The school relies on the continuing support of parents in maintaining the high standards of behaviour and achievement which are evident here every day. Visitors to the school frequently comment on the diligence, good manners, attentiveness and cooperation which are the norm for the vast majority of our pupils.
At the start of term all pupils were reminded of their responsibilities to achieve high standards in learning. For all pupils this means: asking and answering questions in lessons, getting involved in discussions, completing tasks to the best of their ability and challenging themselves to do better. These are the actions which enable pupils to achieve their best. Parents, please encourage your child to continue securing the good and outstanding Behaviour for Learning grades achieved by most pupils in all subjects. Pupils with outstanding Behaviour for Learning (BfL) get better results. School data shows that the average predicted grade for pupils who have a BfL grade of 1 is GCSE Grade 7. The average predicted grade for pupils who have a BfL grade 2 is GCSE Grade 5 etc. Excellent behaviour for learning leads to excellent outcomes.
On those occasions when behaviour falls below the standards demanded here, the teacher has a responsibility to challenge that behaviour. A variety of sanctions are deployed in a fair and rigorous system of escalation whenever a pupil’s behaviour is preventing their own or other pupils’ learning. Sanctions include warnings, comments in the Pupil Planner, setting of additional work, detentions, isolations and ultimately exclusion from the school. Recently the school moved to an electronic system of recording behaviour and achievements which has resulted in making some changes to how behaviours and achievements are logged.