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Home-academy agreement

Adopted: September 2014

Hethersett Academy will:

  • Provide a safe healthy environment
  • Praise and reward student achievement and success
  • Work with parents and students to help ensure every student achieves their full potential
  • Encourage and insist on the highest standards of behaviour
  • Make lessons engaging and interesting
  • Report regularly to parents and students on progress and explain what they need to improve
  • Keep parents and students 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 students with respect
  • Provide a balanced and relevant curriculum
  • Regularly seek the views of parents and students on their experiences in the Academy and feedback on how we have acted on recommendations

Students 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, pen, pencil and ruler
  • 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 regularly, 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, achievement review days, 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