Encouragement, not punishment
Traditional values of discipline and respect are an essential part of our ethos at the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust, as we believe these are essential for creating a safe, harmonious and nurturing environment for both staff and students alike. In particular, we take a no-tolerance attitude towards bullying.
However, discipline is not the same thing as punishment, and we make sure our methods of discipline are always fair, considered, caring and positive. Where possible, we prefer to focus on encouragements and rewards, rather than punishment and exclusion, in order to build a better community in each school – and across the Trust as a whole.
Our approach to discipline has seen us turn around a number of struggling schools, including a number that were on Special Measures before joining the Rodillian family, with exceptional improvements in behaviour, attendance and academic performance coming as results of the Rodillian Ethos.