Service Pledge

Good Teaching

Your child will receive five properly prepared, well taught lessons each school day. Your child’s work will be regularly marked and assessed. You will receive a detailed homework timetable and homework will be issued in accordance with it.

Good Behaviour

We will uphold your child’s right to be taught and to learn without disruption. Our academy does not permit the selfish or attention seeking behaviour of a few to spoil the education of the many.

After School Learning and Home School Clubs

Students are encouraged to participate in a range of after school activities, such as design technology and IT. Most of the subjects offer additional classes for examination students, and we offer a range of sports including football, basketball and cricket to name a few.

The Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 4.30pm for students to use the facilities and do their homework. It is an excellent resource for students. We have a great selection of books, study materials and revision resources. The LRC is well equipped with computers. Students can visit the library before school, any time during the day and up to 4.30pm.

Anti Bullying Policy at Duke’s Aldridge Academy

At Duke’s Aldridge Academy we take bullying very seriously. Students are encouraged to report bullying to their form tutors who will deal with any problems. Each year students work on the issue of bullying through PSHE lessons. If parents are worried about their child being bullied, contact must be made with the child’s form tutor of Head of Year. The Anti Bullying Policy can be found here.

Special Educational Needs and Learning Support

Many of our students are gifted and talented and some have special needs because of learning difficulties. We will monitor the needs of students and devise Individual Education Plans for all who will benefit from them. The plans will have clear progress targets and parents will be informed at least twice a year about the progress that is being made.

We believe it is important that students with special needs are supported to work and develop along with their classmates in normal lessons. To enable this to happen we have a team of twenty highly trained and experienced teaching assistants to support students in the classroom.