Code of Conduct
The highest standards of behaviour will be maintained by focusing on three areas of conduct, known as the 3 R’s:
Respect for oneself
This is shown by a positive and active involvement in classwork and school life. Inside the classroom this means that lessons are able to progress without disruption. Each student should ensure that they arrive for all lessons with the correct books and equipment, in the right uniform and with an expectation that they will contribute in a positive way to the success of the lesson.
Respect for others
All members of our community should be treated with respect. This is shown by the way that we speak to each other and by being courteous, well-mannered and by showing regard for the feelings of others and difficulties they face. Discrimination or bullying will not be tolerated.
Respect for the environment
We all benefit from working in a clean and tidy environment that is well-resourced and safe. To maintain this all members of the school community should put litter into the litter bins. It is also important to respect other people’s property and work displayed around the school, and to report any theft or damage to a member of staff.
Be punctual to school and lessons.
Line up quietly outside the classrooms, and do not enter any room until invited to do so by a member of staff.
Listen to and follow instructions first time.
Digital and electronic devices are brought to school at your own risk. All such devices, including mobile phones may on occasions be used in lessons to aid learning. This is at the discretion of the classroom teacher. At all other times they should be turned off and out of sight in your school bag. Phones cannot be used at break or lunch.
Move around the school in a sensible way; no shouting or running. Keep to the left when in corridors
Students are required to use the toilets in their designated areas.
All food to be eaten in the dining hall at lunchtime, this also applies to all food purchased at break time.
Inappropriate physical contact (including boisterous behaviour) is not allowed.
Chewing gum is not allowed in school
Laser pens, aerosols, matches, lighters, cigarettes and e-cigarettes are not allowed in school.
Keep exercise books, files and text books neat with no doodling.
The Junior Playground is for years 7,8 and 9 and the Senior Playground for years 10&11.
All food to be eaten in the dining hall at lunchtime, this also applies to all food purchased at breaktime.
Jewellery is not allowed except for a watch and for girls and boys, only stud earrings are permitted, no more than two in each ear. Nose and eyebrow studs etc are not permitted. Please contact the School if you are in doubt about a potential purchase. No make-up for Years 7 and 8 and only discreet make-up for Years 9, 10 and 11. No nail varnish, false nails, false eyelashes or lipstick is allowed. The final decision regarding the acceptability of school uniform lies with the Principal.
Irregular hair dyeing is not permitted. Sensible hair styles, no extravagant styles. Decision rests with the Principal.