Attitude to Achieve


We believe that praise, whether written or spoken, certificates or awards, is a greater motivator than disciplinary sanctions, although these are sometimes necessary.


Students are rewarded in a variety of ways for good, sustained effort and achievement.

Good attendance, work in class, and community service, individual students are rewarded with praise sheets, achievement certificates, post cards and letters home, school colours, Governors’ achievement awards and subject and effort prizes.


Sewell Park Academy fully adheres to the Department for Education 2017 guidelines from the ‘Exclusion from Academies’ legal guide 2017. This supports Sewell Park Academy in relation to the legislation that governs exclusion of Students.

For more information please see the "Attitude to Achieve policy (Behaviour policy)".

The ATA System

To help students achieve, Sewell Park Academy has a simple whole academy behaviour system. The system is called ‘Attitude to Achieve’, or ATA, and means that all staff and students follow a simple and clear set of rules that allows all students to progress in every lesson.


The classroom rules are –

  • Arrive with Revision and Review work completed.

  • Mobile phones out of sight.

  • Arrive equipped and ready to learn.

  • Avoid disrupting the learning of yourself or others.

  • Engage fully with the learning task.

  • Be respectful. 

Students that break these rules are given a range of sanctions that start with a school detention and can include a day in isolation, a parental meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team or an exclusion -temporary or permanent.

For issues between students and/or staff where possible the Academy uses a restorative approach that aims to repair damaged relationships and help students accept responsibility for their actions.

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