At Swindon Academy, we expect all of our students to behave in a way that contributes to great learning and outstanding lessons. Our Behaviour for Learning Policy (B4L) is a clear and robust system intended to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to learn in lessons that are undisturbed, highly challenging and inspiring for all. The B4L policy, along with the Code of Conduct, sets out our expectations very clearly so that students can learn and make progress without being disturbed by poor behaviour or low level disruption.
The Behaviour for Learning (B4L) policy applies to all lessons. Students that misbehave in a lesson and break the code of conduct will receive a sanction.
- For the first misbehaviour, students receive a verbal warning (W1) from the class teacher, which will also be recorded on a whiteboard in the classroom.
- A second misbehaviour results in a child receiving a R2. This means the student will spend the rest of the day in the RZone until 4.30pm. The student will be asked to leave the lesson by the teacher. The student is expected to arrive at 'check in' within 5 minutes. (Failure to do this will result in the student being sent home and expected to return with their parents for a meeting,which is followed by a complete day in the Rzone).
In the RZone students will complete work related to their timetabled lesson. Pupils will work independently and in silence at all times. A reconciliation discussion will take place between the pupil and the member of staff whose lesson they disrupted, facilitated by a College Manager. The Code of Conduct applies at all times when in the RZone. Failure to follow the Code of Conduct in the RZone will result in the student receiving a fixed term exclusion of 1 day. More information about behaviour incidents and how they are dealt with are covered in the Parent Handbook.
Mobile Phones: See it, Hear it, Lose it
Students are permitted to bring mobile phones and electrical devices into school but do so at their own risk.
Students are permitted to bring mobile phones and electrical devices to school, but do so at their own risk. Students are only allowed to use their phones at break and lunch times in the canteen and covered area outside. While students are in the building, we operate a See it, Hear it, Lose it policy. This also applies to lesson changeover where students may have to walk through outside areas of the school. Students are expected to turn off and put away all electrical devices and accessories. If a teacher sees or hears a device it is confiscated and stored in main reception and can be collected by parents daily or by students on a Friday, at the end of the school day. Failure to hand over a mobile phone within 10 minutes of the initial request will result in the pupil being sent home. Parents can return the pupil to the Academy and place them into the RZone, if before 11.50am on the same day. If this is not possible, they will return to the Academy the next day and will be placed into the RZone by their parent/carer, following a meeting with a College Manager. Refusal to attend the RZone will result in a 1-day exclusion.