We want Ark Acton Academy to be enjoyable for every pupil. Pupils should be able to learn, appreciate their lessons, make friends and be enthusiastic about education. We want to encourage good behaviour and discourage behaviour that undermines learning or confidence between pupils or pupils and staff.
We acknowledge desirable behaviour with praise and great behaviour with tangible rewards. We will impose consistent, clear and unavoidable sanctions for unacceptable behaviour. We will ensure that, whenever possible, pupils understand the consequences of choosing not to follow the behaviour policy and ensure that opportunities exist for pupils to learn to manage their behaviour in order to develop their moral compass.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying. We adopt the attitude that ‘it does happen here’ and as such we have developed clear systems to enable any student or parent to report an issue or concern to us at any time. Our non-teaching Heads of Year ensure that every student is known to an adult and that we can intervene swiftly where required.
If you are concerned that your child could be experiencing bullying, please let us know as soon as you can and we will work together to resolve the situation.