Encouraging good behaviour
The Academy places real emphasis on rewards. Students can earn points each week for:
- Good attendance
- Positive approach to learning
- Overall contribution to the Academy
They will then be able to choose their own rewards from an on-line catalogue which includes items from stationery to phone cards or sports equipment. Some students may choose to save their points for the end of year rewards trip or a more expensive item like an iPod.
The Academy has four basic classroom rules which are centred on:
- Respecting other people
- Behaving in a way that will lead to excellent learning
- Working hard
- Staying safe
In the first instance, students whose behaviour is of concern will be asked to discuss the issues with the member of staff and make sure that learning is completed. A range of sanctions exist for any student who continues to disrupt others’ learning.
The Academy expects that students’ conduct in the local community will be of the highest standard and reflect the Academy’s values. Any student whose behaviour in the local community brings the Academy’s name into disrepute will be dealt with very seriously.
The Academy believes that it is important to listen to the views of students. Students will be consulted as part of the Academy’s quality assurance process. There is also an opportunity for students to contribute their ideas through a student parliament.
Special Educational Needs
The Academy is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them and enables them to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
The Academy is committed to:
- Early intervention
- Promoting inclusive education
- Partnership with parents/carers and carers
- Promoting high expectations
- Equality of opportunity
- Sharing responsibility
- A continuum of high quality provision to meet all levels of need
- High quality trained staff
- Procedures which are clear and effective
- Monitoring, review and evaluation
- Partnership with young people
The Academy has a dedicated team of Intervention Tutors led by the Special Needs Co-ordinator, providing an excellent level of support.