Welfare

Our school will provide a safe environment where every young learner enjoys the challenge of becoming a creative high achiever, prepared for leadership and accountability in a world that is just and sustainable. 

A form tutor is allocated to each form group and they will often be the first point of contact regarding student success or concerns. If you wish to speak to a member of the Pastoral Team a message can be left at Main Reception. Please understand that due to various commitments it is not possible to arrange an immediate meetings but we pride ourselves on the speed in which we can arrange for this meeting to happen after we have received a request. We ask that for the smooth running of the academy you do not turn up in reception to speak to staff without an appointment, unless it is an exceptional circumstance.  

From our students, we expect the highest standards of personal conduct, the best possible academic performance and a real commitment to the wider life of the school. In return, we will help each individual to develop their talents to the full by working in partnership with parents, by providing a stimulating yet demanding approach to teaching and learning, and by presenting challenging opportunities through a wealth of enrichment activities beyond the classroom. 

All students study PSHE and have assemblies which supports the themes being studied. This education along side the education you provide as parents we hope ensures that the students are well balanced and able to face everything and anything life has to offer.  

Below are links for parents and carers to support finding information about key areas of welfare need we have identified in school. We aim to put all the support links and information in one place to make it easier for parents and carers to find support for their children.  

If there is an area of need with no information and you would like information; please contact safeguarding@weaversacademy.org.uk and we will try to support and find information for you.  Additionally if you have found a service or document really helpful please let us know so we can add it to our list of resources and links 

Please use the links below to find support/information in the following areas: 

TopicLink to Resources
E-safetyClick Here
Drugs, Gangs, Knife Crime and Modern Day SlaveryClick Here
Sexual Health / Harmful Sexual BehaviourClick Here
Welfare and Mental WellbeingClick Here

Anti-bullying

Here at Weavers we have a clear ethos of inclusion, where all members of our community are equally valued. It is important to us that everyone can come to the school feeling safe and secure in the knowledge that where bullying of any sort does occur, it will be dealt with assertively and confronted at all times and that the outcomes will endeavour to include reconciliation of all parties.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families defines bullying as ‘behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’.

Bullying can take many forms, whether they be physical, direct verbal, indirect or cyber-bullying. We acknowledge that some bullying is values led: sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, disability or religious prejudice. No form of bullying is acceptable and nor will it be tolerated.

All members of our learning community have clear guidance on where to go in the event of an incident of bullying and we have rigorous support structures for the victim(s) of any bullying, as well as for the rehabilitation of anyone involved in bullying. We take bullying very seriously here at Weavers and endeavour at all times to ensure the happiness and welfare of our community. The Anti Bullying policy is in line with the school improvement plan and the school has entered the Northamptonshire Schools Anti Bullying scheme and is in line to achieve accreditation shortly.

At Weavers Academy, we use My Family Coach to help our parents and carers understand their children’s behaviour. My Family Coach is a free website written by behaviour experts with 20 years’ experience working with over 5,000 schools. My Family Coach will support you through the tough times, inspire you with new ideas, and share practical tips to make parenting that little bit easier.