NCA Get the Basics Right – Expectation Update

Thank you for your continued support in helping your child understand the value and importance of being fully prepared for school; being dressed in accordance with expectation and bringing a positive attitude to school. As promised, we would regularly share the refinements and improvements in regards to the Academy behaviour expectations; to ensure all students reach their academic potential and the Academy is a really calm and enjoyable environment for all.

Below is an update of the basic classroom expectations we have of all our students. Thank you to all for the continued support in raising standards for the students of New Charter Academy.

NEW CHARTER ACADEMY, STUDENTS’ BASIC CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS 

At the beginning of lessons students are expected to:

  • Be on time and line up outside the classroom in an orderly manner
  • Enter the classroom when instructed in an orderly manner
  • Get out books and equipment, including the student planner
  • Sit according to the teacher’s seating plan
  • Follow instructions first time

During lessons students are expected to:

  • Be silent and listen when the teacher or another student is speaking
  • Sit up straight, focus on the teacher whilst instruction being given, actively listen, and productively participate in activities
  • Stay in their seat and remain in the room unless the teacher directs them otherwise
  • Participate fully in the lesson
  • Work to the best of their ability without distracting others
  • Ask for help if necessary at the appropriate time
  • Write homework tasks in their student journal

At the end of the lesson students are expected to:

  • Work until the teacher indicates it is the end of the lesson
  • Stand behind chairs when asked
  • Leave the room tidy
  • Leave in an orderly manner when dismissed 
  • Thank the teacher for the lesson

Our detention system explained… 

New Charter Academy aims to create a ‘Climate for Learning’ where every individual student is able to develop fully and every member of staff is able to fully support students, unhindered by any disruptive behaviour.
The Academy recognises that some students will sometimes be involved in incidents of unacceptable behaviour. Sanctions must be applied against such individuals, but those sanctions must be just, fair and proportionate. Detention is one such sanction but will normally be applied either for a repeated disruption, non-compliance or for a more serious one-off incident. A detention provides an opportunity for reflection. It also offers a chance for staff and students to discuss what has happened and agree on strategies to limit future incidents.

TIME WHY WHEN COMMENTS
15 Minute

Monday –

Friday

Minor issues within the classroom or around the academy Break time, lunch, after school If a student receives multiple 15-minute detentions in a day they should explain to their teachers so that the situation can be managed.  The excuse “I couldn’t attend because I had a detention already” is not acceptable and will result in staff listing the detention as failed.
30 Minute

Lunchtime

Monday – Friday

 

 

Failure to attend 15

Minute detention More serious/persistent classroom issues If a student has had to be placed in a different classroom during their lesson due to poor behaviour

Lunchtime in the auditorium Names are published daily on the Year Managers wall, outside the Auditorium and emailed to form tutors.  It is a student’s responsibility to check if they have a detention.
45 Minute

After

School

Wednesday

Late detentions After school all students to attend the Emergency on Call room at the end of the day Names are published on a Wednesday on the Year Managers wall, outside the Auditorium and emailed to form tutors.  It is a student’s responsibility to check if they have a detention.
1 hour

Monday – Friday

Failure to attend a 30-minute detention  If a student has had to be removed from a lesson and placed in the Emergency on Call room to work After school all students to

attend the Emergency on Call room at the end of the day 

Names are published daily on the Year Managers Wall, outside the Auditorium and emailed to form tutors.  It is a student’s responsibility to check if they have a detention.
2-hour detention

Monday –

Friday

Failure to attend a 1-hour detention  After school all students are to

attend the Emergency on Call room at the end of the day.

Names are published daily on the Year Managers Wall, outside the Auditorium and emailed to form tutors.  It is the student’s responsibility to check if they have a detention
Isolation

Monday –

Friday

Failure to attend detentions  Students are to complete a 10am – 4pm

day in isolation

Despite numerous opportunities to clear a detention a student has become defiant and is refusing to follow the rules of the Academy
Fixed term exclusion Failure/refusal to complete isolation   Parents to attend the Academy to discuss student’s refusal to comply with the rules of the Academy and a period of work in isolation will follow.

Q) How is a parent/carer informed if their child has a detention?
A) A text message is sent at the end of the day to advise parents/carers about a detention. The text is sent to the primarily listed text number provided. It is parents/carers responsibility to ensure that Academy has the correct contact information.

Q) What happens if a student receives 2, 30-minute detentions in a day?
A) A student will be listed as receiving a 30-minute detention at lunchtime and 30 minutes after school to clear the detention.

Q) What happens if a student receives 3 or more detentions in a day?
A) A student will automatically be put in a 2-hour detention for the following day after school.

Q) What if a student has a late detention and a 1 or 2-hour detention on a Wednesday night?
A) A student will be placed in isolation for multiple detentions

 

Year 7 Homework

homework

All Year 7 students will be receiving on the first day back after the half term break i.e. Monday 22nd February, a homework timetable.  This will be in the form of a book sticker that will be stuck in their journals.  This is a minimum expectation, so additional homework can be set by subject teachers.  Students will be expected to write their homework in their journals and complete, to the best of their ability, by the due date.

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