Student Expectations

The Rules

At The Dorcan Academy we have 3 simple rules:  Be Kind, Show Respect, Do Your best!  If you follow these, you will not go far wrong!

Classroom Expectations

Students at The Dorcan Academy will:

E1) Arrive to every lesson on time, in full school uniform and fully equipped for learning

E2) Listen silentlytrack the speaker and respond positively to instructions

E3) Raise their hand to ask a question or make a relevant comment, without calling out

E4) Be respectful to everyone in word, tone and action

E5) Participate fully in lessons and work exceptionally hard without disrupting any other student’s learning

See it, Hear it, Lose it!!

All mobile phones and electronic devices must be switched off and put away before entering the building at the start of the day (Phones, Ipods, Earphones, MP3 players etc.)

Fizzy and energy drinks are not allowed in school and will be confiscated if seen

Outside Expectations

O1) Walk sensibly around the building keeping to the left

O2) Eat only in designated areas and put litter in bins

O3) Respect everyone in word, tone and action

O4) Respect the school building and environment

O5) Follow instructions by staff/prefects and give your name if requested to do so

The Journey Home

Students are expected to demonstrate a high standard of conduct on the journey to and from school as they are ambassadors for past and future generations of children who will attend The Dorcan Academy.

Students are expected:

J1) To arrive at school and leave school in full uniform (students are not permitted to wear hoodies).

J2) To use the traffic lights safely on Dorcan Way.

J3) To use the cycle lanes/pedestrian zones safely.

J4) To take any litter home and dispose of it properly.

J5) To respect our neighbours and all local residents.

Attitude to Learning (ATL) Criteria

We have set out below the attributes of highly motivated and engaged learners which lead to positive progress. As well as receiving reports on progress throughout the year, students are awarded an ATL score; an average score of 2 or above is essential to good progress and we encourage all our students to aspire to achieving a ‘1’ in every lesson.

The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.