· Pupils must arrive punctually for school.
· Pupils must be in full school uniform at all times. Shirts and blouses must be tucked into waistbands. Blazers must be worn. Trainers and boots are not acceptable footwear. Jewellery must not be worn. Make-up is forbidden. Girls must wear black tights or plain white socks without logo.
· Movement around school must be quiet and orderly.
· Shaved heads, extreme styles or fashionable hair colours are not acceptable. The school reserves the right to decide what is appropriate.
· Items of value must not be brought into school. This includes walkmans, pagers and mobile phones.
· Dangerous items must not be brought onto the premises. It is a criminal offence to carry a knife. Tippex is forbidden.
· Pupils must stay in their designated areas at break and lunchtime.
· Pupils who which to go home for lunch must bring a note from their parents, must live close enough or this to be practicable and must obtain a dinner pass.
· Pupils must eat only in designated areas.
· Pupils must not threaten, bully or hit other pupils.
· Pupils must be respectful towards all staff - this includes welfare assistants, learning assistants, caretakers, cleaners and secretaries.
· Safe and courteous behaviour is expected on journeys to and from school. Attendance
· Pupils who are not present for am/pm registration must report to reception on arrival, where they will sign their names in the late book and have the time of arrival stamped in their journal.
· Pupils with dental/medical appointments must show their appointment cards for signing to their Year Tutor before signing out at reception.
· Absence notes must be given to Form Tutors on the day of return. Parents must telephone us immediately to inform us of any absence. Parents who do not do so will receive a telephone call from the school's attendance officer. Lessons
· Arrive punctually for lessons with all necessary equipment.
· Line up outside the room until told to enter.
· Stand behind desks on entering the classroom.
· Not shout out in class.
· Be polite at all times to staff and fellow pupils.
· Pay attention and take an active part in their own learning.
· Address staff by their correct title.
· Hand report cards in at the start of the lesson and collect them from the teacher at the end.
· Use his/her journal to record homework.
· Have their journal signed by a teacher if he/she needs to leave the classroom during a lesson.
· Not distract other pupils.
· Not wander around the room without permission.
· Take detention slips home to be signed by parents and attend detention punctually.
· Not use offensive language.
· Pupils must not deface or damage walls, furniture or another pupil's property.
· Smoking is forbidden.
· Put litter in bins provided.
· Chewing gum is forbidden.
· Stay off the grass in wet weather. Sanctions
Sanctions are imposed according to individual situations. School discipline is reinforced by:
· Letters home
· Weekly report cards (Yellow, white for more persistent misbehaviour).
· Contracts of good behaviour.
· Short periods working away from class.
· Parent accompanying pupils to class.
· Exclusion from school trips.
· Fixed term exclusion from school.
· Permanent exclusions.
Teaching staff should also inform parents of any concerns by writing comments in the journal. Detentions
From 1st September, 1998 schools have clear legal authority to detain pupils on disciplinary grounds after the end of a school sessions without the consent of a parent (Section 5, Education Act 1997). 24 hours notice will be given using a general detention slip which the pupil takes home. Pupils details will be entered in a detention book in the staff room. Pupils will be properly supervised and will be given suitable work to do in detention. Pupils will be dismissed at a time previously notified to the parents.Rewards
Pupils will be issued merits as rewards for their effort and attainment, merits may also be issued for excellent attendance punctuality or behaviour. Pupils will receive certificates when they have enough merits to pass the bronze, silver and gold threshold or for excellent or unparalleled attendance pupils may also receive letters of commendation or certificates for work or participation in a particular activity form, subject or pastoral event.