At Oakway Academy we firmly believe that good behaviour and positive relationships are integral components of the learning process and maintaining consistently high standards of behaviour is vital in ensuring that teachers can deliver the curriculum effectively.
All children have the right to learn in a calm, safe and supportive environment protected from disruption and harm. Helping children to understand and care about the viewpoint and feelings of others will strengthen their ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and behaviour.
How we help children to stay safe online
At Oakway Academy we have high expectations of behaviour and a clear and robust system for supporting the children when they are falling short of the behaviour expectations. Our aim is to work closely with the children, families and external agencies to provide children with the support they require to meet our expectations. Support provided is responsive to individual need and may include the following:
- Restorative Approach with the adult who gave the consequence
- Emotion Coaching
- Do it Again routines
- Weekly achievement cards to help children monitor and regulate their own behaviour choices
- Persistently disruptive children may be positioned on an individual table to reduce the temptation to misbehave
- Children who persistently fail to complete their homework are supported with Homework Club during break time in order to help them keep up and catch up
- Children who do not earn weekly Achievement time will complete a reflective assembly with a senior leader to help them understand what is expected of them to improve
Incidences of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
All incidences of sexual harassment, abuse or violence will be recorded on Class Charts and CPOMs and communicated with parents by school staff. These incidences will be tracked and analysed by the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Each incident will be considered carefully and the protected characteristics of the victims and perpetrators will be considered. Consequences will be considered depending on the context and the nature of the incident. When more than one low-level incident occurs, a letter will be sent home to parents informing them that an incident has occurred. Or, if a more serious incident occurs away from class further consequences may be applied. A suspension may also be considered depending on the severity of the incident. Support will be offered for any victims and perpetrators and the Welfare Team may consider referrals to outside agencies when appropriate e.g. The Multiagency Safeguarding Hub.