Behaviour Overview & Expectations
Why is this important and how does it link to our values?
The academy expects all of its students to show respect to one another, to academy staff, and anyone else that they may meet. Incidents of bullying, denigration, or bringing intentional harm to other students or staff will not be tolerated. Students are ambassadors of our academy even when they are off academy premises, and we expect them to act accordingly, showcasing the core values we would like them to show.
All students are expected to obey academy rules, listen, follow instructions by staff, and accept and learn from any sanctions that they receive. This extends to any arrangements put in place to support their behaviour, such as pastoral support programmes or parenting contracts. Academy work and homework should be well presented, completed to a high standard, and handed in on time. Failure to hand in work on time will lead to disciplinary sanctions. If students are struggling to meet the requirements of their workload for any reason, they should discuss this with their subject teachers, who will work with them to draw up a support plan, if required.
Our Success Centre gives identified student’s access to mentoring and support aimed at improving behaviour and developing appropriate social skills. The Assistant Heads of House work closely with families, teachers and students to solve individual problems. This ensures that all students have the opportunity to successfully complete their Academy careers.
How does it work? Key information/structure
Below are a set of expectations we want students to follow in the academy.
- Abide by the Academy’s Behaviour for Learning Policy at all times.
- Act as positive ambassadors and representatives OSCA through their exemplary behaviour.
- Be polite and respectful to students, staff and those in the surrounding community.
- Work to the best of their ability and effort at all times, whilst allowing other pupils to do the same.
- Cooperate with other pupils and members of staff in order to create a positive learning environment.
- Be ready to learn by ensuring regular attendance to all lessons and arriving on time.
- Attend the academy with the correct equipment every day, including a pencil case and planner.
- Correctly present themselves in name of Academy’s uniform, in accordance with the Academy’s Uniform Policy.
- Respect and value the environment and their surroundings, as well as each other.
- Not act in a manner which is disruptive to the learning of others.
- Under no circumstances put the health and safety of others at risk.
Students should be on site no later than 8.30 am and recognise the importance of being on punctual for lessons. Students are recognised and rewarded for consistently being punctual and having over 98% attendance during a term.
What do I need to do? How can I find out more?
We believe that the partnership between the academy, students and parents/carers is vital. At OSCA we have several support systems in place to ensure that lines of communications are open for dialogue.
Please contact your child’s Head of House or Assistant Head of House via email or phone. In the rare event that you are unable to contact them, please leave a message with the receptionist and they will endeavour to return your call.
Meeting slots are available, but these require parents/carers to agree a time and date with relevant members of staff.