Behaviour & Discipline
Children are encouraged to develop an increasing awareness of self-discipline and understand the need for self-control. Clear school rules for behaviour are in place and enforced to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children. We reward positive behaviour, achievement, attendance, effort and community spirit in a variety of ways. We always value the support that parents provide in reinforcing this code.
We believe that pupils should be encouraged and rewarded in the work they do. We have regular achievement and celebration assemblies where pupils’ efforts and achievements are recognised. There are a range of rewards that a pupil may receive including house points, certificates, academic and sporting awards, good attendance certificates and trips.
Anger Management Advice
Anger is usually a secondary emotion, it is the result of another feeling. These feelings could be disappointment, hurt, frustration, embarrassment or perhaps a feeling of being left out.
If we can give ourselves six seconds, we can begin to think reasonably rather than act impulsively.
- General rules for dealing with situations when you are angry:
- Concentrate on your breathing (this has a calming effect).
- Walk away (this gives you a chance to cool down).
- Counting (this may/or may not work for you-it gives some a chance to calm down rather than lashing out).
- Explain to someone what has made you angry – there may be something that you have misunderstood.
- Remember that other people get angry and upset too (if you are reasonable, they often calm down too).
- Think before you act.
- Try to consider the other person’s point of view.
- Accept his or her apologies.
- Consider the consequences of speaking or acting violently.
How to Problem-solve a Conflict
- Stop all blaming. Blaming each other will not solve the problem. It’s a waste of time. Put your energy into working out a solution.
- Define the problem. Ask each other this question: “How do you see the problem?” Then listen to each other’s answer.
- Consider asking for help. Sometimes it helps to ask a third person to work with you to solve the problem. Choose someone who will listen to both of you and not take sides.
- Think of alternative solutions. Think of as many ideas for solving the problem as you can. It may help to write them down.
- Evaluate the alternatives. Ask yourselves, “What will happen if we try this one?” Be very honest with yourselves and each other.
- Make a decision. Choose the alternative that looks like it has the best chance of working. Don’t hesitate to combine parts of two or more alternatives.
- Follow through. Stick with your decision for a reasonable length of time. If it doesn’t work, get together and choose a different solution. If the decision causes more problems, solve those too.
Young Carers in Schools Bronze Award
Congratulations to all those involved, as our school has been proudly awarded the Bronze Young Carers in Schools Award. Thank you to Mrs Farnell for securing the accreditation for our school.
Anti-Bullying Accreditation from Entrust
Following our successfull Anti-Bullying Day our school was awarded the prestigious Anti-Bullying Accredition. Congratulations to all involved for all their hard-work.
Here is the award being presented to Ellis Nevitt and Ella Chapman by Deb Barnes.
CCA Anti-Bullying Day 2016
On the 18th November pupils enjoyed a breakout day where all lesson content was different aspects of bullying. Pupils enjoyed art, drama, technology and team building tasks designed to promote awareness of bullying and to give victims and bystanders ideas on how to tackle the issue.
Supporting Children Following Acts of Terror
Following the dreadful events in Manchester this week, it is understandable that our children will have questions about such attacks. Here are some websites offering support for parents when speaking to our children. https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/supporting-school-children-terrorist-...
Please be alert for signs of your children using the social media app Sayat.me. This app allows users to post anonymous reviews of other people. This has led to children posting abuse to others that is visble to the world. If you see your child using this app please talk about what abuse that...
New School Phone Number
The new main school office number is: 01785 334900 with effect from 24th April 2017 ...
Blue Whale Challenge Craze Warning
Please be alert for signs of your children playing the 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' on social media sites. The game is named Blue Whale Challenge as whales are believed to voluntary wash up on the beach and die. The craze started in Russia and is linked to 130 young suicides there last year. This ...
Parents Evenings Booking Form
Visit this link to access our parents evening booking system. https://christchurch.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ ...
Home Access Logging On
Help support when logging on to the school system from home. Click here to go to the help page. ...
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2016 Year 8 Prom
Oh what a night! On the 21st July Christ Church Academy held its annual leavers prom. Arriving on hover boards and in sports cars our Year 8 pupils were all dressed to impress! With the school decorated in an Oscar night theme, pupils took the opportunity to walk down the red carpet to the VIP area ...