From September we have introduced a new behaviour policy. This centres around Positive Discipline.
Positive Discipline is based on 3 simple ideas:
- Students want to be rewarded for their effort;
- Students need clear guidelines in terms of what constitutes acceptable behaviour; and
- Consistency so that everyone knows where they stand, how the school operates and responds to what it sees in front of it
Central to success is the Student Planner.
This will contain all the positives and negatives gained by a student in the week.
What will the new student planner look like?
The first page will have space for staff to record achievement points in the form of stamps. Stamps can be used to purchase prizes from the Rewards Shop and in turn lead to the awarding of certificates.
Achievement points will be awarded for:
Positive contributions in the lesson
Positive acts around school
The second or right hand page in the planner provides space for homework to be recorded but also lists written warnings which are recorded in the planner.
Written warnings can be issued both in and out of the classroom for inappropriate behaviour and for not following the basic standards and expectations of the school.
If a student receives 6 written warnings in a week he/she will be in Leadership detention until 4.00pm.
If a student receives 8 written warnings in a week he/she will be in Isolation the next day and a detention that evening until 4.00pm.
If a student receives 2 written warnings in one lesson, he/she will be in Leadership detention the next evening until 4.00pm.
Students can also receive a written warning in the classroom for…
Failure to bring exercise book or homework to the lesson
Failure to bring PE kit to the PE lesson
Failure to bring Technology ingredients and equipment to the Technology lesson
Mobile device seen or heard in the lesson without the permission of the teacher
Tutor PD Lesson
Tutor period of one hour per week
Recording of all merits and sanctions
Praise from SLT –students sent to offices of SLT
Thought For The Week
Literacy and numeracy for KS3
Maths and English for KS4
Alterations to the school day 2016-17
Please note that Tutor Time is being moved back to the beginning of the day and the timing of break is being changed. The timings for the beginning and ending of the school day and for lunchtime do not change.
It continues to be imperative that students must be through the school gate by 8.45am. Students who are late twice in a half term will receive a Head of Year detention at lunchtime and if there is third occasion of lateness in a half term a Leadership detention until 4.00pm will be given.
School Day 2016-17
8.50-9.10am Tutor Time
9.10-10.10am Period 1
10.25-11.25am Period 2
11.25am-12.25pm Period 3
1.10-2.10pm Period 4
2.10-3.10pm Period 5