Behaviour

High expectations of students’ behaviour, politeness and attitude are central to the success of our school and the future success of our students.

Rewards Ladder

We believe that students deserve to be rewarded when they work hard and when they evidence the 10 HNS values. Our Rewards Ladder shows the many different ways we reward our students to encourage them to succeed.

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Jack Petchey Awards

Each half term we will award a student the Jack Petchey Achievement Award. This special award can be for academic achievement, or for students who face and succeed in challenging circumstances, or for young people who push themselves outside of their comfort zones or show themselves to be outstanding team players.  

Each winner will receive a lapel badge, a letter from Sir Jack Petchey and £250 to spend within school. 

9.

Every Further 50 Merits

A blue lapel badge is awarded for every further 50 merits

An achievement text message is sent to your parents/carers 

8.

200 Merits

A blue lapel badge is awarded when you achieve 200 merits

An achievement text message is sent to your parents/carers when you achieve 200 merit

7.

150 Merits

A gold lapel badge is awarded when you achieve 150 merits

An achievement text message is sent to your parents/carers when you achieve 150 merits

6.

100 Merits

A silver lapel badge is awarded when you achieve 100 merits

An achievement text message is sent to your parents/carers when you achieve 100 merits

5.

50 Merits

A bronze lapel badge is awarded when you achieve 50 merits

An achievement text message is sent to your parents/carers when you achieve 50 merits

4.

Star of the Week

Your Head of Learning will award star of the week to a student in recognition of effort and achievement. You will receive a special lapel pin.

3.

Chocolate

Often the school will award chocolate prizes. This is in recognition of good work in school or on the DPR. 

2.

Golden Ticket

Your teachers will award a Golden Ticket to the most focused/hard working student in each lesson for you to take home and show your parents. It is worth 5 merits!

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Merits

A merit is awarded by the subject teacher for meeting and exceeding expectations

The pastoral team awards a merit for 100% attendance, punctuality, uniform and equipment for students 

Sanctions Ladder 

If students are to be successful in school, it is vital that they understand the rules and expectations.  Our Sanctions Ladder makes clear to students, parents and staff, the sanctions that will be put in place if students choose not to follow our expectations.

High level sanctions

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Permanent Exclusion (PEx)

This sanction is used by the Headteacher for repeated disruptive behaviour, assaulting a member of staff, extreme violence towards another student, theft, damage to property, possession of an offensive weapon, dealing an illegal substance, extreme racial or sexual harassment or other breaches of the school’s behaviour policy. 

The Local School Board (LSB) hearing(s)  must take place within 15 school days of the date of the permanent exclusion.

9.

Pastoral Support Plan (PSP)

Students at risk of permanent exclusion (usually after the 3rd incident of FTE are considered for a pastoral support plan. 

8.

Fixed Term External Exclusion

This sanction is used by the Headteacherl when there is a serious breach of the school’s behaviour policy. 

  • Consider alternative provision with LA or other providers for extreme or unusual circumstances 
  • Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) considered following the second external exclusion 
  • Parental meeting with HOL and DHT, student returns to school on report to HoL for 1 week 
  • 1-45 days in any academic year 

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Alternative school based exclusion

This sanction is used by the Headteacher and DHT for pastoral and it is equivalent to a first day of a fixed term exclusion. Students spend a day at Forest Gate Community School or The Cumberland School and parents are informed by letter and phone call. The following must be considered following this sanction: 

  • Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) 
  • Student placed on HoL report for 1 week 
  • Parental meeting with HOL and SM 

*Note that it is the parents’ / carers’ responsibility to transport the student to one of the Trust’s schools

6.

Internal Exclusion

This sanction is used by the Head of Learning when students display defiant behaviour in lessons or for incidents which are serious enough to warrant a fixed term exclusion (persistent disruptive behaviour, fighting, anti-social behaviour etc.). For out of lesson incidents, this sanction must be applied on two separate occasions (1 & 2 days) before an ASBE is considered. The following must be considered following this sanction: 

  • Student placed on HoL report for 1 week 
  • Parental meeting with HOL and SM  
  • This sanction is also used when a student fails to complete the BIR sanction.

Lower Level Sanctions

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Parental meeting

This is used by Heads of Learning to meet with parents and discuss a student’s behaviour. A series of supportive measures will be put in place which could include-daily report, moving class, loss of break and lunch. 

4.

Headteacher’s detention

This sanction is used when a student accrues more than 4 detentions in one day. Students will sit the 60 minute detention for the following day, as well as the Head teacher’s detention for the extra time not completed during the week.

3.

Behaviour Improvement Room

Teachers will send students to the BIR for the following:

  • 3 occasions of defiance or rudeness
  • Unacceptable behaviour

2.

Detention

Teachers will set a detention for the following:

  • 2 occasions in a lesson (50 minutes) of defiance or rudeness
  • Lack of core equipment / uniform
  • Insufficient work completed

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Demerit

Teachers will give 1 demerit for the following:

  • Defiance in lesson
  • Rudeness in lesson
  • Lack of subject equipment
  • Lateness to lesson

Exclusion Arrangements

A pupil will be excluded from lessons or school when he/she has breached the school’s behaviour policy seriously or persistently. This is a serious sanction and will be considered in light of the conduct in question and by taking into account the school’s sanctions ladder. The school uses internal exclusions and external exclusions.

When deciding whether to exclude a pupil, the Headteacher considers the school’s responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

On excluding a pupil, the Headteacher will notify parents of the period of the exclusion and the reasons for it.

In the case of fixed–term external exclusions, he will also inform parents of their right to make representations about the exclusion to the local board.

During the external exclusion the student is expected to be at home and work will be provided. Parents are required to attend a reintegration meeting following the external exclusion prior to the student’s return to lessons.