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The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students. Several of these policies set out expectations about good behaviour. This means that everyone feels safe and can learn.
Good behaviour includes good learning behaviour around the Academy and in lessons and also rules about communication and behaving appropriately towards other students and staff. We look carefully at, for example, the appropriate use of ICT, anti-bullying and any learning, medical, emotional or social needs which may contribute to behavioural patterns.
We have a dedicated pastoral team which dedicates itself to fostering good standards of behaviour, maintaining routines for good behaviour and intervening and investigating any incidents where behaviour falls below the standard expected. We also invest in counselling and life coaches as well as a well-designed curriculum to assist pupils to understand and develop appropriate behaviour.
Regular attendance is also a vital part of securing student welfare. Students at the Academy have an excellent attendance record. In order to best ensure the welfare of students, attendance is checked every morning and afternoon for every student and contact should be made with parents and carers where there is non-attendance. In order to support the Academy, we request that parents or carers contact the Academy by 9am by telephone in the event of absence.
Appropriate medical care is provided during normal academy hours by our Health Officer. Many members of staff are trained in first aid.
Our policies related to welfare and behaviour can be found on the links below.
Student welfare contacts
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the welfare of any student or about behaviour issues please make immediate contact on 01375 484580 or by email.
First contact for behaviour issues:
- Mr. P Earey (director of the pastoral team) on firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Ms. N Tree (assistant director of the pastoral team) on email@example.com
- You may also contact Mr J Maxted (assistant principal) on firstname.lastname@example.org
First contact for attendance issues: Miss J Stone (Director of attendance). Please contact by telephone and select the attendance option or speak to any member of the office staff.
First contact for health issues: Mrs K Doran (health officer) on email@example.com.