Our Promise:

To ensure that young people are confident, employable and have the knowledge and skills to challenge received wisdom.

We will ensure children enjoy a curriculum and range of experiences that develops their aspirations, confidence, and independence.  Enabling them to become active members of society with the skills confidence, knowledge and experience to actively engage in social debate and discussion.

How we will achieve this:

Deliver a wide and varied curriculum experience that engages pupils and students, supporting their gregarious and inquisitive interests.  Ensuring that all children are provided access to a broad range of experiences and opportunities designed to develop character and resilience.
Deliver a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum that promotes, empathy, compassion, and understanding.  Promote British values by active engagement.  Moreover, develop a programme that gives pupils and students the scientific evaluative skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding, to engage in discourse and debate with those in authority.

Establish good manners, reliability and punctuality. Underpin this in the first instance by a robust behaviour support and guidance system that also rewards those who succeed or improve.

Behaviour

We consistently encourage good standards of behaviour in our academy. Children are praised and rewarded appropriately and there are very good relationships between staff and children. Children are rewarded each week for good attitudes and behaviour.  Academy and classroom rules are made in discussion with the children, for the safety and well-being of all pupils.  These are taught and implemented by all staff as part of a positive and consistent whole school approach to discipline.  If any disciplinary problems arise, we act, as far as possible, in the manner of the good parent.  Parents will be told of any significant problems that their child may be experiencing and invited to discuss and agree supportive strategies.

Golden Tickets are given out to children who are seen independently following the academy’s Golden Rules. The children can then choose a reward which involves helping someone in school.

We also celebrate positive learning behaviours such as perseverance, independence and resilience. We reward these behaviours for pupils regardless of ability as these qualities are the foundations for life- long learning and achievement.

The Golden Rules                                                                        The Learning Behaviour Hats

We are gentle                                                                                 Co-operative

We are kind and helpful                                                               Motivate                                 

We look after property                                                                 Independent

We are honest                                                                               Resilient

We listen                                                                                   

We work hard     

 Rainbow Pledges

Rainbow Pledges allows pupils to be aware of and gain recognition for achievements beyond the curriculum and to support pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life at an age appropriate level. These in turn build confidence, knowledge and resilience, developing responsible, respectful and active citizens able to play their part and to become actively involved in public life as adults. This also develops pupils’ understanding of Fundamental British values, democracy, and liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance and develops pupils’ character and personal qualities. These will be celebrated and rewarded termly.

These achievements will be recognised through a series of pledges, these are:

(Red) Extra Curricular: I will regularly attend an extra-curricular club (this can either be at school or outside of school)

(Yellow) Home Learning: I regularly complete my home learning challenges (this includes homework, reading at home and children choosing to bring in work done at home).

(Pink) Healthy Living: I show by my words and actions that I know how to keep myself healthy.

(Green) The Environment: I show by my words and actions that I care about the environment.

(Purple) Citizenship: Both within the school and the local community I am a respectful, active citizen and make a positive contribution to society.

(Orange) Leadership: I show by my words and actions that I am a leader and positive role model to others.

(Blue) Democracy: I am aware of and have respect for similarities and differences in others and show this in my words and actions.

Anti- Bullying School

In our academy we tackle bullying by trying to stop it happening in the first place and by handling it fairly and effectively if it does.  Bullying is unkind behaviour, which can include physical hurting and leaving people out as well as making fun of people and name calling.  But not all unkind behaviour is bullying.  The key things that turn unkindness into bullying are:

  • It does not happen once: it goes on over time and happens again and again, maybe every day.
  • It is deliberate and not accidental.
  • It is unfair: the person doing the bullying is stronger, bigger or part of a larger group.

We accept that children will sometimes fall out with friends or say unkind things when they are angry.  Through our PHSE curriculum, children develop the skills, understanding and confidence to treat others fairly and with kindness, and to recognise and act if they see or experience bullying.