Behaviour & Rewards

    We have strong and effective behaviour and rewards policy which is very popular with students and staff. It encourages very high standards of behaviour inside and outside the school. Parents are informed immediately if we have any concerns.

    Student receive house points for good work and behaviour and these can be cashed in for prizes such as cinema tickets and gift vouchers.

     

    REWARDS

     Day to day rewards for all students are:

    • Verbal praise and encouragement
    • House points in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
    • Good News cards home

    Weekly, half termly and termly rewards for students awarded during the Year Assembly are:

    • Tutor Group Award for the best behaviour and best attendance each week.
    • Pastoral Student of the Month award for improvement 
    • Assistant Head Teacher award for improvement 
    • Academic colours for academic progress

    The yearly rewards for students are:

    • Achievement Coordinator reward trip or film night for less than 3 behaviour points in a half term
    • Governors’ Award for completing a challenge for each of the LBTS5 values
    • Yearly subject prizes at Presentation Evening
    • House Reward Trip for the house with the most house points
    • National Childrens’ University Award for taking part in after school activities
    • National Jack Petchey Award for contribution to the whole school

    SANCTIONS

    Whenever a student breaks the Code of Conduct and/or Rules, they will receive a sanction this is summarised below. 

     
    • Y7-13 TO HEADTEACHER OR DEPUTY: Immediate isolation, 8 o/c letter to meet parent next morning and/or exclusion
      • Aggression, violence, illegal item, rude/abusive and/or theft
    • Y7-13 TO PASTORAL YEAR HEAD: Detention, isolation, parental meeting, exclusion and/or restorative justice meeting 
      • Racism, sexism, homophobia, vandalism, bullying, cussing, smoking and truancy 
    • Y7-13 RESTORATIVE MEETING 
      • Staff can request this where they feel it may help 
    • Y7-11 DETENTION: 40mins sitting quietly reading or working. Sent to Team Leader or to work outside with Teaching Assistant if appropriate 
      • Lack of uniform, equipment, PE kit, bag, planner or reading book
      • Answering back
      • Second time a rule is broken after receiving a first warning with initials on the board
      • Refusing to work
      • Disturbing another lesson
      • Playfighting 
      • Walking out of class
      • Eating / chewing / drinking in class or corridors
      • Late to school
      • Late to lesson
      • Phone and/or headphones out in building/class
      • Running in the building
      • Littering
      • Uniform worn incorrectly
      • Misuse of equipment including ICT
      • Wearing a coat in the building
     
    • Y7-11 STUDY CATCHUP. Students complete work set by teacher 
      • Home learning completed poorly
      • Home learning not completed
      • Insufficient work
      • TICKS not done
      • Not following presentation policy
     
    • Y12/13 BEHAVIOUR POINT ISSUED
      • Lack of equipment 
      • Answering back
      • Second time a rule is broken after receiving a first warning with initials on the board
      • Refusing to work
      • Disturbing another lesson
      • Playfighting 
      • Walking out of class
      • Eating / chewing / drinking in class or corridors
      • Late to school
      • Late to lesson
      • Phone and/or headphones out in building/class
      • Running in the building
      • Littering
      • Uniform worn incorrectly
      • Misuse of equipment inc. ICT
      • Wearing a coat in the building
      • Home learning completed poorly
      • Home learning not completed
      • Insufficient work
      • TICKS not done
      • Not following presentation policy
     

    Y12-13 BEHAVIOUR POINTS (BPs)

    Each incident above leads a behaviour point being issued. These are then reviewed every day, week, fortnight and half term

     

    Y12/13 STAGE 1

    • 3 behaviour points in a week. This excludes home learning
    • Students can also be placed at stage 1 for under 90% attendance in a 2 week period
    • Students will have a meeting with their Pastoral Year Head, who will also contact parents to inform them of the agreed outcome from that meeting.
     

    Y12/13 STAGE 2

    • 3 behaviour points in a week. This excludes home learning OR
    • 6 behaviour points over 2 weeks. This excludes home learning  OR
    • More than one cause from the STAGE 1 list in a 2 week period.
    • Students can also be placed at stage 1 for little or no improvement to their attendance and/or punctuality in the 2 weeks following their STAGE 1 meeting
    • Students will have a meeting with the Assistant Head: KS5. Parents will be contacted by the Pastoral Officer to outline concerns and suggest supportive ways forward.  
    • At this stage students will lose  their privilege of signing out at lunchtime for days when they do not have period 4 or 5 for 2 weeks. 
     

    Y12/13 STAGE 3

    • Students will reach STAGE 3 if they show no improvement in the 2 weeks since their STAGE 2 meeting 
    • At this stage a parental meeting will be arranged with the Assistant Head: KS5 or Deputy Head: Achievement. Students will go into isolation until this meeting has taken place. 
    • At this stage students will lose their privilege of signing out at lunchtime for days when they do not have period 4 or 5 for 2 weeks. 
     

    Y12/13 STAGE 4

    • Students will reach STAGE 4 if they show no improvement in the 2 weeks since their STAGE 3 meeting 
    • At this stage a parental meeting will be arranged with the Governing Body Panel and if appropriate Careers Adviser 
     

    Y7-11 BEHAVIOUR POINTS (BPs)

    Pastoral Year Heads monitor behaviour points/incidents  and use the following hierarchy of sanctions to help the student improve their behaviour:

    • Students with 3 or more behaviour points in a day are reviewed by the AHTs and where appropriate action taken such as going onto report, parental meeting, isolation and/or additional support
    • The 6 students with the most behaviour points in each year group each week go on report. 
    • Students who have 10 or more behaviour points for behaviour in a half term have a parental meeting in week 1 in the following half term to monitor and review the student’s behaviour.
     

    ON REPORT

    These are used to monitor the student’s progress when there are concerns about their behaviour at school. Clear behaviour and work targets are set and the reports are taken home each day and signed by the parent.  There is only one type of report and this is administered by the Pastoral Year Head . 

     

    Students go on report for 1 week. At the end of each day they report to the AC and complete 20mins SCU for each fail. At the end of the week the AC will decide if the student has passed or failed the report. A fail leads to Saturday SCU

     

    All students on report attend DETENTION at Lunchtime  

    HOMELEARNING (HL)

    In Y7-11 each home learning not completed or completed badly earns a STUDY CATCH UP and a behaviour point. In addition every half a term all those students who attended more than 8 STUDY CATCH UPS for home learning are seen with their parents/carers and plan drawn up to support them in the following half term. Where there is no improvement students are placed in daily STUDY CATCH UP to support them complete HL each day before any STUDY CATCH UP is issued 

     

    In Y12/13 students who fail to complete 3 pieces of home learning within a 2 week cycle will be expected to; 

    1. Have a 1-2-1 meeting with their Achievement Coordinator and set targets about how to improve their home learning submission 
    2. Attend a weekly ‘study catch up session’ with their Achievement Coordinator either during independent study period or after school 
    3. Receive a phone call home to parents 

    Y12/13 students who continuously fail to hand in home learning over the subsequent weeks will be expected to;

    1. Have a parental meeting with the Head of Sixth Form/Achievement Coordinator about how to improve their home learning submission 
    2. Ensure that all independent study periods are conducted under supervision by a member of the LBTS6 team or subject teacher. 
     Y12/13 Where there is no improvement individual support and contracts will be used

     

     

    SATURDAY DETENTION 

    Students are placed in this for 1 hour for

    • Failing report OR
    • Failing to complete DETENTION and/or STUDY CATCH UP OR
    • As an alternative to exclusion

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