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Home-academy agreement

Adopted: March 2018

East Point Academy will:

  • Provide a safe, healthy environment
  • Praise and reward pupil achievement and success
  • Work with parents and pupils to help ensure every pupil achieves their full potential
  • Encourage and insist on the highest standards of behaviour
  • Make lessons engaging and interesting
  • Report regularly to parents and pupils on progress and explain what they need to improve
  • Keep parents and pupils informed about academy activities, check and sign all planners
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with employers and the community
  • Welcome parents as partners in the work of the academy and treat parents and pupils with respect
  • Provide a balanced and relevant curriculum
  • Regularly seek the views of parents and pupils on their experiences in the academy and feedback on how we have acted on recommendations

Pupils will:

  • Follow the code of practice
  • Aim for 100% attendance and always be on time
  • Wear the full academy uniform and be aware that they represent the academy at all times when in uniform; this includes travelling to and from the academy
  • Not wear jewellery, other than items which are detailed in the code of practice
  • Bring all the equipment needed for each day including their planner
  • Not use mobile phones, MP3 players, iPods or other electrical devices on the academy campus
  • Do all classwork and homework to a high standard and achieve their personal best
  • Be proud of their achievements and work with their teachers to set targets for improvement
  • Be polite and helpful to others and be a good team member
  • Keep the academy free from litter and respect academy property
  • Take pride in being a valued member of the academy community
  • Agree to strictly adhere to our acceptable usage policy for e-learning

Parents/carers will:

  • Ensure that my daughter/son attends the academy, on time, properly equipped and wearing academy uniform
  • Make the academy aware of any concerns or problems that might affect my daughter’s/son’s work or behaviour
  • Encourage my daughter/son to behave well and respect the rights of others to learn without disruption to lessons
  • Ensure my daughter/son always completes their homework and I will sign the planner weekly
  • Attend parents' evenings, information evenings and discussions about my daughter's/son’s progress
  • Communicate with academy staff as per the contact procedure and in a climate of mutual respect
  • Work in partnership with the academy to promote the best interests of my daughter's/son’s education
  • Agree that my daughter/son may be photographed, filmed or interviewed for publicity purposes
  • Agree to follow the established absence reporting procedure