EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
The school has high expectations of student behaviour and conduct. Every student has a summary of the school policy in their planner and the full ‘Positive Relations Policy’ can be found on the school website (under ‘Policies’). The overall aim of the school policy is to ensure consistency and fairness across the school.
There is a ‘consequence’ system used in lessons in the school. This is displayed in every classroom and is in the student planner. The idea is that students are given chances to correct their behaviour, but if they don’t, a staged system is used which will ultimately lead to them being removed from the lesson by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Students also effectively lose points when they misbehave and these are deducted from their achievement points.
Should a student cause concerns in school, he/she will be placed on a report card, in order to monitor progress and behaviour. There are a number or different cards:
For a small number of students, who find mainstream schooling very difficult, alternative provision will be sought before taking the step of permanent exclusion.
Students are issued with report cards every week and must get every lesson signed. It is important that parents/carers also sign the cards and discuss the day with their child.
Detentions are issued for a variety of reasons. Students are issued with a slip and this must be signed by the parent/carer. For after-
it is vital that parents/carers support the school over disciplinary matters. Should you have a concern about a detention, please contact the member of staff issuing it to discuss the matter.
Please note: the detention slip is to inform you about a detention, not to seek approval. The school’s decision on the matter will be final.
The school does not take the decision to exclude students from school lightly. This is usually done for serious offences or persistent disruptive behaviour. In most instances, students will be placed in the Isolation Room to work as an alternative to exclusion. The school does everything in its power not to exclude children – it is always a last resort. As well as the Isolation Room, the school also has an Inclusion Room, which is used to re-
Should a student be excluded from school for a fixed-
In all matters of school discipline, it is essential that parents/carers and the school work together for the best interests of the child.