Study Support Sessions/Detentions

The academy has a strong policy of restorative justice.

Restorative approaches also known as restorative practice are designed to create a harmonious learning environment where pupils are able to self-regulate their own behaviour and learning. Restorative approaches have been found very effective in improving behaviour and learning where implemented as a whole school approach.

Restorative approaches are based on four key features:

- RESPECT: for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them
- RESPONSIBILITY: taking responsibility for your own actions
- REPAIR: developing the skills within our school community so that its individual members have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated
- RE-INTEGRATION: working through a structured, supportive process that aims to solve the problem and allows young people to remain in mainstream education.

Where students are expected to attend a departmental detention session, this is often the first opportunity for staff and students to engage in a restorative conversation.  

The timetable is shown below:

 

* The Academy does not need to give 24 hours’ notice for detentions or internal exclusions. We will however rearrange a detention where the setting of a detention will compromise a student's safety, or the student has known caring responsibilities which mean that the time of the detention is unreasonable.

Further information is available on the DFE website.