Home School Agreement

Mission Statement

At STEP Academy Trust, we are committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so. This can be achieved most effectively when all staff, parents/carers and children understand their responsibilities and work towards the same goals, as detailed in this Home School Agreement.

Our staff will:

· Provide quality teaching so that your child is able to achieve their full potential.

· Provide a stimulating, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

· Raise concerns appropriately and promptly as and when they occur.

· Ensure that high standards of behaviour are maintained and your child develops a positive attitude to others.

· Regularly meet with you to communicate the progress of your child, celebrating their strengths and explaining how we can support in their areas for development.

· Provide information and helpful workshops that will give you confidence to support your child.

· Work in partnership and treat you and your child with courtesy and respect.

· Provide information to you about Academy and wider Trust developments, including relevant policies, meetings, workshops, open days, etc through regular newsletters and other forms of communication.

· Celebrate your child’s academic and personal achievements.

· Work with you to teach your child to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes and enjoy effort.

· Set achievable homework to extend the curriculum and provide the opportunity for independent learning.


I, as a Parent/Carer will:

· Make sure that our child arrives on time every day, attends every day and informs the office if absent.

· Support the Academy’s uniform policy, label all clothing, including PE kits and ensure the PE kit is brought into the Academy at the beginning of each week.

· Support Academy policies, including the Behaviour Policy.

·  Be aware that any valuable items left on the Academy premises are at my own risk and the Academy will not take responsibility for any loss or damage.

· Read every day with our child and make comments in their reading record books.

· Ensure that our child’s homework is completed on time and to the best of their ability.

· Use our talents and experiences to enhance our child’s learning at home.

· Attend meetings with our child’s teacher and other staff (aiming to be positive and productive), to move our child’s learning on and/or to discuss any areas of concern.

· Ensure the Academy has our current contact details and is kept up to date of circumstances that may affect our child’s well-being, such as medical conditions.

· Encourage a positive attitude towards our child’s education, raising concerns or worries to the Academy that may be affecting our child’s learning or behaviour appropriately and promptly. We/I will not approach children or other parents/carers to deal with the issue.

· Support the Academy’s PTA when fundraising and organising activities for the benefit of a variety of causes and also our Academy.

· Treat staff with courtesy and respect.


I, as a pupil will:

Understand that I have rights within the Academy written in our Charters, some of which are:


  •  To be treated kindly.
  •  To be listened to.
  •  To be helped.
  •  To have a friend.
  •  To play and join in games.
  •  To be happy.
  •  To be safe.
  •  To be special.

· Work hard and strive for excellence in all that I do, remembering that everyone has a right to learn.

· Respect other children’s culture, race, feelings, beliefs and values.

· Be kind, listen and speak politely to everyone in school.

· Accept responsibility for the things that I do.

· Follow the Academy’s Behaviour Policy, displaying excellent behaviour both in and out of the classroom.

· Behave in a safe way.

· Ask for help if I need it and try my best in all that I do.

· Tell a member of staff if I am worried or unhappy.

· Wear the correct uniform and bring my PE kit to school.

· Ensure that I take home all school letters.

· Complete my homework on time and to the best of my ability.

· Respect the Academy grounds and equipment and help to keep the environment clean and tidy.


Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership

We all agree to live by our Academy values of
Passion, Urgency, Positivity, Aspiration and Commitment