Student Guide

Behaviour at GSA is underpinned by our 3 Golden Rules. 

Be Respectful

  • By showing respect for everyone in the Academy.
  • By showing respect for staff by following requests first time.
  • By showing respect to other students’ right to learn.
  • By showing respect for any equipment that is used.
  • By showing respect for the environment.

Be Responsible

  • By taking responsibility for their own learning by bringing in the correct equipment each day and completing all tasks to the best of their ability.
  • By taking responsibility for their own actions every time and not seeking to blame others.
  • By taking responsibility for their own progress by acting upon teachers advice with positivity.
  • By taking responsibility for their attendance and punctuality each day.
  • By taking responsibility for their own behaviour by ensuring they are the best person they can be at all times and every day.

Be Safe

  • By travelling around the Academy by walking on the left and holding doors open.
  • By listening to the advice from teachers, asking when they are unsure and using specialist equipment appropriately.
  • By reporting any concerns either to a member of staff or through the SHARP system.
  • By using digital technology appropriately.
  • By not putting themselves or others in danger through any inappropriate actions either on the way to or when going home from school.

Please find information below about our behaviour management system Class Charts, Microsoft Teams and general ICT support for students.

Our Behaviour Management System is ClassCharts

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Class Charts is an online system which teachers use to track student achievement and behaviour throughout the school day. You will be awarded credits by your teacher each day for things such as Independence and Respect. When you have accrued enough credits they can be exchanged for prizes and trips.

Star Student is awarded to 1 student per lesson, it is worth 2 whole credits. If this is awarded to you it means you have gone above and beyond what is expected of you.

If you have any problems accessing ClassCharts, please see the ICT Support tab below.

ClassCharts Guide - Pupils Accounts

The Academy's ICT Support Team have setup a dedicated email address [email protected], for students to contact in order to request help accessing the following school accounts:

IMPORTANT: When requesting support via a non school email account you MUST provide us with the following information in your email for us to verify who you are and be able to provide you with future assistance:

  • Students Full Legal Name
  • Students Year Group / Form
  • Students Date of Birth
  • School Account User Name

Useful ICT Support Guides

Please click the links below to download copies of useful ICT Support Guides:

ClassCharts Guide - Pupils Accounts
ClassCharts Guide - Parent Accounts
Hegarty Maths Guide
Installing Microsoft Office 365 Apps
Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide
Microsoft Word Quick Start Guide
Microsoft Excel Quick Start Guide
Microsoft PowerPoint Quick Start Guide
Microsoft OneDrive Quick Start Guide