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It is our guiding principle that children are treated with fairness and consistency. Children who are treated in this way will relate to others fairly and consistently. Adults in our school are regarded as good role models that children will willingly follow.  In 1995 the ‘Assertive Discipline’ approach was introduced to managing pupils’ behaviour and it continues to ensure excellent behaviour across the academy 19 years later.  

Our policy is regularly reviewed with staff and pupils to ensure it remains relevant and is consistently applied across the academy.  We continue to regularly revisit the principles of the approach to discipline in the academy through staff meetings and to ensure effective and consistent implementation of the approach.  Children recognise that there are consequences to any inappropriate behaviour and breaking of the academy rules.  Our rules, that have been reviewed and developed in consultation with staff and pupils, are simple and clear and easy for the children to learn.  They are displayed in all learning areas, in the dining hall and even in the corridors!     




At each stage when a child receives a warning for difficult behaviour they are asked which rule they are breaking, and reminded that they can change their behaviour. The choice to change is always theirs and staff provide the opportunity for this to happen.  We expect our pupils to use 'behaviour appropriate for learning' at all times.

Our Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants (LSAs) are valued members of our team supporting our effective approach of ‘Assertive Discipline’.  Their consistent use of rewards (caldis and stickers for good manners, use of knife and fork, house points) and sanctions supports the whole academy approach.

The Learning Lodge staff support pupils’ development, recognition and awareness of their actions and subsequent consequences of their actions on themselves and others. Pupils who are removed from the classroom complete a ‘reflection’ form and take a letter home to inform their family that they have been removed from the classroom which must be signed and returned the following day.

The consequences for not following the school rules at lunchtime are as follows:

1.    Send children to the back of the line / wait with the LSA

2.    Time out on the wall ~ 1 minute

3.    Time out on the wall ~ 5 minutes

4.    If behaviour does not improve, remain with LSA for the rest of lunchtime

5.    Seek the member of Senior Leadership Team on duty


Caldi Reward Scheme

Every time a child is seen to be following the school rules or exhibiting excellent behaviour they may be rewarded with a 'Caldi'. For every 25 Caldi's collected, there is a prize which relates to that specific amount. Children will bring their completed colouring sheet to the office and swap it for that prize!

Here is the selection of prizes on offer so far...

Number of ‘Caldis’





Pencil case




Magnetic bookmark


Pencil sharpener














‘special treat’

Do you know how many Caldi's your child has collected since September? Why not ask them - I'm sure you will be surprised!

Academy Rules

  • Be polite, kind and honest
  • Keep your comments, hands and feet to yourself
  • Listen carefully
  • Use an ‘inside’ voice
  • Walk everywhere

Code of Conduct

Governors, staff and parents have been involved in developing a code of conduct that we all follow in all that we do.  It is the mantra that we chant in our heads and informs all our decisions.

  • Respect and care for everyone
  • Respect and care for everything
  • Be the best I can be