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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 Senior Leadership 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 Upper Academy Respect and Anti-Bullying strategies.

Our Respect Champion works closely with colleagues we have trained and experienced RESPECT Ambassadors available to support our students.

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

Mr S Knowles
Assistant Headteacher

Basildon Upper Academy looks after its pupils and knows them well. Pupils say that they feel safe and they are taught to make safe choices. The school does not tolerate bullying and deals firmly with pupils on the rare occasions that it occurs. Ofsted 2019