Expectations and Values

Expectations and values

  1. All students to achieve a minimum of ‘Accepting the Challenge’ for their attendance and in every lesson.

  2. Be held responsible for their own behavior.

  3. Be given time between each step to make the right choice.

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Every students at BSCA deserves the opportunity to achieve their excellence. Excellence means their very best and during national lockdown 3 we have continued to reflect on our practices throughout school, in particular the culture we want to create at BSCA so students can be the best that they can.

Excellence is a strong word to use and is very difficult to achieve and so we see this as our responsibility to teach students how to be excellent, how to be the best that they can be in all aspects of school life, including uniform and behaviour in and out of the classroom.

 

‘Good schools teach students how to behave.’

 

Using our ‘Steps to Success’ behaviour model, all students will be taught key important learning behaviours in their lessons that will allow them to develop into successful learners. These skills are underpinned by our strong school values:

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Students demonstrating their very best will be awarded in their lessons with a ‘Determination to Succeed’ and we will continue to recognise these students using text, emails, post cards, social media, phone calls, RISE and school assemblies. Students will be recognised in the following ways:

 

  • 1 x determination to succeed = 10 believe points on the school reward system
  • 1 x accept the challenge  = 3 believe points on the school reward system
  • 3 x  determination to succeed in a day = positive text sent home
  • 5+ determination to succeed in a day = head teacher postcard sent home
  • Most determination to succeed per week in each year group= Student of the Week. Celebrated in the school bulletin and through RISE recognition and a certificate in year assemblies
  • Most determination to succeed per week throughout school = Head teacher hot chocolate award

Staff are also now encouraged to make at least one positive call home a day to parents of a deserved student.

The minimum expectation is that all students will ‘Accept the Challenge’ in every lesson and work towards the learning behaviours that will make them successful learners.

Students who do not meet this expectation and disrupt the learning of others through selfish and disrespectful behaviours will be challenged. Parents will receive a text/ email home through the school gateway. We kindly ask parents to support school by having a conversation with their child at home about how they conduct themselves in the classroom and how the correct behaviours will have a positive impact of their learning.

Should a student receive a selfish behaviour, they will be buddied into another classroom to avoid the situation escalating further and given the opportunity to reflect and correct their behaviour choices.

Should a student receive a disrespectful because they are in severe breach of the school code of conduct and school values, they will be placed immediately in support centre until the end of the next social time (break, lunch or after school).  Once the student has demonstrated they are ready to return to mainstream by meeting the expectations of support centre, they will be allowed to return to their lessons.

For the vast majority of our students, the changes will have no direct impact on them because they continue to demonstrate our school values of Believe, Strive, Care and Achieve. These changes are about driving higher standards at BSCA and this is the right thing to do for all our students as they deserve the opportunities to be the best that they can. For some and a small minority, these changes will be a challenge. It is a challenge that all students are capable of and one they must work hard to overcome.

Mr. Whittaker

 

Behaviour Policies

Management and Motivation Policy

Management and Motivation Policy 2020 - Covid19 Addendum

Anti-Bullying Policy 

 

Home-Academy agreement

This is an agreement explaining the school's aims and values, its responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil's parents, and what’s expected of pupils. Home-Academy agreements provide a framework for the development of such a partnership. The contents of the agreement will clarify what the school is trying to achieve, and the agreement will set out the role of the school, parents and pupils in this vital partnership.

STUDENT AGREEMENT – BSCA has high expectations for all student behaviour in and around the school building. BSCA will not accept inappropriate behaviour that affects the education and well-being of others. Students who fall below our expectations will be sanctioned in accordance with procedures in the management and engagement policy.

Respect #care

Treat other students and staff with respect and show care and consideration to everyone in school.

Respect yourself by adopting a healthy lifestyle and staying safe.

Attendance #strive

Attend school every day, arrive on time and to each lesson.

Be work ready with books, homework, school planner and equipment for the day.

Be proud #strive

Wear the correct uniform and take pride in your appearance.

Remember you are an ambassador for BSCA.

Take pride in your and others’ achievements.

Good behaviour #believe

Behave responsibly when in and outside school.

Always try your best in lessons.

Follow health and safety procedures to keep yourselves and others’ safe.

Homework #achieve

Try your best and complete homework and coursework on time.

Ask for help when you need it.

Enrichment #care

Take part in school activities, clubs, fundraising and visits to expand your knowledge, skills and experiences outside the classroom.

No mobiles #believe

Ensure all mobile devices are switched off when entering the school grounds and throughout the day.

 

 

 

  

PARENTS and CARERS AGREEMENT – BSCA sees parents/ carers as important partners in encouraging good student behaviour and attendance. BSCA needs parents/ carers to support school and work in partnership with us to help your child achieve. This involves

Safe environment #care

Ensure your child keeps themselves safe and does not harm others’.

Keep school informed of any circumstances that may affect your child’s safety, learning and mental wellbeing in school.

Attendance #strive

Ensure your child attends school each day and on time.

Inform school on the first day of your child’s illness, and in advance for any other reason for absence.

Prevent disruption to your child’s education by only taking holidays during the school holidays.

Be proud #strive

Ensure your child wears the correct uniform, completes their homework on time and brings the appropriate equipment to school each day.

Support and praise your child.

Take pride in their achievements.

Work together #achieve

Support your child in their learning by providing time and space to work at home.

Attend parents’ evenings and other meetings about your child’s progress.

Christian ethos #care

Support the Christian ethos, values and standards of the school.

Good behaviour #believe

Support the school’s behaviour policy, including sanctions and rewards.

No mobiles #believe

Support schools no mobile phone policy and any sanctions that are put in place when not followed.

Enrichment #care

Encourage your child to join in enrichment activities provided by school, at school and outside school.

 

 

ACADEMY AGREEMENT

Safe environment #care

Provide a safe and happy environment where students have the opportunity to develop personally, physically, socially, academically and spiritually.

Teaching and learning #achieve

Provide a relevant curriculum with a wide range of learning experiences to meet the differing needs of individuals and high standards of teaching.

Life-long skills #care

Foster in each student a joy for learning, and a recognition that education is a lifelong process in order to make a full and rewarding contribution to the community.

Caring community #care

Develop a caring community in which each person is encouraged to demonstrate care and respect for everyone and to develop self-respect and discipline.

Christian ethos #care

Create a Christian ethos in which everyone is equally valued as a member of the BSCA family.

Reward and recognition #achieve

Recognise and reward student progress and achievements.

Expectations #believe

Make clear our expected standards of conduct and appearance.

Work together #achieve

Work in partnership with parents through regular contact and reporting.