Ethos and Values

OUR VALUES AT BEAUFORT CO-OPERATIVE ACADEMY

Everyone at our Academy is expected to maintain an atmosphere which supports learning. We are courteous, pleasant, helpful and consistent in our dealings with one another. All students come to Academy to learn and any behaviour which detracts from this will not be tolerated.

All members of our Academy have:- 

  • The right to learn or teach uninterrupted 
  • The right to be safe 
  • The right to be heard 
  • The right to be treated with respect 
  • All members of our Academy must therefore accept the responsibilities which protect these rights.

1. WE TREAT OTHER PEOPLE WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT IN THE WAY THAT WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO TREAT US
This means you always speak and behave politely to everyone, even if you feel in a bad mood, and always use a low voice. There are times and places when you need to be silent, and you must obey any reasonable request from a member of staff.

2. THE ACADEMY IS A PLACE OF WORK
This means in class you make it as easy as possible for everyone to learn. This means arriving on time and with everything you need for the lesson, beginning and ending the lesson in a courteous and orderly way, listening carefully, following instructions, helping each other and being polite and sensible at all times.

3. WE MOVE CAREFULLY AND QUIETLY ABOUT THE ACADEMY
This means never barging or running or shouting, but being ready to let people pass opening doors and showing patience as you move about.

4. YOU KEEP THE ACADEMY CLEAN AND TIDY
This means keeping the Academy a welcoming place we can all be proud of by putting litter in the bins, keeping walls and furniture clean and taking care of displays, particularly other people’s work.

5. WE ARE NEAT AND TIDY IN OUR DRESS
This means following the students’ dress code set out in the Parents’ Handbook.

6. YOU SHOULD STAY WITHIN THE ACADEMY BOUNDS
This means staying on the Academy premises unless you have express permission to go out of Academy, and a member of staff knows where you are, so that we know you are safe and are not worrying about you unnecessarily. Remember the Code of Conduct applies when you are off the premises on Academy trips and on the journey to and from home.

The Academy also follows the Co-operative Academy values and principles found here