Building an improving school culture at New Charter Academy
In September, we introduced a simple, consistent and effective approach to how all form time and lessons began so that more time was focussed on learning. I now believe it is time to simplify our existing behaviour management system so that it is easier for every young person to succeed every day and support our school culture.
The 4 Ps (Prepared, Punctual, Participate and Polite) describe what students will do each day to be successful. GREAT rewards celebrate our GREAT students using meaningful rewards chosen by the students in that year group.
On the 4th January 2017 the 4 Ps and GREAT rewards points will launch and be used by all teachers with all Year 7 – 11 students. Students should arrive to school by 8.20am so that they can be seated in form time by 8.30am. Any student not seated in form by this time will be issued a P Point correction for not being punctual.
After feedback from students, staff and parents, lunchtime detentions will be replaced by 30 minute corrections that will take place on the same day as they were issued from 2.45 – 3.15pm. Only P Point corrections issued during lesson 5 will be carried over to the following day. If your child receives a P Point correction, you will be
notified by text message by 1.45pm. If you have changed your mobile phone number recently, please share the new number with us by sending a text message to our School comms service:
0161 850 9053
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please state your name and your child’s full name and form.
The correction provides students the opportunity to think about what the 4 Ps mean, what went wrong to be issued a P Point correction, what they can do to avoid future corrections and to apologise in writing for what they got wrong.
GREAT rewards have been developed in response to student feedback and requests for a more individual rewards system. Student council representatives from each form and year group are now working with our Student Engagement Officer, Miss Taylor, to ensure students in different year groups are able to choose rewards that interest and inspire them to be GREAT.
Information is included on the 4 Ps and the GREAT rewards in the pages overleaf and will be available on our website before January. In addition, we will be holding several parent drop in sessions on Thursday 15th December at 3.30pm and 5pm to enable you to ask questions about the 4 Ps or GREAT rewards system.
Attendance is optional, however if you are unable to attend one of these session and do have questions, please email the questions to email@example.com so we can respond directly to you.
I once again thank you for your continued support in ensuring that every child at New Charter Academy is able to learn, grow and achieve more than they thought possible.
The 4 Ps Explained
P Point Correction Flow Chart