14