Pupils are expected to behave in a manner which allows the school to meet the aims outlines on the Aims and Vision page.
All pupils are expected to attend regularly and to be punctual and well-prepared for class. Frequent absence, lateness or persistent failure to complete tasks given as homework will be discussed with parents in order to achieve a resolution to the problem.
Staff monitor the attendance, academic performance and behaviour of each pupil carefully and the policy is one of early intervention which involves working in partnership with parents and perhaps relevant support agencies as well. The exact nature of this intervention depends on the issue to be addressed.
The school’s policy of social inclusion means that it is always a last resort to exclude a pupil; there is an isolation unit in which pupils can be placed away from their mainstream classes for a short while and this allows both pupils and staff the opportunity to address the issues which may have led to inappropriate behaviour in the first place.
In serious cases of unacceptable behaviour, pupils may be excluded from school for a period of time and will only be readmitted following full discussion between school and home regarding the exclusion and the way forward.
If there are issues of particular seriousness, a referral can be made to the School Review Group (SRG) or Area Review Group (ARG), inter-agency groups consisting of senior school staff and representatives from Social Work, Attendance Liaison, Psychological Services and Community Health. Pupils who have been excluded from school, or who are considered to be at risk of exclusion are referred to this group automatically.
Most pupils use their common sense and show respect for others and their surroundings as a matter of course. The rules for the school offer sound advice to pupils regarding the way in which they conduct themselves on school premises. They are designed as a safety measure and to ensure that respect for the school environment is a priority for everyone.
In class (as displayed in the classroom code):
In the corridor:
In the environment: