Behaviour Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted to share that since January students have collectively accumulated 37,265 commendation points, a fantastic achievement. We will be holding another ‘Celebration of Success’ assembly in the final week of this half term to reward students for their hard work. Staff have also issued more than 3000 wristbands to students who have exceeded expectations in a lesson.

Following discussion with parents, students and staff we have made some changes to the layout in the restaurant which includes:

  • A new ‘grab and go’ section, whereby students can purchase sandwiches, rolls, cakes and drinks without lining up in the same queue as those wishing to purchase hot food.
  • New seating arrangement with additional seating.
  • Students who have packed lunch or those with a wristband may go straight to the restaurant without having to queue.

Additionally, we have a couple of things in the pipeline which will improve the dining experience for our students. We are looking into purchasing a snack shack for our students for the summer term and increasing lunch time.

Punctuality is an important expectation in preparing students for the world of work or further study and I am pleased to report that the majority of students’ punctuality is excellent. However, there are some students who need to address their punctuality to both school and their lessons. I shall be informing students of the updated sanctions that will apply from Monday if students are either late to school or lessons.

Daily

Consequence

1 late mark

20 minute detention after school (on the day)

2 late marks

40 minute detention after school (on the day)

3 late marks

60 minute detention after school (following day)

Furthermore, in response to discussions with parents and students, we are moving to centralised detentions. This means that in the event a student is issued a detention they will now complete these in their small school lecture theatre with the pastoral team. It is the responsibility of the student to take themselves to the lecture theatre at 3pm (or 2pm Wednesdays).

Any student who accumulates numerous 20-minute detentions will sit them on the day without 24 hours notice (up to a maximum of 60 minutes). However, if a student is issued a Subject Detention (40 minutes) or Pastoral Detention (60 minutes) this will be sat the following school day.

Please ensure you have read and acted on the recent letter regarding MCAS as this is an excellent way to track your child’s behaviour, attendance and progress in school.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any further questions.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Farr
Vice Principal
Behaviour & Attendance