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The Basildon Academies


RESPECT, Relationships and GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Independence and Tenacity)

To support the academy RESPECT ethos we hold ‘Respect Days’ with support from external organisations and speakers such as Julie Wilkinson and her award winning training programme for young people.

The Respect Days provide creative and interactive ‘Solutions to Personal Wellbeing’ Training Workshops which enable students to learn emotional resilience, confidence building tools and techniques, the importance of body language, respect and friendship skills.

As part of our commitment to supporting our students in applying these new skills, we have a Respect Champion, a member of our pastoral team, in the role of Respect Champion.  This unique role enables the Respect Champion to be responsible for:

* Fostering our respect culture with our young people

* Developing and supporting student emotional resilience

* Supporting our young people build self-esteem and friendships

* Co-ordination Lower Academy Respect and Anti-Bullying strategies.

Our Respect Champion works closely with colleagues from our Upper Academy and ensures we have trained and experienced RESPECT Ambassadors available to support our students, running facilities such as The Bubble, and supporting our primary feeder schools.

If you require any support, information, guidance or advice in the any of the areas above then please contact our Lower Academy Respect Champion.

Through our GRIT mindset programme, students undertake comprehensive sessions to develop GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Independence, Tenacity). This is achieved through curriculum planning, Health & Wellbeing Events, Active Learning opportunities across the Key Stages. These are recognised as key attributes through our rewards programme.

Mrs S O’Neill
Senior Student Development Leader

Pupils respect and value difference. Pupils can take on responsibilities. Pupils who are diversity ambassadors, sports captains or on the school executive are proud of these roles. They represent and support other pupils well. Ofsted 2019