Behaviour is clearly defined in two categories; Standards and Low Level Disruption which will result in detention of thirty minutes and High Level Disruption which will result in an hour detention. 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 Reflection. 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 a courtesy text message for students receiving a same day detention.
Failure to attend a detention will result in a two hour SLT detention and can lead to time in reflection or a fixed term exclusion.
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
The 3Rs process if used across our school to reflect on any behaviour incidents and to ‘put things right’. During our detention system our staff will use the 3Rs to resolve and move on from any behaviour incidents. We will also use the 3Rs to structure conversations between students.
- The main point of the discussion is to REFLECT on the damage to the relationship between the teacher and the student. How could this situation have been different?
- Student and teacher should RESOLVE on how the situation could have been avoided. How can we try to ensure this doesn’t happen again?
- Student and teacher will RECONCILE and agree to have a fresh start next lesson. How we put things right between those involved?
The reflection room is used as either as an internal exclusion unit to reflect on behavioural choices, missed SLT detention or short term consequence for high level behaviours or while an investigation is taking place for a serious one off behaviour incident. It is used as an alternative to fixed term exclusions and ensures students can continue their learning. Students will be expected to attend school the following day between the hours of 8:40pm and 4:15pm.
Students must complete the reflection room timetable of allocated work for the day (including morning reflection and community service) and get actively involved in the 3Rs process
At the end of the day students will be placed in the whole school detention until 4:15pm.
Failure to comply with the reflection room rules and expectations can lead to a fixed term exclusion for persistent defiance.
Reports and PSPs
Students will be placed on report when their behaviour is persistent and will move through the report system outlined below. Our team will work closely with parents and our students to set targets and offer the most appropriate support to remove any barriers to success.
- Form tutor report – 2-4 weeks
- PSP 1 – Year Manager– Pastoral support programme
- PSP 2 – SLT – Pastoral support programme
- PSP 3 – SLT– Head of Pastoral – Pastoral support programme
- PSP 4 – Headteacher – Pastoral support programme
Uniform and Appearance
At OSA we believe our appearance needs to reflect a real work environment and we will check our students uniform daily. We expect all our students to be in full uniform at all times and will provide a daily alternative for incorrect uniform item.
We will issue a thirty minute standards detention if our students are not in correct uniform during the day.