Behaviour for learning
What standards of behaviour does the school expect?
We expect learners to show self-discipline and consideration for others. The codes we expect learners to follow cover behaviour in class, corridor and playground as well as in the restaurant and on the buses (Right Start guide). These are displayed around the school and in school diaries. Please remind your child of the codes and reinforce them whenever possible.
What happens when a learner breaks the behaviour code?
Details of what happens when a learner breaks our Classroom Code can be found in the Right Start guide. Please read this carefully. In other cases the action taken depends on how serious the incident is and how often rules have been broken. As parents, you will obviously be informed of any serious incident by phone or letter and will be invited to discuss your child’s behaviour and future in the school. As part of the home/school partnership we rely on your support in dealing with discipline issues and hope that you will reinforce standards of behaviour expected by the school.
What should I do if I am unhappy about any situation concerning my child’s behaviour in school?
What is meant by placing learners ‘On Report’?
Learners who behave badly in several lessons will carry a report card around with them for teachers to comment on behaviour in each lesson. This is seen by form tutors and Pastoral Leaders (Heads of Year), and you are asked to sign it everyday. Attendance, punctuality and attitude are also reasons for reports. Monitoring report cards take a variety of forms and are issued according to the individual circumstances.
The Inclusion Support Centre is a safe and secure environment where learners are able to work in a positive classroom setting. Learners receive on-going mentoring to build on their self-esteem, they also receive advice and guidance on their individual behaviour management. Short or longer-term support is also offered to learners who struggle within mainstream education.
What happens if my child is excluded for a fixed term?
You will receive a letter explaining the situation from the Headteacher and will be asked to come into school to meet senior staff before your child is readmitted. Please note - there is a limit to the number of days of fixed term exclusion before a child will automatically become permanently excluded.
Are learners ever permanently excluded from the school?
Yes, but this is very rare and only happens when a severe breach of discipline has occurred. At this stage, governors and the Local Education Authority are involved.
What should I do if I think my child is being bullied?
Contact the school immediately. The school takes a very firm line on this matter and a member of senior staff will investigate (see bullying policy).
telephone: 01745 832287