Behaviour & Rewards
All members of the Academy community are expected to behave towards one another in a polite, caring and respectful manner showing consideration for one another's feelings.
Our 'Good to be Green' behaviour system is used consistently throughout the school to encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work. We are committed to praising children’s efforts. We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during group work, in front of the whole class and the whole school. Our emphasis is on rewarding positive behaviour and attitudes to learning, however, an important aspect of our partnership with parents/carers is informing them if their child's behaviour is unacceptable and sharing responsibility for that behaviour
Children are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but for good behaviour, general adherence to the school or class rules and positive learning behaviour. Rewards are given in the form of stickers, certificates, letters home and House Points. Children’s achievements are also recognised during our weekly Golden Award Assembly.
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils and students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our Academy, whether it is in the Academy or on off-site activities. If bullying does occur, all pupils and students should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING Academy. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff. We are working with the anti-bullying alliance to ensure that we are at the forefront of educational thinking when it comes to preventing and dealing with issues of bullying.
One theme evident in all research is that schools are much more effective in dealing with issues if parents engage with the school, so that we can all work in the best interests of the child.