‘At Onslow St Audrey’s we want to develop self-disciplined students who not only flourish academically but also develop their character.’
At Onslow St Audrey’s we want to develop self-disciplined students who not only flourish academically but also develop their character. We want our students to develop self-control, monitor their behaviour and show grit; and have a set of key routines and systems to enable us to do this.
All students have a form tutor who provide them with daily pastoral care and can be your first port of call for any enquiries and concerns.
Each Year group is led by a Year Manager who will work very closely with each individual student, providing a consistent and vigorous approach to tracking progress and attendance, working to identify and remove barriers to success. The pastoral team also consists of an attendance and safeguarding officer, school counsellors and family support workers.
Our Learning Wall is presented in each of our classrooms, which has our standard key routine reminders. Our teachers and students will use these daily to establish our key routines. These will include:
- 3Rs – How we resolve any issues
- PAUSE – Our basic routines
- DIRT – How we close the gap in learning and respond to marking
- PRIDE – How we present our work
- STAR – Our Classroom rules
4 Step Classroom Warning System
During all lessons the 4 step behaviour plan is in place to challenge any behaviour that can disrupt the learning environment.
On the rare occasion that a student cannot modify their behaviour and continue to disrupt the learning of others, staff members will follow our four step classroom warning system. The system will give students two opportunities to show self-discipline and can lead to a detention. If the student continues not to engage, they will be removed from the lesson and issued an hour detention at the end of the day.
Getting Everyone’s Attention
When getting our students attention in the classroom we hold up our hand and ask for attention from the front of the class. We expect students to put their hand up to show that they are actively listening and return to silence. We use non-verbal cues where possible to prompt students and deescalate issues.
Classroom Meet and Greet
When meeting our students, we will welcome them with a handshake or greeting. We will expect all students to stand behind their chairs and begin their starter activity. We will seat our students once they have all have entered the classroom and expect our students to stand behind their chairs at the end of the lesson ready with their coats off and equipment packed away.
STAR, PAUSE, DIRT, PRIDE
STAR – We use Star as our classroom rules to maximise learning within our classrooms. We sit up and actively listen to everyone. We track the speaker, follow instructions immediately. Ask and answer questions and respect each other.
PRIDE – We use our PRIDE system to present our work appropriately.
PAUSE – We use PAUSE to represent our basic routines for attendance, punctuality, uniform and equipment
DIRT – We use DIRT to respond to marking. Teachers write in green pen and our students respond in red.
At Onslow St Audrey’s our ethos is ‘Achieving Success Together’. As a community we adhere to our community code to enable us to use our school space in harmony and respect our surroundings.