At Swindon Academy, we expect all of our students to behave in a way that contributes to great learning and good lessons. Our Behaviour for Learning Policy 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 class room.
- A second misbehaviour means that a child will receive 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 'chek 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.
Students are permitted to bring mobile phones and electrical devices into school but do so at their own risk.
While students are in the building during the academy day, from 8.20am - 3.35pm, (including during detention) we operate a See it, Hear it, Lose it policy. All students are expected to turn off and put away all electrical devices and accessories. If a teacher sees or hears a device it will be confiscated and stored in main reception. Parents / carers can collect these daily from main reception or students can collect these on a Friday at the end of the school day. Students are only allowed to use their phones at break and lunch times in the outside areas. If a student decides to bring these items into school then it is the student's responsibility to look after them.