Values Driven Expectations Update

Dear Parent/Carer

As you will be aware we launched the Values Driven Expectations system at the start of September. This has been a positive change in culture and we are pleased to have seen a significant improvement in learner behaviour across the Academy.

We have, however, experienced some teething issues in the gathering and analysing of learner lines, which has meant that certain systems haven’t been fully operational. One improvement is the need to track more closely those learners who gain multiple lines for the same issue and give sanctions accordingly, in line with the policy in the planner. For example, if your child accumulates 5 lines for being late or not completing home learning, they will be issued a 2 hour SLT detention, 10 lines for the same issue will result in a day Supporting Expectations and 15 lines will be a one day fixed term exclusion. Due to these initial problems some of these sanctions have been missed.

We will begin the monitoring afresh every half term and lines will be added up over the whole half term period. We will begin issuing these sanctions from November onwards, when we return from the half term break.

We still have a number of learners who are forgetting to bring their planner to the Academy. This is the most important item of equipment needed by the youngsters. From November we are going to begin a zero-tolerance policy with regards to forgetting planners; anyone without a planner will go into Supporting Expectations until the planner issue is resolved. We ask for your support in reminding your child to bring this to the Academy every day. Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that the basic equipment needed includes:-

  • black pen
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • rubber
  • red pen for assessment
  • green pen for acting on feedback (GfG)
  • calculator

Additionally, we would like to encourage all Year 7 learners to bring a reading book to the Academy to promote good standards of literacy.

We thank you for your continued support, we are beginning to see real improvements as a result of these new systems.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Lawson (Vice Principal)