Rewards and Sanctions
Our belief in a shared value system ensures an orderly, supportive and safe school environment which allows learners to thrive. Our core school values are ‘Respect and Pride,’ which we expect all stakeholders – students, parents and teachers to exhibit.
When they first join the school, students are carefully organised into Year 7 tutor groups which kick-starts new relationships, fosters friendships and a sense of shared responsibility which is developed further as the tutor group move through years 7-11 together.
We carefully track student behaviour using Classcharts, and use this system as our basis for awarding rewards and sanctions. All parents and students can access Classcharts via a smartphone app which is free to download, allowing them to:
● See positive and negative behaviour points that have been awarded.
● See the homework that their child has been set.
● Track any detentions that have been issued.
Classcharts Parent Guide video
We reward excellent behaviour in a range of ways such as through certificates, letters home, tea parties with the Headteacher or Governors, graduation ceremonies and reward trips to the cinema or a theme park at the end of the school year. When student behaviour does not meet our high expectations, we intervene swiftly to remedy this, through systems including meeting with parents, Head of Year or Head of Department report and detentions.
We have two non-teaching support assistants, Mrs Spurdle and Mrs Norris, who are based around the raising standards office throughout the day and have an excellent reputation for resolving any anxieties, pupil or parental, communicating effectively and efficiently. Parents and students are also able to access our Welfare Officer, Sharon Gibson and our Family Support Advisor, Kirsty Clay, who are based in the school welfare office.