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Behaviour and rewards

Our expectations for student behaviour are unapologetically high. We expect all students to demonstrate what we call 'behaviour for learning', based around the key principles of learning, safety and respect. 

In short, this means that students have the right to learn and should never prevent others from learning, or prevent their own learning taking place; all students should always feel safe; and all students should respect the other members of the school community and also have the right to that respect themselves.

The college promotes a positive learning environment and we are proud of our students' good behaviour. However, if a student is not meeting our behaviour expectations then we have a system of consequences that will support the student to improve their behaviour and ensure others' learning is not disrupted.

Our school rules

  • Be polite to each other
  • Never answer back to staff
  • Always be on task
  • Wear our uniform with pride
  • Have correct equipment
  • Be punctual to school and lessons
  • Look after the school environment
  • Only use mobile phones outside of the school gate

Recognition

We want to recognise a student’s contribution whenever they:

  • Put in significant effort
  • Achieve excellent progress
  • Care for and support another student
  • Contribute something to the wider school community

Students are awarded House Points for doing any of the above, both inside and outside of lessons. Our staff give out one postcard every day to the student who has impressed them the most: these are not easy to get!

We also have formal events throughout the year to recognise students who have been consistently excellent. These include Recognition Events during the school day, celebration assemblies, and our End of Year Prizegiving.

For more detailed information on our system of rewards and sanctions, please see our policies and procedures in the Governance section of the website.