Maltings Academy is committed to the very highest standards of behaviour. The Academy will stop at nothing to fulfil its promise that no child’s progress will ever be negatively impacted by the behaviour of others. It is every child’s right to study in an environment that is safe, respectful and purposeful.
Where students are unable to adhere to these expectations, there will be both sanction and support. The Academy believes sanctions help students to understand that they have fallen below our expectations and it believes that with our support they will be able to better shape their future choices.
At Maltings Academy we appreciate the close link between student behaviour and student progress. Behaviour for Learning is a key focus within the Academy as we endeavour to help students become successful, respectful learners who demonstrate the courage to rise to challenges and the resilience not to falter when tasks are tough. We want our students to be ready to embrace their own learning opportunities with a “can do” positive mindset and allow others to do the same. Essentially, we want an Academy in which students’ behaviour not only allows learning to take place but also promotes learning. To this end our policy is driven by two key objectives:
To ensure that teachers and students can work in safe, ordered and focused behaviour for learning environments through the implementation of the 4-point plan-ROSE (recognition of positive behaviour) and the internal SRC room (used to address behaviour that is not conducive to positive learning outcomes) through restorative coaching conversations and self-reflection tasks.
To ensure that students appreciate how they can maximise their own learning potential by demonstrating positive learning behaviours.
GENERAL BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS
Arrive to lesson on time, in full uniform and fully equipped to learn
Remain ready and focused on their learning throughout the duration of the lesson
Be respectful of everyone within our school community and of our environment
Take opportunities to learn independently and collaboratively as guided by their teacher
Be prepared to try new challenges and resilient when they find something difficult and fail occasionally
Share their ideas and remain receptive to the ideas of others
Recognise that everyone has a right to learn and succeed
Behave in a respectful manner towards staff and peers
Demonstrate resilience when overcoming obstacles and learn from their mistakes
Complete all work tasks to a standard that reveals their pride and commitment to learning
Refrain from eating chewing gum anywhere on site
Refrain from eating in class/corridors or drinking anything other than water in classrooms
Ensure that all electronic devices are switched off and kept out of sight throughout the day
Ensure that they follow all COVID Health and Safety measures implemented by the Academy
Welcome and greet students at the beginning of every lesson at their door
Facilitate a safe, calm and purposeful learning environment
Establish clear classroom routines and behaviour expectations and revisit them regularly
Create a focused start to learning with a knowledge retrieval starter activity followed by a visual aid to the learning journey and purpose of the lesson
Take time to build positive relationships within the Academy
Celebrate and value success both within and beyond the classroom
Seek to de-escalate any incidents of poor behaviour by adopting a calm and reasoned, restorative coaching approach
Use agreed Academy procedures to challenge disruptive behaviour or poor attitudes to learning
Instill a sense of pride in positive achievement
Acknowledge good effort, improved performance and positive behaviour, aiming for a ratio of 4- 1 between positive and negative feedback
Treat each student equitably
Ensure that they follow all COVID Health and Safety measures implemented by the Academy.
The full behaviour policy document can be found here