Our 'Whatever It Takes' Agreement

Code of Conduct

Hard copies of the agreement form can be downloaded here in PDF and MS Word formats:

Whatever It Takes (PDF version)
Whatever It Takes (MS Word version)

‘Whatever it takes’ commitment by the staff of Magna Academy

Learning

  • We believe every student at Magna is capable of academic success and gaining a place at university.
  • It is through hard work on the part of each student, with our support, that their potential will be realised.
  • We will deliver a high powered, knowledge based academic curriculum and set challenging academic targets.
  • We will make sure we always come to lessons prepared and continually interest students in the challenging work that paves the way for success in school and life.
  • We will organise and deliver intervention and revision sessions for your child where we feel that this is needed to help them reach the highest possible grades.
  • We will provide rewards for students’ effort and commitment.
  • We will set appropriate and relevant homework every night, including on weekends, which we will check, and/or mark.
  • We will constantly strive to become better educators.

Pastoral Care

  • We will ensure that each student’s Form Tutor will follow their progress and ensure that their individual needs are met.
  • We will go out of our way to get to know each of our students as individuals.
  • We will care about our students’ well-being, and protect their safety at all times.
     

Parent-Academy Communication

  • We believe that, through regular communication, a relationship of trust between school and home can be created.
  • We will hold parent meetings once a year and issue reports after every Unit of Work (every 6 weeks).
  • We will make sure that students and parents will be able to contact their Head of Faculty by phone and email and will reply to all communications from parents as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
  • We will collect and check homework each day, and if it is not complete or up to the required standard, we will contact parents by 10:00am to inform them that their child will be staying to complete homework after school. This information will also be available on Progresso.

·       We promise to welcome parents into the school community.

Discipline

  • We will enforce the Magna Academy Behaviour Policy consistently and fairly.
  • We will protect students from poor behaviour by insisting on the highest standards and holding students to account for their actions. 

 

‘Whatever it takes’ commitment by parents/carers

Learning

  • We believe our child is capable of academic success and gaining a place at university.
  • We will support the Academy’s efforts by encouraging the best possible standards in our child’s studies.
  • We will respect the vision and ethos of the Academy.
  • It is through hard work on the part of our child, with our support, that their potential will be realised.
  • We will ensure that our child punctually attends all intervention and revision classes identified for them (these sessions are often after school, at weekends or during school holidays).
  • We will allow our child to go on field trips and residential trips. We understand this will mean that they may stay away overnight.
  • We understand that our child will have homework each night, including weekends, and that it will increase in length as they progress through the school. It is our responsibility to see that homework is completed.
  • We will support homework completion by providing a quiet working area at home for our child to study.
  • We understand if homework is not completed our child will attend after school Homework Detention, lasting up to 1hr 30m.

Healthy living

  • We understand Magna will provide healthy hot and cold food. We will not give our child unhealthy food or drinks to take to school.
  • We will ensure our child has a healthy breakfast each morning before coming to school.
  • We will encourage our child to take part in sports and physical activities.

Attendance

  • We will ensure our child arrives in school by 8:27am at the latest.
  • We will not plan for family holidays or other absences during term time. We accept that the Academy will refer any unauthorised absence of this nature to the Borough of Poole Education Welfare Officer, which will result in the issuing of a fixed penalty.
  • We will make certain that our child attends school every day, except in cases of illness or another legitimate reason. We will schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments during times when the school is not in session. If our child is absent, we will telephone the school before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the absence to report the reason.

Uniform

  • We will make sure our child wears the full academy uniform to school each day.
  • We understand that uniform violations will result in the child being sent home to collect the items, or us bringing the proper items to school. If this is not possible we understand our child will be placed in isolation until issues are rectified.

Parent-Academy communication

  • We will always make ourselves available to the school by providing an up-to-date phone number and e mail address.
  • We will read all reports carefully, attend all parent meetings and sign our child’s planner each weekend.
  • We will treat Magna teachers with respect and courtesy at all times.

Discipline

  • We will support the Academy’s consequences for misbehaviour.
  • We understand that homework detentions happen on the day that they are given.
  • We understand that our child cannot be excused from any detention.
  • We understand that if our child commits a serious breach of the Behaviour Policy, that there will be serious consequences which may include fixed term or permanent exclusion.

 

 ‘Whatever it takes’ commitment by students of Magna Academy

I will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to learn:

  • I will always work, think, and behave in the best way I know how, and I will do whatever it takes for my Magna peers and me to learn.
  • I will aim for the best possible standards in my studies, both at home and in school.
  • I will punctually attend all intervention or revision classes identified for me.
  • I will arrive at Magna Academy by 8:27am every day at the latest.
  • I will raise my hand and ask questions in class if I do not understand something.
  • I will complete all my homework every night and I will contact my teachers if I have a problem with the homework.
  • I will remain after school for Homework Detention on any day that my homework is not complete, not up to the required standard, or if I hand in my homework late.
  • I will discuss any problems I am having at school with my parents and teachers.

I will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to build a safe and respectful community:

  • I will wear my Magna Academy uniform smartly every day.
  • I agree to abide by the Academy Behaviour Policy and understand there will be consequences if I fail to do so.
  • I will always treat everyone at Magna Academy with respect. I will always listen to and care for my Magna peers.
  • I am responsible for my own behaviour.