At Castle Manor Academy we have incredibly high expectations of our students and we look to ensure that students display our PROUD values in every aspect of school life. You can find out more about our approach in these sections:
At Castle Manor Academy we encourage students to be both Motivated and Aspirational whilst living and demonstrating the values of the school.Rewarding students is important to us and all members of the Academy. We encourage positive, motivated and aspirational behaviour always, and we recognise and reward students daily that are living the CMA Way.
It is important that recognition and rewards should always outnumber sanctions and that recognition for good work or behaviour should be given as often as possible. Recognition should always be given in equal measure to all students and we fully support the idea of ‘intrinsic motivation’ where students should be encouraged to succeed ‘for their own sake’ rather than necessarily for any tangible reward.
PROUD Points’ are awarded through and can be awarded for the following:
- Excellent attendance and punctuality
- Having a consistently good attitude to learning
- Excellent class work and homework
- Positive contribution in lessons
- Being a positive role model to other students
- Making progress in assessments and examinations
- Contributing to the Academy community through extra-curricular activities
- Demonstrating our PROUD Values
Students will be recognised and rewarded through various means, including but not limited to:
- Recognition Assemblies
- PROUD Points
- Phone calls home
- Emails to parents
- Letters to Parents
- Recognition Badges - Subject Ambassadors / House badges / Student parliament / House captains / Sports captains
- Work Hard / Be Kind award
- Headteacher commendations
- End of year prize giving
Each academic year students will have the opportunity to achieve the PROUD Award. The PROUD Award is our highest recognition and therefore will be advertised throughout our community as such.
Each half term will focus on one element of PROUD. Students will be offered six tasks of which they will have to complete three. Students will put together evidence of their completion and will show their tutor for the recognition. Their tutor will then pass the information to their Achievement Leader where they will present them with their badge for that element in the recognition assembly that half term.
Students who achieve all the elements of PROUD will be invited to the PROUD awards celebration event at the end of the academic year where they will be rewarded for their hard work and excellence throughout the school year.
Consequence 2: The “On Call” member of staff is called to speak to the student outside of the classroom to remind them of our expectations. A note is made in their Student Organiser, a text is sent home and the student is placed in the afterschool detention that day for 30 minutes. If a student receives 2 x C2s in one day they are placed in the afterschool detention for 1 hour. If a student walks out of the lesson after receiving a C2 then the consequence will be escalated to a C3. If there is a support plan in place, then the escalation will be considered by the ON Call member of staff and will either be upheld or adjusted. The class teacher will record this and the reasons on Go4Schools; the On-call member of staff will inform the student and add a note in the student organiser.
Consequence 3: The student is removed from the classroom by the “On Call” member of staff and is taken to the R&R due to Covid restrictions. A note is made in the Student Organiser, a text will be sent home and the student is placed in the afterschool detention that day for 1 hour. The class teacher will make a call home to the student’s parent to report the incident and a discussion between the curriculum leader and class teacher will occur to see if any further decisions need to be made. All to be recorded on CPOMS as parental contact.
Immediate 30-minute and 60-minute detentions (LT30/LT60): If it is deemed necessary, Achievement Leaders and Core Leadership Team members will issue an immediate 30-minute or 60-minute detention. This can be applied at any time of the day and in any arena.
Accumulation of Consequences: If a student accrues more than 60 minutes of consequences in one day, then they are to be placed in the grey room for the remainder of the day and then complete a 60-minute detention that evening.
Removal and Internal/External Exclusion: If a possible serious breach or persistent breaches of our expectations occur, the student is removed from the classroom to the Reflect and Resolve room where the incident is investigated and may result in internal or external exclusion. Contact is made with home as soon as possible by either the On Call member of staff or the LM supporting, and for external exclusions a readmission meeting will be held with a member of the leadership team prior to a return to lessons.
Bullying has many different forms and is unacceptable at Castle Manor Academy. The Academy’s definition for bullying is when someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it even when they’ve been told it is unkind and the effect their actions can have.
We are a “telling school”. We expect students to report any issues related to bullying. If issues are not reported we are powerless as a school to act. The Academy’s definitions of acts that are rude, mean and bullying are shown below:
All reports of bullying are investigated fully by the Learning Mentor Team and all reports are logged. After each investigation and where necessary a suitable punishment is given to the perpetrator(s). Depending on the nature of the incident, and its classification, the punishments can range from restorative justice to formal exclusion.
For serious, extreme and/or repeat offences permanent exclusion may follow.
Note – The Academy retains the right to report incidents to the Police. Bullying and other negative acts committed via social media will be investigated where possible but the school is not always able to issue sanctions for incidents if they happen outside of school.