We expect a lot from our students in terms of discipline, standards and commitment. In return we offer exceptional teaching and learning in an environment where they feel safe, secure and valued. We know they will face challenges as they mature, and so provide a complete support system of care and guidance academically and emotionally for every student.
The Student Entitlement Vision is a clear statement of The Mayfield Way:
Proud, confident, self-aware and Kind students who are Determined in the face of challenge. Our students have a can do attitude, are willing to take risks and celebrate diversity, knowing they are fully supported by the Academy and wider community to be the very Best.
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Child Protection and Student Welfare
Our child protection programme supports each child’s development providing security, confidence and independence. The academy has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the academy will follow child protection procedures and inform social services of its concern.
Students join us in Year 7 aged 11-12 and leave us in Year 11 aged 15-16. Each Year group has a Head of Year whose primary focus is to make sure every student fulfils their potential. Working alongside them is their Assistant Head of Year, who supports attendance, behaviour, student well-being, uniform, and other non-academic issues. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding system and Anti-Bullying Policy in place and recognised as a School of Sanctuary in 2016. To further support the sense of belonging each year group has their own colour on their ties. This will be their identity throughout their time at Mayfield. For the academic year 2021 2022 the ties are as follows:
Year 7 – Teal, Year 8 – Purple, Year 9 – Yellow, Year 10 – Blue, Year 11 – Green.