Academy Agreement

At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda -‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking.  

B = Brilliance Students will be supported to be brilliant in everything they do. 

E = Enrichment Students will encounter a variety of educational opportunities outside of the classroom. 

S = Society Students will be encouraged to develop as a responsible, active and informed world citizen, demonstrating mutual respect, empathy and community spirit. 

T = Thinking Students will join a global community of thinkers. 

We believe that our young people will achieve their full potential when maintaining an effective working relationship between parents and carers, academy staff and students.  

Parents/Carers will:

  • Support the Academy in promoting and upholding the highest standards of behaviour ensuring their child understands the need to follow the Academy rules and to demonstrate positive behaviour at all times. 
  • Support the Academy if a sanction has been issued because of non-compliance with the Academy Behaviour for Learning policy. 
  • Encourage their child to complete learning tasks to the best of their ability by providing a regular time and a quiet environment for personal learning, whether this be at home or using the Academy’s on-site facilities. 
  • Ensure their child arrives on time every day, does not take holidays in term time and contacts the Academy on the first day of absence of their child if they cannot attend due to illness. 
  • Ensure their child is always fully equipped for learning, including correct uniform, school bag, PE kit, pencil case, books etc. They will support the Academy if their child is asked to return home to address any uniform issues.   
  • Encourage their child to treat all members of the Academy community with respect and courtesy. 
  • Support the Academy’s work to provide equal opportunities for all students and encourage their child’s involvement in these. 
  • Attend all meetings about their child, respond to all communications and be involved in the wider life of the Academy. 
  • Encourage their child to participate in extra-curricular and enrichment activities. 
  • Communicate directly with the Academy and refrain from posting comments and videos on social media relating to the Academy and its students.  

Students will:

  • Take part in every lesson, take responsibility for their own learning and respect the rights of other students to learn. 
  • Take responsibility for their own behaviour and be socially responsible inside and outside of the Academy. 
  • Develop confidence in themselves, doing everything they can to be an enthusiastic and effective learner and support the learning of others. 
  • Treat all members of the Academy community with respect and to be courteous, kind and considerate at all times. 
  • Organise themselves so that they are always fully equipped and correctly dressed for a day’s learning. 
  • Arrive on time every day and strive for 100% attendance. 
  • Meet all personal learning deadlines set by the teachers. 
  • Respect the right of all children and adults to be equally valued in the life of the Academy whatever their background. 
  • Behave in an exemplary fashion when away from the Academy site and be respectful of the general public and local environment. 
  • Become involved in any extra-curricular activities that interest themselves and give service to the Academy where possible. 

The Academy will:

  • Provide a learning environment that is safe, caring and stimulating. 
  • Ensure that every student makes the most of their opportunities. 
  • Make sure that all lessons are well prepared and caters for each students’ needs. 
  • Set a planned programme of homework.  
  • Let parents/carers know how their child is progressing. 
  • Contact parents/carers about their child’s standard of work, behaviour, punctuality or attendance. 
  • Welcome parents/carers into the life of the Academy and keep them informed about work and events planned for their child. 
  • Offer a range of additional activities/clubs to enrich every students’ experience of life at the Academy. 
  • Celebrate the success of all students. 
  • Value all students equally. 
  • Offer students a broad and balanced curriculum. 
  • Deal with any parental concerns promptly.