“Help people reach their full potential
In lessons, students are encouraged to be 'Legends of Learning':
Rewards and recognition
Positive phone calls, texts, postcards, letters and certificates are used to celebrate student's efforts.
At the end of the each term, Colleges nominate a 'student of the term'. Citations are read out in the end of term academy assembly, and an overall winner chosen from the nominees.
Students who personify TNHA's values are recognised as 'Student Ambassadors'. These students are presented with a white badge in the academy end of term assembly.
Our annual Sports Awards evening recognises students' achievement in sports. The certificates and medals are awarded by a sporting personality, such as Olympic gold medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and England football star Casey Stoney.
'Awards Evening' celebrates achievements from students in all years, and is when we award GCSE certificates. In the past we have been honoured to have guest speakers such as Steven Fry.
The academy nominates students for the prestigious annual ATT Student Awards. At the ceremony, which is held in a central Birmingham venue and has celebrity presenters, our students have won prizes for 'achievement over adversity' and 'leadership'.
At TNHA students learn quickly that if they behave in certain ways they will be treated fairly, but that sanctions are 'certain'.
We use a range of different sanctions. From kindly advice, to break and lunch detentions to withdrawal, loss of social time and, ultimately, fixed term or permanent exclusion. Parents are given notice of after school detentions.
Please see opposite for information about how we manage students in lessons.
The use of sanctions is moderated at the end of each day in a meeting of the Heads of College and key staff. This helps to ensure equality, fairness and consistency. The team monitor those students who trigger sanctions, to identify patterns, and then work proactively to reduce the risk of continued problems in the future by creatively developing sustainable solutions - this is central to our inclusive ethos.
We will fix term exclude for misconduct such as assault, bullying, threatening behaviour, persistently disrupting learning, amongst other reasons.
We will permanently exclude for one off serious incidents, e.g. bringing a weapon into school, bringing illegal drugs into school, assaulting a member of staff. We will also permanently exclude in situations where all avenues of intervention have failed and a student's misconduct is so persistent that we have no other alternative.
Click here to see ATT's behaviour for learning policy.
At TNHA teachers maintain a positive classroom ethos. If necessary, they follow clear, stepped interventions to manage students.
First = Formal Warning - the student is formally reminded about expectations and positively re-directed to chose the correct behaviour.
Second = Recorded Warning - the teacher formally warns the student that should s/he continue to misbehave, they will be 'Exited' from the lesson.
Third = Exit - a senior member of staff will collect the student from the lesson and take them to work in the Exit Room. The student is then able to return to their next lesson. If the Exit happens before lunch, the student is collected and attends a lunch time detention. If the Exit is during Lesson 5, the student completes a lunch time detention the following day.
If a student is Exited from two lessons in a day, s/he is withdrawn from the next five consecutive lessons and loses all social time.
Further sanctions exist if a student is withdrawn on three or more occasions during a week.
Students may lose social time for anti-social behaviour out of lessons.
Note: for serious breaches of safety or gross misconduct, a student may be taken out of a lesson instantly or immediately isolated during social time.
We do allow students to have mobile phones in school. They must be turned off in lessons and not 'seen' when a student is inside the building. If a phone is seen inside the building or in a lesson, it is confiscated by the member of staff and given to the main receptionist, who secures it until the end of the school day.
Students may use their phones at break and lunch times, but only in the playground/outside areas.
The school cannot take responsibility for damage to or loss of a mobile phone. However, we will try to help recover lost phones if we can.