Behaviour for Learning
THE BRIDGE ACADEMY VALUES
Hard work | Integrity | Kindness
We do what it takes for as long as it takes.
We stay positive and never give up.
We never stop trying to get better.
We do the right thing, even when no-one is watching.
We are honest and do not make excuses.
We take responsibility and do our best.
We have high standards because we care.
We treat others fairly and respectfully.
Helping a member of our team is helping ourselves.
THE BRIDGE ACADEMY STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING
Behaviour for Learning
In order to ensure that our students gain the knowledge and develop the skills and behaviours they need to be successful later in life, we work with them to develop the following six Learning Habits, and we ask all staff to actively promote and model these.
Successful students never disrupt their own or others' learning. We expect there to be zero disruption in lessons, meaning that teachers can teach and students can learn. We know that when there is zero disruption in lessons, all students can make the maximum progress towards fulfilling their potential.
Deadlines and Equipment
Students who wish to be successful complete revision on time and meet all their deadlines; completing this work outside of lessons is very important to ensure the retention of key knowledge. Students who wish to succeed bring the right equipment to the Academy, for the right lessons, each day. We wish to develop our students' organisational skills for success in future life. For any important role in life, we need the right equipment and students need to make sure they provide it.
Students who wish to succeed are always on-task in every lesson and behave in a purposeful manner outside of lessons. Sometimes, it will be hard work for students to remain on task but we will remind them that they learn best when they are concentrating.
Punctuality & Attendance
Students who wish to succeed always attend and are on time. We are trusting that students will arrive at the Academy by 8:20 am each day so that they are ready for the day's learning. Students are expected to attend school every day of the Academy year. Anything less than 96% is not good enough and the Academy would expect this only to be the case for students with serious medical issues.
No Answering Back
We know that students who wish to succeed do not answer back and trust that teachers' instructions are to help them be successful. We know it is important that students learn self-discipline. If an adult tells a student to do something, we expect students to trust staff and never question an adult's decision anywhere in the Academy.
Students who wish to succeed wear perfect uniform. It is important that our students contribute to our Academy's common routines. It is important all members of our Academy are treated fairly.
Each day, every student is awarded 3 Achievement Points to recognise our high expectations that they will come to school on time, demonstrate their commitment to the six Learning Habits, and work hard throughout the day.
If a student receives a correction or is late, they will lose a point.
Every week, students with the full 15 achievement points will receive a text home, informing parents of their achievement.
At the end of each half term, students who have the highest numbers of Achievement Points will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate recognising their high total scores as well as a badge to display on their blazers.
At the End of each half term the Tutor group with the highest AP will earn a pizza party.
The students with the top Achievement Point scores across the school will also have their names displayed in our Central Square.
At the end of each term, individuals with the highest Achievement Points will earn a place on a rewards trip.
In line with the Academy's core value of Kindness, we operate a zero-tolerance approach to bullying.
Bullying is defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. We will encourage students to tell us about incidents that happen inside and outside the Academy and take steps to address the situation so that it is tackled promptly.
THE MAIN TYPES OF BULLYING CAN BE:
- Physical (hitting, kicking, theft).
- Verbal (name-calling, racial remarks).
- Indirect (spreading rumours, excluding someone from social groups).
- Cyberbullying (social network, texting).
Students who have been bullied will be supported by:
- Being offered an immediate opportunity to discuss the experience with a form tutor, or member of staff of their choice.
- Being reassured.
- Being offered continuous support and/or a programme of confidence and self-esteem building.
- Having the Academy work with them to restore their confidence and self-esteem.
I am very much aware that bullying is dealt with effectively at Bridge – I was really impressed by how seriously it was taken.
PARENT OF YEAR 8 CHILD