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Behaviour

At Sandye Place Academy we believe that pupils learn best when they know what is expected of them, that they are involved and have a voice. Also, if they feel safe and are valued as members of our community.

 Expectations

At Sandye Place Academy we believe that pupils learn best when they know what is expected of them, that they are involved and have a voice. Also, if they feel safe and are valued as members of our community.

The Academy behaviour policy is therefore designed to promote effective relationships so that all members of the school can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.

Every pupil is entitled to a full education at the Academy, so we expect pupils to refrain from disrupting the learning of others. If pupils are behaving in an unacceptable manner they will be removed from the lesson. In this instance, a detention will be issued before school.

The rules of the Academy are simple and require each pupil to show the three ‘Cs’ Care, Courtesy and Consideration at all times for the well-being of the other members of the Academy and wider community. In cases where a pupil’s erratic or uncooperative behaviour is against the best interests of the Academy as a community, disciplinary measures will be exercised comparable to that of a caring parent/carer. All pupils have a right to learn in a safe and secure environment. Any pupil whose behaviour is hindering the learning of others will be removed from the classroom by a member of staff, to work in isolation for the remainder of the lesson. This will be followed by an early morning detention. Pupils who persistently offend will be required to attend a Saturday morning detention.

 Disruptive behaviour

Every pupil is entitled to a full education at the Academy, so we expect pupils to refrain from disrupting the learning of others. If pupils are behaving in an unacceptable manner they will be removed from the lesson. In this instance, a detention will be issued before school.

Actions

     Consequences

  • Talking.
  • Chewing.
  • Lateness.
  • Lack of equipment.
  • Silly behaviour.
  • No homework (1st time).
  • WARNING 1: Verbal warning issued.
  • Dialogue with pupils to re-establish appropriate behaviour.

 

 

 

  • No change in behaviour from above.
  • Continued lack of homework

 

 

 

  • WARNING 2: D stamped into planner and the pupil is moved in the classroom or outside the classroom as appropriate for 5 minutes (‘COOL OFF’)
  • Red slip issued and forwarded to Form Tutor.
  • Inappropriate language/major defiance.
  • No change in behaviour from above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • FINAL WARNING:
  • Another D stamp in planner
  • Break/lunchtime detention/ privileges lost e.g. clubs
  • Pupil is placed in ‘On Call’ room
  • Parents are called by subject teacher, the reasons for the pupil being sent On-Call are explained and a detention before school is arranged.
  • Pupils will remain on a report card for one week.
  • Pupil placed in ‘On Call’ more than three times in a seven day period

 

 

 

 

  • Parents are requested to attend a meeting with Senior Leadership Team to discuss child’s behaviour. We operate a Saturday morning detention in such cases.
  • Pupils will escalate to a senior member of staffs' report card.

Please note that the table is a guide for pupils and staff to reinforce our expectations.

More serious Incidents 

On the rare occasion that a pupils in involved in:

  • Deliberate acts of bullying.
  • Deliberate acts of verbal abuse.
  • Deliberate acts of threatening behaviour.
  • Deliberate acts of fighting.

They will be given opportunities to reflect on their behaviour by speaking to their Head of Year or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. They will also be expected to successfully complete a written task to show that they understand the severity of their actions. The consequence of their actions may include:

  • That a child is mediated with and parents informed but that they are given a ‘BOD’. (Benefit of the doubt). This is usually for first incidences.
  • That a child shadows a year 6 class for specific sessions to remind him/her of expectations.
  • That a child attends a behaviour support slot with his/her Head of Year.
  • That a child is placed on internal exclusion.
  • That a child is externally excluded for a period of time or on a fixed term basis.