Our approach to behaviour and discipline can be described as “tough love”. We operate a firm but fair approach. We apply this rigorously, robustly and consistently. We want to make sure that disruptive behaviour by the few does not damage the achievements of the many. The Codes of Conduct for Staff and Pupils and the Home-School Agreement set out our expectations clearly.
Rewards and Sanctions
Every pupil is special and we regularly identify, reward and celebrate their many successes. These successes can be in any aspect of Academy life. They include rewards for regular attendance, outstanding achievement or making a good contribution to the local community.
We use a wide range of rewards, ranging from simply saying “Well done!” to issuing certificates and prizes. We hold regular celebration assemblies and special events, such as the annual presentation evening, to celebrate the achievements of our pupils.
If standards at the Academy are to be maintained, it is equally important to have a clear, consistent sanctions system. Pupils who demonstrate disruptive behaviour in class and fail to respond positively to verbal warnings will be removed from the lesson and referred to the Impact Centre, where they will complete reflection sheets and undertake additional work. Parents will be notified and, at the end of the day, the pupil is expected to engage in a restorative conversation with the teacher.