Zumos is an online resource where pupils anonymously access support materials. This can be in the form of written information or videos. Zumos informs schools about the types of issues that are happening to cohorts so that we can develop our PSHE, pastoral and e-safety advice to suit evolving needs.
Each CCA pupil has a Zumos account. To access your account click here.
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.
World Book Day 2019
World Book Day 2019 Thank you to everyone who took part or supported our World Book Day 2019! We had a wonderful day and the array of costumes was fantastic! From wizards to warriors, billionaires to berries, the effort that had gone into the fancy dress was amazing. Thank you as well to everyone...
MOMO Challenge We have recently been contacted by rightly concerned parents about the MOMO challenge that is being widely reported on social media. This guide below should give you the information needed to understand the issue and to deal with it. The challenge started as an urban myth and ha...
All Years Social Media Family Survey As part of our continual drive to keep our pupils safe online we are asking all pupils to complete a survey of their own and one member of their family's social media use for homework. The aim of the survey is not to pry into home life but to generate discussi...
Library Coffee Morning 16/10/18
Family members were today invited to join pupils to read together and enjoy refreshments in the school library. The day was a massive success. Thank you to all who took part. ...
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning 2018 A fantastic achievement: the whole CCA community came together to raise a staggering £1117 for Macmillan. Particular thanks go to our Year 7 pupils who did an outstanding job manning the stalls and organising the sales. We are very grateful to all those who...
Parents Guide for Dealing with Self-harming Children
In light of the shocking recent statistics regarding self-harming in children, here is a guide for parents. Click here to open the website. ...
ASKIP Warning for Parents
Please can all parents be aware of a new messaging app that is currently popular. This app allows users to send and receive anonymous messages. This is leading to extreme abuse in some circumstances. Please be vigilant and explain to children that nothing good can come from anonymous messaging. ...
Parents Guide to Roblox
Many of our pupils use the app Roblox. This is a game with a chat element which may have hidden dangers. ...
Parents Guide to Fortnite
Christ Church Academy Pupils Meet Professor Brian Cox
Year 6 pupils today were asked to attend Stafford College Lego Innovation Studio for two programming sessions during a visit to the college by Professor Brian Cox. All pupils excelled themselves building robots with a forklift arm and completing a variety of space themed challenges. Professor...