From their first day, Rushey students are taught to be Rushey SMART At Rushey Mead Academy, we want our students to be successful both socially, as well as academically, so they leave us as polite well-mannered British citizens and contribute positively to society. We also understand that they will be in a competitive employment market, and being socially SMART and displaying good manners is essential.
At Rushey Mead we expect everyone to do the following at all times: S – SMILE M – MANNERS A – ARTICULATE R – RESPECT T – TITLES Rushey SMART
At Rushey Mead Academy, we always smile and greet people with eye contact. We are polite and courteous at all times. When a teacher says hello, good morning or good afternoon to us in the corridor we reply with an upbeat, “Hello Miss!” or “Morning Sir!” and we look at them in the eyes and smile. We are professional.
Rushey Mead Academy students and teachers show an “attitude of gratitude” every day and in every interaction they have. We are polite and respectful in all of our interactions and display good manners in all situations. Rushey Mead Academy is built upon teachers and pupils treating each other with respect. We are one team working together to achieve the same goal.
We speak in a polite calm manner and in full sentences; we make sure our hands are away from our faces as we speak, we articulate using Standard English and do not use slang. We never mumble. We project our voice, which means we speak clearly and loudly for the whole class to hear, we make confident eye contact with the person we are addressing. We write emails to adults using a professional tone and the correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
At Rushey Mead Academy we take turns to talk and show mutual respect when others are speaking. We do not interrupt and we wait until the other person finishes before putting forward our own opinion or thoughts.
Titles (Sir or Miss)
Students always refer to staff as Sir or Miss. All teachers will treat all students with respect and be extremely polite. This is a partnership involving mutual respect between teachers and students.