At Onslow St Audrey’s every student has the right to learn and achieve, every teacher has the right to teach. All students have a responsibility to ensure learning is not disrupted.
As with any large community, a code of behaviour is needed and at Onslow St Audrey’s we value the respect between our staff and students.
On admission to our school community all students will be asked to sign the Student Code of Conduct, which is annually reviewed by the school parliament.
Sanctions will be applied when standards are not adhered to and/or behaviour is such that it disrupts the calm and positive learning experience of all students.
4 Step Behaviour Plan
During all lessons the 4 step behaviour plan is in place to challenge any behaviour that can disrupt the learning environment.
Behaviour is clearly defined in three categories; Standards and Low Level Disruption which will result in detention at step 3 of the behaviour plan and High Level Disruption which can result in detention immediately. In addition to this, sanctions will be given for non-completion of satisfactory homework.
Severe and Repeat cases of High Level Disruption will result in a student being placed into Isolation (see below). In rare cases of High Level Behaviour, students will be referred to the Senior Leadership Team where permanent exclusion maybe necessary.
Parents are informed by text message for students receiving a same day detention.
If a student is referred to Isolation, the parent will be informed on the day of referral and the student will be expected to attend school the following day between the hours of 1pm and 5pm and be sat in Isolation for the duration.
Monitoring and Recording of Misbehaviour
Clear, non‐emotive records of incidents of misbehaviour are essential and all staff complete these. Statements are taken from students when an issue is reported and appropriate action taken based on all available information. The school will work on a “balance of probability” when coming to conclusions. These form an important basis for review meetings with parents, students, teachers, governors and external colleagues.
Students will be placed on report when their behaviour is persistent and will move through the report system outlined below.
- Form tutor report (Green) – 2 weeks
- Year manager report (Yellow)– 2-4 weeks – Behaviour contract put in place
- Head of student services report (Orange) – 6 weeks – Individual behaviour plan set up
- Senior leadership team report (Red) – 16 weeks – Pastoral support programme set up
Fixed term exclusions from the school – These will be used to deal with serious cases of misconduct. The Headteacher will determine the appropriate level of exclusion depending on the severity of the behaviour.
Permanent exclusion from school – This procedure is carried out by the Headteacher and through the appropriate Governors’ panel, in accordance with DCSF and Hertfordshire County Council guidance, for repeated serious misconduct or possibly for one‐off misconduct of exceptional seriousness.
The school will endeavour to work with parents and outside agencies to balance the use of sanctions with support strategies for students where appropriate. This may include a Pastoral Support Programme where repeated misdemeanours have placed a student in danger of permanent exclusion from school.