We want all students to enjoy their time at the Academy and to achieve their full potential. Our inclusive, caring environment promotes positive behaviour and self-discipline. We expect the behaviour and attitudes of students in classrooms and around the campus to promote their learning and the learning of others. Using the Pivotal Curriculum, Behaviour for Learning ensures students are learning at all times and places great emphasis on praise and the recognition of the student’s achievements and success across the Academy.
Everything we do at the Academy ties into our CARE values (Calm, Aspiration, Respect, Engaged) we expect our students to demonstrate these values in day to day life at the Academy, as well as in their home life out of school. To download a copy of the Home/Academy partnership that explores these values in greater depth please click here.
The Academy promotes high standards of learning through positive recognition, in return, we expect the very highest standards from all our students. Students’ achievements are recognised in a variety of areas such as regular and improving attendance, high levels of punctuality, demonstrating over and above behaviours, outstanding academic success, extra-curricular participation and community or voluntary work. Through the Academy’s house system, students will be awarded house points for excellent work, effort and for going ‘above and beyond’ in the day to day aspects of school life.
Successes are celebrated in a variety of ways, ranging from verbal praise, meetings with parents/carers, praise postcards, letters, texts, emails and phone calls home, to more formal events such as Awards Assemblies and Graduation Ceremonies.
The Academy values students varied contributions and encourages students to take up positions of responsibility within its Student Leadership Programme which starts in Year 7 and includes all year groups.
To ensure students in the academy achieve their full potential we endeavour to ensure their learning environment is always in line with our CARE values. In the event of any undesirable behaviours students will follow a series of consequences. Using Classcharts, students will be issued a detention by subject staff who will call home to discuss the reasons for a detention in further detail and to involve parents/carers in setting targets for improvement.