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The Government requires that all schools and academies establish an agreement between the school/academy and homes. A copy of this agreement is available to all students and parents upon request.

Millbrook Academy is obliged to:

  • Provide high quality education appropriate to all students.
  • Provide equal opportunities for all children.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all students.
  • Recognise and celebrate achievement for all.
  • Contact parents if there is a problem with attendance or punctuality.
  • Involve parents if there are concerns about work or behaviour.
  • Supply parents with information through grade reviews, reports, consultation evenings and newsletters.
  • Set, mark and monitor homework.
  • Ensure that students comply with the academy's expectations and policies.
  • Encourage students to try hard and be the best they can be.

Parents/carers are obliged to:

  • Support and take an interest in their child's education.
  • Encourage their child to aim for quality in all they do.
  • Congratulate their child on good achievements.
  • Ensure that their child attends the academy every day and on time.
  • Inform the academy immediately if their child is absent or late.
  • Read and sign the student planner on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that their child has the correct uniform and necessary equipment.
  • Communicate concerns and satisfactions to the academy regularly; via planner or directly.
  • Support academy policies.
  • Attend parents consultation evenings.
  • Support their child with regard to homework and extra-curricular activities.

Students are obliged to:

  • Attend academy regularly, punctually and properly prepared.
  • Comply with all academy procedures, including wearing the correct academy uniform.
  • Respect the academy's environment and property, and the property of others.
  • Behave in an orderly, considerate and purposeful way at all times.
  • Comply with the 12 student and 12 classroom expectations at all times.
  • Use the student planner to record achievements, improve the quality of my work, set and review targets, record parental communications and homework/coursework.
  • Complete all classwork, homework and coursework to the best of my ability.
  • Contribute fully to life of the academy - in class and extra, especially college life.
  • Value the academy's citizenship programme including tutorial and college activities.
  • Share any concerns I might have with my parents/carers and/or my tutor.
  • Act in an 'enterprising' way by finding solutions to problems.
  • Use all facilities responsibly.

Please click here to download our CfL Policy

School Discipline - Excerpt from Government publication

As a parent, you should support your academy's behaviour policy. An academy with well behaved students is usually one where your child will feel safe and learn well. If your child breaks the rules, some of the sanctions they can expect are:

  • A reprimand
  • A letter to parents/carers
  • Removal from their class or group
  • Loss of break or lunchtime privileges
  • Detention

What if your child gets a detention?

After school detentions

As part of our continued drive to improve standards of behaviour at Millbrook Academy we use a number of deterrents to help students make the right choice about engaging with their learning.  One of the sanctions used is after school detentions.

Should your son/ daughter choose not to follow the academy expectations they can be issued with an after school detention. For example if a C3 is issued or they have not completed homework a detention is issued.  If this happens we will make every effort to contact you by phone and inform you of when the detention will be.  If we are unable to contact you directly we will text or email you to inform you of when the detention will take place.  Should neither of these options be possible we will inform you by sending a letter home with your son/ daughter.  It is their responsibility to deliver the letter to you.

For the greatest impact we will endeavour to place your son/ daughter in detention on the same day the issue/ incident has occurred.  New government policy does not require any notice to be given.

‘Schools don’t have to give parents notice of after school detentions or tell them why a detention has been given’, http://www.gov.uk/, Nov 2012 government policy.

Each detention lasts for 45 minutes.  Should your son/ daughter choose to disrupt the detention they will complete their time and be given an additional 1 hour detention.

Should your son/daughter fail to attend and after school detention they will be re-booked for a 1 hour detention.  Should they fail to attend again they will be issued with either a full day isolation or a fixed period exclusion.

Thank you for your support.