We have five areas under our ‘Promoting Good Behaviour and Work Practices’ policies.
These are: bullying, expectations, sanctions and disciplines, homework, sanctions and discipline, and our school reporting system.
June 2020. Please see our Covid-19 response page for information about changes or additions to our behaviour policies.
Promoting Good Behaviour and Work Practices: Bullying Policy
All schools have friendship issues. We in school aim to sort these out as soon as possible through a very open environment in which pupils feel safe to approach staff about any worries they have. We take seriously even small problems and work towards reconciliation and understanding.
Download document: PGB Bullying Policy
Promoting Good Behaviour and Work Practices: Expectations
The school community can expect the ethos and values of the school to be upheld and pupils and parents can expect the school to fulfil its stated obligations towards the education of the pupils.
Download document: Expectations
Promoting Good Behaviour and Work Practices: Homework Policy
Homework is an important aspect of the partnership between the school and home. It enables parents to participate in what is being taught at school. Work done at home should help consolidate students’ learning and set in place good habits and routines to carry through to the senior school. In the early stages parental involvement and encouragement is key to children’s learning.
Rationale for homework
‘Homework is an integral part of learning. Beyond the chance to practice and reinforce what you’ve learned in class, it’s also an opportunity to develop independent study and application – and character traits like perseverance.
From motivation and self-discipline to the wonder of independent learning, homework can teach children far more than the exercise set’ (Education Secretary 2018)
Download document: Homework and Independent Study policy
Promoting Good Behaviour and Work Practices: Sanctions and Disciplines
We expect a high standard of behaviour from our pupils. Where correction is needed this should be in proportion, avoid shaming and be constructive.
Document download: Sanctions and Disciplines
In school we use a secure online reporting system called Schoolpod.
Schoolpod keeps a track of pupil records, effort, progress, poor behaviour, organisation and commendations. It makes available pupil records, including attendance and attainment reports.
Schoolpod offers opportunities for all staff to record student personal qualities by awarding Commendations where pupils have shown good character and behaviour.
Document download: Schoolpod Reporting