Behaviour for Learning
20/02/2012

Dear Parents/Guardians

At the start of this new half term the College has refocused its attention on ‘Behaviour for Learning’.  It is critical that all our students focus on their own learning throughout the College day.

To help our students meet these standards and make the progress that they should we have revised The College’s rewards and sanctions systems to make them simpler and clearer.  The system works on the basis of four stages

1.       Chance – a notification that something is going well or badly

2.       Choice – an opportunity to keep doing the right thing or to change something that is going wrong.

3.       Comment – a formal note that the matter is continuing

4.       Consequence – an action taken in response to the students actions.  This may be a reward or a sanction.

The new reward system is based on Bacon’s Points.  Each student begins with 100 points and gains points for good work, behaviour or actions, but may also lose them for poor behaviour, attitude or actions.  As points totals increase certificates and other rewards are gained.  At the end of the year students who have achieved a minimum points total of 125 will be invited to join their year groups reward trip.  Students who achieve a total of 200 or more points will be entered into a draw for a major prize e.g. IPod.

The new sanctions system introduces an ‘Immediate Detention’.  This is a detention, of up to 30 minutes,  set by a teacher or tutor for the same day.  This is in accordance with the new Department for Education regulations.  There is also a ‘Senior Staff Detention’ of 60 minutes for the same day, set for serious matters; parents will be notified by telephone of any student receiving this detention and the reason it has been set.

Thank you for your support with this new system which we believe will bring significant benefits to all of our students.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martin Winter

Acting Headteacher

 
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