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. Rules and expectations are established at the start of the year within each class.
Our emphasis is on rewarding positive behaviour. 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. We also have a policy on bullying, so that any incidents are dealt with immediately.
To encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work, we have devised a reward system which is consistently followed throughout the school. We are committed to praising children’s efforts and when they are demonstrating our 9 Habits. We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during group work, in front of the whole class and the whole school.
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 and habit points. Children’s achievements are recognised during our weekly celebration assemblies where one child from each class receive a habit badge. Phase Leaders also carry out a Phase Reward assembly at the end of each half term where the children's achievements are acknowledged and rewarded.