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Behaviour Policy - introduction of period 6

16 Dec 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your support so far this year, regarding the implementation of our new two tier behaviour system – The S system for inside the classroom and our “pink slip” system which mirrors the RESPECT ethos which our college community follows.

As with any changes, it is important that we are continually reviewing our policies and practice to ensure that our students have the most positive experience in college.

As the behaviour system is now an integral aspect of college life, the majority of our students continuously behave to an extremely high standard.  Many students have not acquired any behaviour points and later this week we will be celebrating the achievements of those who have already earned over 250 award points.

Following a review of the behaviour system, we have chosen to implement a change that should affect only a small number of students whose behaviour has resulted in their removal from the classroom on more than one occasion and without valid reason.

In order to support and encourage all students to obtain the most from their learning opportunities, as of Monday 6th January 2020, we will be introducing period 6, which will run from 3.15pm -4.15pm daily.

Students will remain in school for period 6 to complete their lost learning, for the following reasons;

  • If a student is removed from lesson and placed in the reflection room on two or more occasions during the school day;
  • If a students fails to behave in the reflection room;
  • If a student fails to attend two S1 or S2 detentions

When this decision is made a text will be sent home informing you that your child will remain in school for period 6.  Parents and carers will need to arrange collection/transport from college.

Should this decision be made after 2.15pm the period 6 will be completed on the following day to allow sufficient time for alternative travel arrangements to be made as appropriate.

Form tutors have now discussed with their tutees the reasons behind this change. I do not envisage any impact of the introduction of period 6 on the majority of our respectful, well-behaved and hard- working young people who continue to make me proud every day.

May I once again thank you all for your continued support of the college.

Sophie Williams

Head of School

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