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Discipline with Dignity

The Academy needs to have a series of core values that are commonly shared and enable staff to use their discretion reflecting their skills, personality and qualities, but within a framework of consistency.

These values are underpinned by our school behaviour model which is built upon the principles of ‘Discipline with Dignity’.

Guiding Principles – Discipline with Dignity:

  • Value 1 - There is no quick fix to establishing outstanding behaviour. Effective discipline is about teaching children about taking responsibility.
  • Value 2 - Stop doing things that are ineffective.
  • Value 3 - Do not treat every student the same. Be fair and consistent, but take into account individual student’s track record.
  • Value 4 - Rules must make sense.
  • Value 5 - Model what you expect.
  • Value 6 - We should give the opportunity for students to take responsibility.
  • Value 7 - Confront misbehaviour with dignity and authority.
  • Value 8 - Be persistent when setting sanctions.
  • Value 9 - Be willing to discuss issues surrounding misbehaviour.
  • Value 10 - Try to get the decisions about student discipline and behaviour correct.