Rewards and Consequences
The Behaviour Policy at Ridgeway Academy outlines the way all members of the school community can contribute positively to the learning environment. Students are expected to attend school, show the best version of themselves and behave well each day.
The purpose of the policy is to create a safe, happy and flourishing community by:
- Creating a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment where students will all be inspired to do their very best.
- Promoting and developing students’ discipline, social awareness and appropriate standards of behaviour.
- Providing common, simple robust and effective procedures for promoting effort, achievement and positive behaviour.
At Ridgeway Academy we believe that high quality teaching promotes effective learning and good behaviour. We recognise and celebrate effort and success so each student feels valued. Alongside this we will teach students to take responsibility for their own actions and to accept the consequences of their choices.
Please take time to review the Rewards and Consequences grids that underpin the school values.
Ridgeway Academy rewards take on many forms, we firmly believe that effort and achievement of all kinds should be acknowledged and celebrated. Creating a culture of individual success is vital in schools and we encourage all students to take real pride in their own achievements and to respect the hard work and achievements of others.
Our Consequence System is designed to support students in their learning and enjoyment of school. Whilst our ethos is to reward students as often as possible there inevitably have to be clear expectations regarding behaviour. The system is based on promoting learning; anything that prevents the student or others from learning will be taken very seriously.
Our Consequences System is based on a fair set of rules that will be applied by all staff consistently. The system gives students the chance to behave. If they choose not to, they will be given a warning. If they do not respond to the warning, they will then be given the choice of regulating their own behaviour, or receiving a consequence. If they still do not respond, they will receive a consequence.