The Academy does not have a long list of rules but students should make special note of these seven very important statements.
Always wear official Academy dress. Always be smart and conform fully to the uniform guide. If you do not conform, your parents will be asked to collect you immediately and you will not be allowed to return to the Academy until the issue is resolved.
Everyone must be safe. Exercise of aggressive or threatening behaviour, or other intimidation or abuse, will result in your parents or carers being asked to collect you immediately from the Academy. Bullying will not be tolerated.
Teachers are employed to teach and students come to Sandwell Academy to learn. Any student who prevents this happening will have to attend a meeting with the Deputy Head and parents. Persist and you could lose your place at the Academy.
Be sure to treat all facilities, and especially the ICT facilities, properly and with a high level of care. Downloading inappropriate materials is a serious breach of Academy rules which could lead to you losing your place at the Academy. You will need to sign an ICT contract which gives you more detailed guidance.
Illegal or harmful drugs and substances are very dangerous and students should note that there will be no toleration of possession, sale, purchase or consumption at the Academy or away from School. Such activity will result in permanent exclusion.
The Academy actively promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages students to eat a balanced diet. Chewing gum, sweets and fizzy drinks (including high sugar/caffeine energy drinks) are not allowed at the Academy and will be confiscated. If you chew gum your parents will be asked to collect you and a meeting will be needed.
You may bring your phone to the Academy for emergency use only. It should be switched off as soon as you enter the Academy grounds and kept either in your locker or a zipped pocket. Do not use your phone to take photographs or videos anywhere in the Academy, the area immediately outside or on Academy coaches. If you do not follow these rules, you will be asked to give your phone to a member of staff and your parents may have to come and collect it. Your phone is your responsibility.
Breaches of the law are, by definition, breaches of the Student Charter
Timekeeping: Students are expected to arrive by 8:15am and be in lesson by 8:20am.
Politeness: We want the Academy to be a happy environment, so be polite and respectful in discussions with your Teachers, other Academy staff and fellow students.
Homework: Always complete homework. You can have as much as you want!
Bullying: Never tolerate a bully. Always tell your Personal Tutor as soon as possible if this happens.
Session 3: Your Academy wants you! Participate in the many after school activities available. You must attend the extra lessons specially organised for you after 3:40pm.
Work Hard: Work hard at all times and always ask if you do not understand.
Equipment: Take care of your equipment and respect other people's belongings.
Team Games: Support your friends by taking part in team and group activities. It is expected that you will always represent the Academy if you have sporting or other talent.
Your teachers will work hard to ensure that you are:
Students should feel confident about expressingtheir views about the life and work of the Academy.
Students can discuss any problems or concerns with their Personal Tutor, a Subject Teacher or a Deputy Head.
Students can arrange to see the Head at any time to discuss issues of concern.
Students can use the Questions and Suggestions Box to inform the Head of their views (Forms will be available at the Academy Reception) or suggest areas for improvement. Alternatively students can use the email system.
Students may be invited to one of the Head’s working lunches where 14 students have an opportunity to express their views about the Academy and to make recommendations on how the Academy may be improved.
Different students are invited each year so that as many students as possible can be involved in the process.
Students may also express their views to the Head Boy, Head Girl or other student leaders.
Students will be asked for their views at key points during their education at the Academy. For example, following Year 7 Induction Day, preparation for SATs, Key Stage Options process, etc.
This is your Academy and we want to hear your opinions and ideas. You may wish to say thank you, share a concern, make a complaint or suggest an improvement. You can express your views in a range of ways:
You could talk to anyone of the following people:
Your Personal Tutor
More serious issues and confidential matters, e.g. bullying, theft, underperformance, etc.
Deputy Heads & Senior Leaders
Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8
Year 7: Mr Pugh & Mrs JonesYear 8: Mr Pugh
Key Stage 4: Year 9, 10 and 11
Year 9: Mrs ChapmanYear 10: Miss BladenYear 11: Mr Lally
Year 12: Mrs SharifYear 13: Mrs GillHead of Sixth Form: Mr Moore
Senior Leader: Mrs JonesSENCo: Mr Campbell
Deputy Head: Mr Lally
Deputy Head: Mrs Chapman
School Nurse: Mrs Hutchinson-Nash
Student Support Officer: Miss Baker
Head's PA: Mrs Drummond
Head: Mr Williams
For all enquiries regarding coaches - please contact Thandi Coaches.