Our Vision is:
To be a learning community that provides excellence in education for the whole person – a place where all can flourish. We believe that: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Underpinning who we are at Christ Church is the commitment to developing the whole person so that every child can flourish. This means that excellent pastoral support is of central importance in the life of the Academy.
Mental Health First Aiders
In school, we have specially trained Mental Health First Aiders who are able to offer specialist support to pupils who are experiencing difficulties. They are: Mrs. Thorn, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Stangroom, Miss. Rutherford and Mr. Hodson.
Zumos is an online resource where pupils anonymously access support materials. This can be in the form of written information or videos. Zumos informs schools about the types of issues that are happening to cohorts so that we can develop our PSHE, pastoral and e-safety advice to suit evolving needs.
Each CCA pupil has a Zumos account. To access your account click here.
Behaviour & Discipline
Children are encouraged to develop an increasing awareness of self-discipline and understand the need for self-control. Clear
school rules for behaviour are in place and enforced to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children. Our shared Christian Values reflect the characteristics that we seek to develop in our pupils:
We reward pupils who demonstrate these qualities, as well as positive behaviour, achievement, attendance, effort and community spirit in a variety of ways. We always value the support that parents provide in reinforcing this code.
We believe that pupils should be encouraged and rewarded in the work they do. We have regular achievement and celebration assemblies where pupils’ efforts and achievements are recognised.
There are a range of rewards that a pupil may receive including: house points, certificates, academic and sporting awards, good attendance certificates and trips.
Anger Management Advice
Anger is usually a secondary emotion, it is the result of another feeling. These feelings could be disappointment, hurt, frustration, embarrassment or perhaps a feeling of being left out.
If we can give ourselves six seconds, we can begin to think reasonably rather than act impulsively.
General rules for dealing with situations when you are angry:
Concentrate on your breathing (this has a calming effect).
Walk away (this gives you a chance to cool down).
Counting (this may/or may not work for you-it gives some a chance to calm down rather than lashing out).
Explain to someone what has made you angry – there may be something that you have misunderstood.
Remember that other people get angry and upset too (if you are reasonable, they often calm down too).
Think before you act.
Try to consider the other person’s point of view.
Accept his or her apologies.
Consider the consequences of speaking or acting violently.
How to Problem-solve a Conflict
Stop all blaming. Blaming each other will not solve the problem. It’s a waste of time. Put your energy into working out a solution.
Define the problem. Ask each other this question: “How do you see the problem?” Then listen to each other’s answer.
Consider asking for help. Sometimes it helps to ask a third person to work with you to solve the problem. Choose someone who will listen to both of you and not take sides.
Think of alternative solutions. Think of as many ideas for solving the problem as you can. It may help to write them down.
Evaluate the alternatives. Ask yourselves, “What will happen if we try this one?” Be very honest with yourselves and each other.
Make a decision. Choose the alternative that looks like it has the best chance of working. Don’t hesitate to combine parts of two or more alternatives.
Follow through. Stick with your decision for a reasonable length of time. If it doesn’t work, get together and choose a different solution. If the decision causes more problems, solve those too.
Young Carers in Schools Bronze Award
Congratulations to all those involved, as our school has been proudly awarded the Bronze Young Carers in Schools Award. Thank you to Mrs Farnell for securing the accreditation for our school.
Anti-Bullying Accreditation from Entrust
Following our successfull Anti-Bullying Day our school was awarded the prestigious Anti-Bullying Accredition. Congratulations to all involved for all their hard-work.
Here is the award being presented to Ellis Nevitt and Ella Chapman by Deb Barnes.
CCA Anti-Bullying Day 2016
On the 18th November pupils enjoyed a breakout day where all lesson content was different aspects of bullying. Pupils enjoyed art, drama, technology and team building tasks designed to promote awareness of bullying and to give victims and bystanders ideas on how to tackle the issue.
Speak Up Space Winter Wellness Project support
Now that we’ve entered another lockdown it’s vital that we offer support to as many young people as we can. Access to support has been made even trickier with these new restrictions. Thankfully Speak Up Space remains available 7 evenings per week and as part of the Winter Wellness Project we...
Speak Up Space Mental Support Instant Messaging System
Speak Up Space is a point of contact for young people's mental health and wellbeing support over the summer break. It is running everyday at the following times : Sunday (8pm-11pm), Monday (5pm-8pm), Tuesday (8pm-11pm), Wednesday (5pm-8pm) Thursday (4pm-9pm) Friday (8pm-11pm) S...
Entrust Music Lessons
Do you want to learn how to play a mucial instrument? Please ask Mr Harrison, Head of Music, for details. ...