Attitude to Learning
The academy has expectations that are shared between the staff and students so that all students have a right to learn and all staff have a right to facilitate learning:
- To always treat others fairly and with respect
- To take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others
- To look after and respect the school environment and resources
- To be on time and prepared for learning
- To be actively involved and proud of themselves and the Ormiston Chadwick Academy community
At times it is necessary to issue sanctions to students who do not demonstrate a positive attitude to learning, these may include the following:
- 15 minute detention for failure to bring full equipment on any day
- 30 minute detention for failure to bring in homework
- Uniform to be corrected, shoes provided if inappropriate footwear is worn
- Detaining a student at break, lunch or after school
- Verbal warning may be used in class to make it clear the student’s attitude needs to improve
- Removal to a ‘Cooling Off’ may be used in class which means a student is asked to leave the class and work with another teacher
- 20 negative behaviour points in a term to resulting in a Form Tutor or Progress Leader report card.
All negative attitudes to learning and sanctions are recorded on Class Charts which is the school’s electronic recording system.
What can I do to help?
- Ensure that your child comes to school every day, on time, in the correct uniform and with basic equipment such as their pen, pencil, ruler and planner
- Let the school know about any issues that might affect your child’s learning
- Support your child in homework and other opportunities for home learning and sign their student planner each week
- Be involved in discussions regarding your child’s progress and attend Parent’s Evening/Progress Days