The Rule of Law and Individual Liberty

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the Academy, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through assemblies.

Students are involved in the development of Academy policies including those on behaviour and rewards. Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Prison Service, Youth Offending and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Our behaviour system is fair and balanced, supported by students and staff. We reflect the judicial systems opportunity for restorative justice.

Within the Academy, we invest a great deal of time in creating a positive culture in our school, so that students are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are encouraged.

100% of parents agree that their child feels safe in the Academy - Ofsted Parent View 2014

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety in computing and their GOAL Time activities.

Through “The Edge” we offer a range of sessions which students have the freedom to choose from, based on their interests. At the Academy we believe that valuing choice and freedom in daily school life will foster a value for individual liberty as the students embark upon their adult lives.