This academic year we have been hugely impressed by the quality of our students’ work and their attitude to learning. This is in no small part due to the way in which students have engaged with core routines and our mantra of ‘work hard, be kind’. Significantly, it is also down to the way in which you, as families, have supported our young people by ensuring that they attend each day, with the correct uniform, the essential equipment and their homework completed.
In January we will be adopting the Astrea Academy Trust Positive Behaviour and Relationships Policy. This will replace our current Behaviour Policy. This change represents a relatively small but important shift in the way in which we promote high standards, establish clear expectations and ensure a relentless focus on how we embed our core values: scholarship, curiosity, tenacity, respect and responsibility.
Our aim is to serve our community by providing the best possible education for our young people, so that they can be successful both now, and in the demanding world when they leave us at Ernulf Academy. The new policy will support our continuing work to create a positive, purposeful and respectful environment in which all students feel safe and happy and can excel in their learning.
In early December, we wrote to all parents and carers to introduce our new Positive Behaviour & Relationships Policy, explaining why we believe that this approach is so important and summarising the key changes.
You can read that letter here: Positive Relationships & Behaviour Policy Letter
You can view the new Policy document here: Positive Relationships & Behaviour Policy (Jan 2023)
Listening sessions: 14/15 December:
Your views on our new approach matter to us, and so we will be running ‘listening sessions’ dedicated to the new policy on Wednesday 14 December (6.00pm) and Thursday 15 December (9.30am). These are group discussion sessions, led by the school leadership team, where there is an opportunity to share your views and experience and to ask questions. If you would like to book at place at either session, please use this online form Listening Session Booking Form. We will also arrange for further ‘listening sessions’ in January.
In addition, we have a frequently asked questions document which will be updated weekly throughout December and January: Frequently Asked Questions document.
If your query is not addressed or if you would like to share feedback on the Positive Behaviour and Relationships Policy, please use this online form Additional Queries and Feedback Form