At Sybil Andrews Academy, we want everyone to fulfil their potential and we have incredibly high expectations of our students.
We recognise the importance of effort, good attendance, good punctuality and upholding the school values. Sybil Andrews Academy aims to encourage and celebrate the success of all its students in all areas of school life, and to ensure that personal commitment and achievement is acknowledged, rewarded and recorded.
We acknowledge the importance of praise and reward and seek to promote and reinforce our expectations of students at any given and relevant opportunity.
Our Rewards Strategy details our aims and approaches for rewarding students in the schools. However, more simply, we praise and reward in a variety of ways at Sybil Andrews which include public and discreet recognition. Our main system for praising positive behaviours, effort and contributions is through our Merit Point system.
Our Merit Point system is the quick allocation of ‘positive points’ and can be given by any member of staff. These are recorded on Go4Schools by the individual staff member and contribute towards the overall total of positive points.
M4 Headteacher Award
When things do not go to plan
We know that sometimes, things do not always go to plan for a student. Therefore, to support our positive approaches, we also have in place a robust behaviour policy. As a school, we aim to have a consistent approach to challenging unacceptable or poor behaviour at the school.
Our first approach is Corrective Education and Restorative Justice – We believe that if a student understands the impact of negative behaviours and how this can be corrected, they are less likely to repeat the same behaviours.
Our second approach, which is supported by and runs alongside our Restorative Approach are our use of Warning Points.
For low level behaviours, our staff would issue a warning. Our Warning Point system is the quick allocation of ‘negative points’ and can be given by any member of staff. These are also recorded on Go4Schools by the individual member of staff and contribute towards the overall total of negative points.
These can escalate within the lesson, up to a W3 or a W4 which result in same day detentions. Our philosophy is that the immediate sanction allows the issues to be addressed quickly, a restorative conversation to occur and for a fresh start in the next lesson.
Two warnings in the same lesson
Three warnings in the same lesson
Four warnings in the same lesson. 60-minute after-school same day detention. Removal from the remainder of the lesson
Our attached Behaviour Policy outlines in more details our strategies and approaches for more serious behaviours that may transcend the warning system.
Further information is available in the attached documents.