Student Expectations

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