Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyAnother outstanding event here at the vale of York tonight! The primary students all performed really well and our sports leaders as ever were mint! Thank you for their time and efforts - super proud of what we can do to support the community. https://t.co/l1oNRWFcwA2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExcellent work today by Miss Plowmans year 7 maths class - making their own customised pizza according to the fractions of each topping. They started with the blue post it notes and ended in the yellows :) Really impressed - well done all :) https://t.co/zOR8TzRKg53 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat rewards event today for all students who havent had a homework code all half term! Big thanks to the army for running the event and Mr Kumar for putting it all together. Next half terms reward focus is around lateness - ice creams at end of term! Well done to all 😁 https://t.co/X6a1ScV0X23 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.