The Highcrest Academy


Our Expectations - Core Routines

We believe good discipline to be essential for learning to flourish. With this at the forefront of our minds, we have created a set of ‘Core Routines’ which every student is expected to follow. These routines stem from our values as we strive for excellence for all. It is very important that all staff and parents are familiar with our expectations of students, as this will enable us all to consistently support all students to make good choices and valuable contributions to our community. At The Highcrest Academy every student follows our core routines to ensure they can learn in a safe, positive and productive environment. ‘Core Lesson Routines’ help us reinforce both discipline and common courtesy. All students understand the importance of following these routines, which cover key disciplines integral to succeeding both at the academy and in later life. They include attendance, punctuality, manners, respect, uniform, equipment and participation.

The Highcrest 8

To maintain the best possible culture for our students to learn, we insist that our students adhere to 8 simple core lesson routines every lesson. These support a consistent approach throughout the academy, helping us to improve behaviour, relationships and ultimately outcomes.  

The Highcrest SEN 8

Some of the ways our teachers support SEN will be an extension of good practice in the classroom, whilst other, more specific strategies may be particularly useful in supporting particular needs. The Highcrest SEN 8 are 8 teaching and learning strategies that can be used to support our SEN students but also all learner groups in the classroom. 

The Core Writing Routines

In every lesson, our students follow a set of 8 core writing routines. This ensures their work is always of high quality and they take pride in the presentation of their work. By fostering good habits, our students will be able to build confidence in themselves as writers, ultimately leading to greater success.