The classroom is at the heart of the school. Effective teaching and learning are dependent on good behaviour and a disciplined environment. The College seeks to ensure a consistent and structured approach to establishing good classroom behaviour routines through the implementation of ‘Preparedness for Learning Routines’.

preparedness for learning routines

For all lessons, we the students will:

  • Enter lesson calmly with appropriate equipment, full uniform and go straight to the correct place.
  • Start work immediately.
  • Follow instructions at all times.
  • Try hard at all times.
  • Write homework in planner.
  • At the end of lesson, stand behind seats and wait to be dismissed.

For all lessons, we the teachers will:

  • Be present.
  • Begin with a ‘do now’ activity so students can start straight away whilst you take the register.
  • Model positive behaviours and be consistent with behaviour routines.
  • Expect students to try hard and reward, reward, reward for the correct learning behaviours.
  • Explain homework and check planners.
  • Finish the lesson in enough time to ensure a calm and orderly exit.

 

Behaviour for learning

The college rewards students for excellent behaviour in lessons. To help do this we use a graduated approach to manage and monitor behaviour in lessons, commencing at Stage 0. At every stage, the focus is on changing and improving the students behaviour.

All students start every lesson with excellent behaviour (Stage 0) and we want to ensure that they maintain this throughout the lesson as this will help them make good academic progress.

In lessons when a student does not follow the expectations of behaviour then the following system will come into effect:

StageExpectations / Consequences
Stage 0GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Reminder about expectations of behaviour and attitude to learning. Settle to succeed!
Stage 1ACCEPT ADVICE

• Teacher explains the problem
• Listen to the advice
• Work out a solution
• Make an agreement together
• Do the right thing
Stage 2MOVE AWAY - AVOID THE CONSEQUENCES

• Second and final verbal warning given by the teacher
• Listen to the teacher’s advice
• Calm yourself and do the right thing – you have no more chances!
• Separate yourself from the problem so you can concentrate on learning
• Move seats or ‘corridor conversation’ with the teacher
• Work out an agreement together
• You will lose 2 of your achievement points. Don’t lose any more- points mean prizes!
Stage 3RED CARD - CONSEQUENCES!

• This is really serious! why didn’t you accept help and advice?
• You will be given a RED CARD and a puniishment of some kind will be imposed at your teacher’s discretion.
• You will be removed from the lesson and sent directly to Hub ‘on-call’ for the remainder of the lesson.
• You will lose 5 of your achievement points
• Your parents will be informed
• Your learning has been disrupted

Reparation: A restorative conversation must take place before you return to this lesson. Think about a way forward next lesson and what you are going to say to your teacher. What needs to be put right?

Behaviour data is collected and analysed regularly and where appropriate some students may need further support in modifying their behaviour and this maybe done through a number of initiatives like ‘Report Cards’, ‘Pastoral Support Plans’ etc.

SAFEGUARDING

As a College we are committed to promoting the welfare, safety and personal development of our students. Consequently, we realise the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest safeguarding advice and guidance issued by the government:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children, March 2015
  • Prevent Duty Guidance, July 2015
  • Female Genital Mutilation Risk and Safeguarding, March 2015

Our Safeguarding Briefing Statement is sent to all staff and clearly sets out our approach to dealing with safeguarding issues. We also have posters up around the College to remind staff and students of our designated safeguarding team.

If you have any concerns regarding your child or any other child at the school please contact our designated safeguarding team  on 0116 2413984 or contact Children’s Social Care based at 91 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FB on 0116 4541004.

To ensure that our students are safe we work closely with:

  • Local Safeguarding and Children Board
  • Children and Young People’s Services
  • Child Protection Unit
  • School Health
  • CAHMS
  • Educational Psychology
  • Looked After Children Service.

There are a number of local authority policy developments, specifically in the following areas:

  • Radicalisation, Extremism and the ‘Prevent Duty’ – Further information click here.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – Further information click here. The NSPCC has set up a FGM helpline, which is free, anonymous and 24/7. If you’re worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM, call the FGM helpline on: 0800 028 3550 or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation – Further information click here or download the leaflets here and here.
  • Sexting – SelfieCop can protect from ‘Sexting’ – Click for more information.

The College ensures that all staff (including temporary, supply, volunteers renew their safeguarding training annually. This means that their knowledge is fresh and up-to-date in what can be a complex and fast moving area of education. The training makes explicit reference to: the types and signs of abuse (now including Radicalisation, FGM and CSE); how to manage a safeguarding disclosure; their statutory responsibility to refer any concerns.

 

ANTI-BULLYING

We recognise that all students should be able to attend, learn and make progress in a safe and caring environment free from bullying.

As a college we will:

  • Take bullying seriously when it is reported
  • Support the victims of bullying and help them to feel safe
  • Support those involved in bullying to change their behaviour
  • Work with parents/carers of any student who is involved in bullying to support and encourage the student/s in finding solutions
  • Exclude pupils who bully and do not try to change their behaviour

As a student I will:

  • Not turn a blind eye to victimisation or bullying
  • Report all bullying to a member of staff

In June 2014  we were awarded the Anti-Bullying Community Award by the local authority. This prestigious award is given to schools that show excellent and on-going commitment to actively and consistently tacking issues of bullying.