At St Edward’s Church of England Academy, it is our primary aim that every member of our community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well within a climate of mutual trust and respect. St Edward’s Academy is founded on Christian values and we exist to educate young people towards excellence in all dimensions of their lives, recognising the uniqueness of each and the equality of all.
Our mission is to ensure that every student is enabled to be the very best that they can be. This is achieved within a climate of high expectation in every aspect of school life. Of course, these ideals begin with the adults and teachers working in the school. For this reason, it is incumbent upon all staff to model these high expectations relentlessly and at every opportunity.
The mnemonic HOPE is how we demonstrate and communicate what we expect of all in our school community: humanity, optimism, perseverance and excellence.
to ensure the school is a safe and supportive environment for all
to ensure that all members of the school community are shown respect and show respect for others
to enable all students to develop into independent and resilient learners who take responsibility for their own progress and achievement and understand their responsibilities to behave in ways which allow everyone to learn and achieve their best
to encourage a positive approach to behaviour by good example and praise and reward for good behaviour
to ensure that the environment, curriculum, and other factors within the Academy’s control are monitored to promote good behaviour
to ensure that where behaviour falls short of accepted standards, procedures are followed and sanctions are applied fairly and consistently
Code of Conduct
Teachers are expected to enforce the following Code of Conduct at all times in lessons and around the school. Similarly, parents are expected to support the school and their children in meeting these expectations. There is a system of rewards to recognise where students consistently meet our expectations and sanctions will be applied where these expectations are not met.
I will be respectful of difference and diversity.
I will consistently show thoughtfulness to others.
I will behave safely at all times.
I will treat everyone and everything with respect.
I will show zest and curiosity, I will have a thirst for knowledge and skills and be a valued member of the community.
I will believe that we can all learn and contribute to making the world a better place.
I will participate fully in lessons and learning opportunities.
I will attend school every day on time and be on time for my lessons.
I will strive to reach my goals.
I will be resilient, independent and positive in finding ways to overcome any barriers to my success.
I will demonstrate a commitment to success.
I will aspire and strive to excellent in all that I do.
I will consistently have a positive impact on other people and do my best at all times
I will be proud of myself, my school, my work, my appearance, my friends and my family.
I will be proud of my history and my environment.
I will be a role model to other young people.
As a community it is essential that we recognise that our Behaviour Policy must apply to the behaviour of all its members and to all adults (teachers, other staff, parents/ carers and visitors) as well as to our students. Only by example can we teach and demand good standards of behaviour from those whose education is entrusted to us.
The development of excellent relationships and high levels of trust are crucial to creating the conditions in which positive attitudes prevail. All staff must adopt our agreed schoolwide, clear and concise discipline and rewards procedures.
Further information is available in the attached documents.