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Rewards & Sanctions

The Academy believes that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, good behaviour in all aspects of Academy life is necessary. The Academy seeks to create a caring learning environment by:

  • Promoting good behaviour and discipline at all times
  • Promoting self-esteem, self-discipline and a proper regard for authority and positive relationships based on mutual respect
  • Ensuring fairness of treatment for all and accepting their differences
  • Encouraging consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour
  • Providing a safe environment free from disruption and bullying


The Academy employs a number of sanctions to ensure good behaviour


Teacher detention - 15/30 minutes

Subject Area detention – 60 minutes

Co-ordinators detention – 90 minutes

Senior leadership Team detention - 120 minutes

Student referral centre (SRC)

The Student referral centre is a provision the Academy has put in place as a way of helping to prevent exclusions and to further improve behaviour.

For more serious infringements of the Academy Behaviour Policy students will work in the SRC, under the supervision of the SRC manager, in isolation from Academy routines.

Student Rewards

The central aim of rewards is to encourage, manage and sustain good behaviour and positive achievement in all aspects of Academy life. The system is communicated to students in their planners and data is recorded on Bromcom.

Teachers can award students for their achievement pastorally and in the curriculum.

Pastoral Rewards

Tutors are required to reward students who meet all Academy expectations in a week. This award is the equivalent of  5 Harris Points and should only be issued if the student meets all of the following weekly requirements.

  • Planner in order and fully signed,
  • All equipment,
  • No negatives,
  • Perfect uniform,
  • 100% attendance,
  • 100% punctuality.

Further, students with 100% attendance for each term will be awarded with a certificate.


Curricular Rewards

Students who achieve a high standard of work and/or display high standards of effort/contribution in a lesson can be recognised and rewarded by teachers in the form of one Harris Point per lesson.

After each assessment cycle each teacher should review students’ progress and attainment and award students who have made good progress and/or achieved their target grade. Each student should be awarded 20 Harris points.

Each term each HOS will nominate the top three students from each Faculty/Year who have made the most effort or achieved the best result in the subject. Each student should be awarded 50 Harris points and will be a presented with a certificate.


Principal’s Commendations

These are special awards given out at the Principal's discretion. Students will have been seen to make an outstanding contribution to the Academy.