Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyTuesday 3 December marks our Enrichment Day 1 where all students will have a drop down day and focus on a range of workshops that enrich students knowledge and understanding of lots of things!! These are great days so looking forward to it! https://t.co/HTeHA7ku1K4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday 27 November is our Vale of York Academy Awards Evening! This evening celebrates the excellence of our top students who shine within the academy. Teachers nominate students for key awards from all curriculum areas and we revel in their brilliance! 2 weeks to go!! 👍 https://t.co/vIaQxdIYp24 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday 20 November is Year 7 Form Tutor Parents Evening, a great chance for parents to see how their students are settling in the Vale of York! We look forward to seeing parents during their allotted time! We have been so impressed with year 7s start we’re excited to tell you! https://t.co/ucvdyPE5Bs4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWeek 1 of mocks complete and 1 more to go! The year 11 students have been fantastic, not only well behaved and prepared but keen to do well! These results help us to plan the next steps moving in to exams and push for our best outcomes yet! Good lock for this next week year 11! https://t.co/xfuHEbd6tB4 days ago
After Easter, Vale of York Academy will be adopting a new behaviour policy based on a system called Positive Discipline (PD), developed by Rodillian School in Wakefield.
This system is founded on rewarding the students who follow and support the rules in school, work hard and engage with their lessons; sanctions are applied to those students who fail to do so. The majority of our students will see the new Behaviour System as giving them the opportunity to gain more rewards that the current system allows.
In preparation for the new system, we are starting to make changes to seclusion after February half term. Seclusion is a serious sanction and is the last stage we have before exclusion; therefore, we want to change the way students are managed in seclusion. After half term, students will spend the whole extended day in seclusion from 8:30–3pm. They will not be allowed to visit the canteen at break or lunchtime, rather they will be given a sandwich choice for lunch which will be brought to them whilst in seclusion.
Any student who spends four times in seclusion, within a term, will be sent a warning letter home, explaining that the next time they are placed in seclusion that it will result in a one day fixed term exclusion.
If you have any queries about this, please contact Mrs Johnston.