Home-School Agreement

Here at The Halley Academy we call the “Home-School Agreement” the “Family and Academy Partnership Agreement”. It is a three-way commitment between the student, the family and the academy, signed formally by all three parties as an undertaking, as follows:

The Family and Academy Partnership Agreement

The Halley Academy is a place of opportunity where we are committed to ensuring that the students in our care develop into proud, articulate, confident, independent learners who are equipped to take their place in wider society.  We are a caring community and place great value on our students feeling safe, valued and empowered to explore, experience and achieve.  We believe that these aims are underpinned by our academy values and characteristics:

  • Respect
  • Achievement
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Resilience

The Family and Academy Partnership Agreement sets out a clear and transparent framework for our academy and its families to work together to support the young people in our care, so that we can ensure that all students succeed.

The Student’s Commitment:

I will:

  • Follow the Halley Respect Code
  • Respect the learning environment
  • Be friendly, supportive and tolerant of others
  • Support the academy’s values and characteristics and develop my Halley character
  • Attend the academy every day on time
  • Attend all lessons on time
  • Bring necessary equipment and books to the academy
  • Move quietly and calmly about the academy
  • Meet the high standards expected for academy uniform and appearance daily
  • Speak politely to everyone
  • Behave well in lessons, corridors, outdoor spaces and all areas of the academy
  • Behave well and represent the academy with pride to and from the academy, on public transport, in the local community and when on visits outside of the academy
  • Keep the academy free from litter, graffiti and chewing gum
  • Focus on making progress
  • Be involved fully in activities
  • Always demonstrate the highest commitment to learning and produce high quality work
  • Always complete and hand in homework on time
  • Always record all relevant information

The Family’s Commitment:

We/I will:

  • Maintain the spirit of this partnership
  • Read, support and abide by The Halley Respect Code
  • Support the academy in upholding its high standards and policies on attendance, punctuality, uniform, appearance, behaviour and homework
  • Support the academy’s aims and values
  • Ensure that my child attends the academy daily with all necessary equipment
  • Ensure that my child meets the high standards expected for uniform and appearance daily
  • Ensure that my child abides by academy behaviour rules and expectations
  • Ensure that my child completes all homework and extended learning tasks set to the best of his or her ability
  • Ensure my child takes part in enrichment activities and allow him or her to go on educational visits supervised by a teacher and other responsible adults
  • Attend all meetings as requested
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings and Celebration of Achievement events
  • Contact the Small School when there are concerns or problems that might affect my child
  • Support learning as a life time commitment

The Academy’s Commitment:

We will provide:

  • A supportive, nurturing and academically challenging culture and ethos
  • A broad and balanced curriculum
  • An education based on high expectations
  • Work appropriate to the age and ability of each child
  • A high standard of teaching, academic support and individual guidance
  • Advice and guidance that builds skills, resilience and progress
  • Opportunities for each child to develop independence, leadership and team-working skills
  • Regular meetings, reports and opportunities to review and celebrate progress
  • Regular feedback
  • A wide range of enrichment activities
  • A secure and ordered environment
  • A high standard for uniform, appearance, attendance, punctuality and behaviour
  • Opportunities for you to become involved in the life of the academy