As part of United Learning we promote the ethos of education with character to continue to develop the individual child outside the classroom in order to reach their full potential and be the best they can be. This will ensure they develop character, compassion, independence essential for them to develop in later life.
During their time at Seahaven Academy we encourage students to contribute to the school community and take part in a variety of activities that are offered to ensure they have a positive time at school, to be happy and fulfilled and leave our care with the skills, qualities and qualifications needed for them to thrive.
With this in mind, we provide breadth of opportunities and experiences which help our students become confident, well-rounded and ambitious young adults. We provide our students with excellent opportunities to enrich their lives, develop their character and foster a love of learning.
We capture this through our Pupil Charter and aim for students to
- Make strong friendships and relationships built on trust and respect
- Learn some of the fundamental life lessons: cooking, financial literacy and healthy lifestyle choices
- Regularly participate in extracurricular sporting activities and represent the school in sporting competitions
- Regularly participate in performing arts (music, drama, art or technical support) and be involved in one of the many school productions or performances
- Go on trips and visits that have broadened horizons
- Take part in at least one residential experience
- Have a chance to volunteer/influence social change at a local or national level
- Have regular support and inspiration from within and outside of the school to make informed choices about the future
- Participate in enrichment activities that enhance and develop personal interests
- Have a positive influence in the school and played an active role in school leadership
- Have achievements and contributions recognised and celebrated
For more information on the types of clubs and activities that we run in school, please take a look here.
At Seahaven Academy we want all our students to be able to succeed and thrive. We know that students work well when there are clear routines, consistent expectations and fair consequences. All these are supported by strong relationships.
We create a consistent, orderly environment with explicit boundaries, structured support and high expectations. Our commitment to all students is that they will all be able to work in a disruption free environment all the time.
We also know that behaviour is communication. We ensure that we maintain an unconditional positive regard for all students, at all times, regardless of presenting behaviours. We work creatively in a student-centred way to ensure good outcomes.
We insist upon high expectations for all and support students, especially those who are vulnerable, to live up to these expectations.
Our school is characterised by high levels of compassion, care and consistently high expectations. We are known as a school which is very strict but also very caring.
We have a number of features in the behaviour system:
- Roll Call – we start every day by gathering all the students in the year group together. Tutors meet and greet their class and check uniform and equipment. We can then make sure that the students are ready to go to lesson and ready to learn. Roll Call sets the tone for the day; high expectations and a positive start!
- Disruption Free Learning – we use this phrase a lot! We believe that all students deserve to be in classes which are positive, friendly and purposeful. We want the students to work really hard and not be distracted by poor or disruptive behaviour. If behaviour is disruptive, the student will receive one warning and if the disruption continues, they will be removed from the lesson so that the class can work effectively.
- ILR – Independent Learning Room. Students who are removed from lessons are still expected to work really hard but will work on their own so as not to disrupt other students. This will be for three lessons although it can be reduced to two lessons for great work or increased if poor behaviour persists.
- Restorative Conversation – if a student is removed from the lesson, the teacher will meet with them and talk through what happened and plan support to help make the situation better.
- Phone Call Home – if a student is removed from a lesson, the teacher will phone home and talk to the carer/parent. We really value the support from home and it helps to be able to work in partnership to improve the students’ learning.
- Reasonable Adjustment – we know that some students find behaviour more challenging due to a range of reasons beyond their control. Students who have known, identified needs have clear reasonable adjustment to the behaviour policy. This will include support inside and outside of the class.
We want excellent behaviour in the school so that students can make excellent progress!