CedarBridge Academy

The Mission Statement

The Mission Statement

At CedarBridge Academy, where excellence is valued, we cultivate Bermuda’s achievers.

Ministry Policies

Please note: These are just the outline of the policies. The full complement of ministry policies can be found on the CBA intranet.

Dress Code: Teachers are required to dress in clothing which is appropriate to a professional environment. This is to ensure that a professional environment is maintained in school at all times.

School Improvement Plan: A school improvement plan is to be established to develop annual data-driven school improvement plans which focus on the priorities to which a school community is dedicated.

Use of School Facilities: Use of the facilities will be authorized by the principal or teacher in charge.

Child Abuse: Any educator how has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child between the ages of birth and 17 years of age is being abused or severely neglected or is at risk, must notify the principal or counselors, or family services WITHOUT informing the parents.

Food and Nutrition: All foods consumed on the school premises will contribute to the health and welfare of the students.

Study Trips: All school trips overseas during days which are part of the instructional time of schools will be permitted only if it is an educational study trip; thus the objective of the trip must be related to the curriculum of study of the group making the trip.

Parent Conferences: Formal parent conferences shall be held twice a year. Other parent conferences may be arranged as needed.

Homework Schedule: Students should spend no longer than 120 minutes per school day on homework activities. Homework shall be regularly assigned to students.

School Year: The school year shall be two hundred (200) days inclusive of any national holidays that occur during the school year and shall start no earlier than 1st September in one calendar year and shall be completed no later than 30th June in the succeeding calendar year.

School Day: The school day will commence not earlier than 8:30 a.m. and not later than 8:50 a.m. and will continue until such time as it is determined by the principal of the school. The end of the school day shall not be earlier than 3:30 p.m. or later than 4:00 p.m. During this period of time the total student and staff population shall normally be required to participate in instruction or instruction related activities either on or off the premises.

Annual School Report: Principals shall submit comprehensive, data-driven annual school reports.

Student Records: All schools shall maintain cumulative records for each student that are current and confidential. Parents have the right to access their student’s records. Student records shall be retained for five years after the student has left the school/

Supervision of Students – Non-Instructional Time: The Principal and Deputy Principal shall ensure that there is proper supervision of students while they are at school, to ensure their safety and well-being.

Summer Programmes: Summer programmes will be provided for students with support needs subject to availability of resources.

Evaluations: All staff shall be appraised annually. Principals will appraise teaching staff according to the procedures outline in the Teacher Performance Evaluation Programme Handbook. Para-educators and Educational Therapists Assistants shall be appraised at the end of the school year by the principal and the Instructional Leader in conjunction with the classroom teacher. Counselors, Educational Therapists will be evaluated by the principal and/or Instructional Leader by the end of the school year.

Student Attendance: All students enrolled in Government schools shall attend school regularly in compliance with the Education Act 1996.

Student Expulsion: A student will be considered for expulsion only after appropriate options for addressing the student’s needs and difficulties have been implemented and evaluated in a thorough and systematic manner.

Transportation for Students: Transportation will be provided, as resources are available, for students who are unable to travel to and from school in a normal manner.

Excused Absences: Students shall attend school in accordance to the 1996 Act. Principals may excuse students from attendance for medical appointments, illness, bereavement, family emergencies, and observance of religious holidays in keeping with the family’s faith.

Administration of Medication in Schools: Prescribed medications shall be administered to students during school hours in accordance with physician’s directions.

Security in Schools: The principal shall ensure that the school in maintained as a secure environment for the education of students.

Referrals to Child and Adolescent Services: Principals may refer students to Child and Adolescent Services or the Reading Clinic or any other services to ensure that the student’s needs are met.

Small Yet Significant CBA Stuff

Security

The main entrance is on the northern end of the central block. There is a security desk at that entrance. All persons entering the building sign in at the security desk.

Members of staff are given a code to enter the building from any entrance other than the main entrance. You can collect your code from the security office. The security office is located in the Northern end of the building. Near Broadway Hall. You must also collect the keys to your classroom from the security office.

All members of staff have CBA ID. This will be made for you by the security personnel. Supervisor of Security is Freedom Charles.

Security Extension: 2159