Our Behaviour and Rewards

Magna Academy is at the heart of the community in Canford Heath. We want our students to be model citizens and role models for others in the community. The significant improvement in the reputation of Magna in the community compared to the predecessor school has been hard won and we intend to further build on this during 2014-15. Canford Heath residents may well be future employers of some of our students. Reputation of the Academy is therefore vital – if a school has a poor reputation, in part informed by the way its students behave in the community, it has a direct impact on employment opportunities of students in the future.

Students are expected to wear their uniform perfectly from the moment they step out of their front door until they return home. They are representing Magna Academy Poole and therefore need to be in perfect uniform for the reasons outlined above.

As Principal, I have powers to discipline students who bring the Academy into disrepute outside of Academy hours. Exclusion regulations give me the authority to exclude for inappropriate conduct outside the Academy if this conduct brings the name of our Academy into disrepute at any time. I will issue sanctions to students who engage in any form of anti-social behaviour to and from the Academy while in Academy uniform, smoking whilst in Academy uniform and not wearing the Academy uniform as expected. I will not hesitate to use these powers for the benefit of members of the Canford Heath community and to protect the reputation of the Academy for the benefit of our students. We also work in very close partnership with the local police for the benefit of our students and the community.

Magna Academy has produced ‘Community Expectations’ posters which set out the expectations community members should have of our students. These expectations have been written by our own Student Aspiration Leaders. The posters are displayed in local shops and community buildings. The posters display a ‘hotline’ telephone number where community members can contact the Academy to let us know about any incident where students are not meeting these expectations. Senior members of staff will also have regular liaison meetings with local shop owners and other organisations.