“Students are known well as individuals and there is a strong focus on respect. This results in excellent relationships and behaviour which impact very well on learning”.
We believe that good behaviour is essential if pupils are to thrive. We know from regular feedback from parents, pupils and visitors that the school is a secure, settled and happy place where pupils can succeed academically and enjoy their learning.
To set standards of behaviour in classrooms at Parkside, we employ a series of ‘Whole School and Classroom Responsibilities’. These are based on long experience and were drawn up in discussions between staff and pupils and are implemented alongside a ‘Restorative Approach’ to behaviour management.
We believe very much in the maxim of “a culture of mutual regard”, as described by Sir Alan Steer, and our expectations are intended to protect three basic rights for all:
– the right to learn
– the right to be safe
– the right to be respected
It is important to note that the vast majority of pupils at Parkside Academy demonstrate excellent behaviour at all times and that we are one of only a handful of secondary schools nationally to hold the “Rights Respecting School Award”.