One of the keys to success is to have high personal standards. This includes:
Occasionally the standards we set are not met. Sometimes we can underperform and sometimes the people we work with don’t meet our standards. However, when they work the success can be phenomenal.
I have high standards that I set for myself and my children. I have good attendance and punctuality. I dress appropriately for work and make sure I have the equipment and documents I need to do my job. I treat people with respect and try to speak to people in a way that is not offensive or inappropriate. My children had excellent attendance throughout their school careers. They all wore their school uniform and as parents we made sure they had the correct equipment for school and at home so they could learn and achieve well.
I don’t think it is too much to ask that our young people in the Academy do the same. With this in mind and with some students not meeting our standards the Academy has embarked on a programme of raising the profile of the expected standards for all our students to make progress and succeed. Mrs Winter is leading on this and after a short period of time we are seeing a marked improvement in the way our students are dressed and how they come prepared to learn in lessons. It is not just the students who have to raise their game to meet the standards our staff are doing so too.
It is the responsibility of the young people to meet our standards. Parents and carers can help in much the same way the staff are helping: reminding the students to have the correct equipment for learning-this includes a calculator, checking they are dressed appropriately for school and making sure the arrive on time.
Young people who attend school, are punctual, are dressed appropriately and come with the correct equipment learn best and make the best progress and exam results.
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Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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