Expectations

Warm Strict Kind

Our Warm, Strict and Kind behaviour culture enables our pupils and staff to focus on learning our knowledge rich curriculum.

Our high expectations,  strict discipline and excellent pastoral care create a learning environment in which our pupils have the opportunity to be ambitious, aspirational and confident.

We pride ourselves on strong learning routines and take time to train our pupils so that they know what we expect of them at all times.

We have only four easy to follow rules which are: 

  1. Follow staff instructions 

  2. Speak appropriately to all 

  3. Focus on the learning 

  4. Complete an acceptable amount of work 

 

 

Attendance

Attendance Phases – Student Information

100%

Outstanding attendance

100 Merit Points will be awarded every term

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99% - 97%

Excellent attendance

50 Merit Points will be awarded every term

96%

Good attendance

10 Merit Points will be awarded every term

Phase 1

95%-92%

Below satisfactory attendance

You will be placed onto Attendance Phase 1

Your Pastoral Leader will talk to you about your level of absence and monitor your progress and offer support to help you to improve.

Phase 2

92% or below

Unsatisfactory attendance

Your patterns of absence are a concern

Perhaps you are having regular days off for minor illness, or routine appointments in the school day.  We will meet with your parents in a School Attendance Meeting where we can plan appropriate support and make agreements to help your attendance level to improve.

Phase 3

Below 90%

Significantly below satisfactory attendance level

Education Authority categorise as Persistent Absent

We will hold a formal Attendance Review Meeting to discuss the legal requirements for your parents to ensure that you attend school regularly.

Phase 4

Failure to improve

Risk of Local Authority prosecution for irregular attendance

Your parents may be prosecuted and fined

You have low levels of attendance and your parents may be prosecuted and fined.  The fines available to the courts if parents are found guilty of the offence include a fine of up to £2,500 and the court can also sentence them to imprisonment for up to 3 months.

Punctuality

PUNCTUALITY MATTERS!

Arrive on time

  • Students are expected to be in school and lining up for lesson by 8:40am for an 8:45am lesson start
  • During Covid start times are staggered, so please see School Day for your current start time 

What happens if students are late

  • Late to school – students who arrive at school after 8:45am will be required to sign in at reception and will be given  a same day 30 minutes After School Late Detention.
  • Persistent late – if a student is regularly late to school additional sanctions of a same day 60 minutes After School Late Detention.

Arriving Late to School

  • The student will be at a disadvantage.
  • The student may miss important knowledge/content at the start of the lesson and interrupt learning.
  • Persistent lateness - the Pastoral Lead will discuss with the student.

Behaviour

When children do not follow the rules, they get Step 1-chance to change (warning), if they do not change their behaviour then they are given a Step 2-Removal. The sanction for a Step 2 is a 1 hour Detention on the same day, so next day is a fresh start.  Parent/Carer are notified by text. 

STAR SHAPE

These expectations support all of our pupils in becoming confident, self-disciplined and respectful individuals both at school and as they graduate to College, Sixth Form or Apprenticeships.

We support all of our pupils, including our SEND pupils to meet these high expectations.

We apply our expectations with a Warm Strict approach, making reasonable adaptations based on the individual needs of pupils

 

Homework

Students always have homework as they are supplied with knowledge organisers (KO’s) which have all the key facts for topics that they need to know.

They need to learn these off by heart by using the Look, Write, Cover, Write, Check method in their KO books.

This is their homework for every subject every week and in Prep too. You can support you child by going over and testing them on these KO’s at home.