Expectations

We expect our students to be successful, whether that success is academic, sporting or in the contribution made to the wider life of the academy community. We expect the highest standards of behaviour and commitment to individual student success.

We will place great value on ensuring that your child becomes a responsible and conscientious adult. We believe that your child and our staff have the right to feel happy, supported and safe. We expect respect and regard for one another as members of the Academy and of the larger community and good manners and politeness will be important qualities in our students.

Everyone is expected to make a positive contribution to Academy life. Our code of conduct outlines our high expectations with regard to teaching and learning, behaviour and appearance. Your child is required to wear our official Academy uniform at all times.

Our aim for your child is to ensure that they will make the most of their individual abilities. Our highly qualified teachers and support staff will be dedicated to delivering an inspiring education that motivates your child, raises standards and provides a range of opportunities for future development into further and higher education or training.

Recognition and Rewards

We strive for excellence and aim to recognise student achievement throughout the Academy and at every level. During all key stages students will be rewarded for a wide range of achievements, including academic success, sporting excellence and good attendance. Celebrating success motivates and inspires high standards of student achievement and self discipline.

Achievement

Consett Academy’s definition of good behaviour is:

“Students demonstrate respect for themselves and all others while embracing the challenges of learning”

Consett Academy aims to develop in its students the ability to exercise self-discipline and procedures are designed to this end.

Rewarding Good Behaviour

High levels of motivation should be developed in various ways. In particular, the achievements and contributions of pupils, both as individuals and groups, should be recognised and commended. The Academy uses ClassCharts to monitor student behaviour. Parents have access to their own child’s profile. This profile shows the positive rewards and also the areas that the Academy do not deem acceptable behaviour. This can be done using:-

  • individual praise - eg. in private; in assembly; in class
  • the awarding of achievement points
  • mention in Academy periodicals such as newsletters, student views etc.
  • awarding of prizes
  • presentation of Achievement Certificates
  • classroom teacher commendation to the SLT, Head of Department, Achievement Leader

Rewards Schemes - ClassCharts Reward Store

The rewards schemes reflect the Academy principles of Inclusion, Progression and Excellence and are awarded through spendable positivies being used to purchase items from the Reward Store:

These rewards include:

  • Queue jumper lunch pass
  • Sweet treats
  • Stickers
  • Equipment
  • Hot Chocolate Friday
  • Days out
  • Activity sessions within the Academy
  • Certificates

In each case, the students who are eligible for these rewards must demonstrate good attendance and good behaviour both in and out of the classroom.

Golden Moments

All staff have been overwhelmed with the way in which our students have embraced these ever uncertain and changing days and we would like to thank all students/parents and carers for their understanding, patience and their commitment to learning from home. On a daily basis it is our aim to amend our Directors Golden Tickets to Golden Moments from home and to share examples of students resourcefulness, diligence and commitment from across all year groups and subjects.

These could be anything from photos of students work, students working with parents, study place at home, videos, etc, etc, etc………… All examples can be emailed to staff and will be collated and shared with you.