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Behaviour

We believe that good behaviour is essential if students are to thrive. We know from regular feedback from parents, students and visitors that the school is a secure, settled and happy place where students can succeed academically and enjoy their learning.

Staindrop Academy’s Behaviour Management system is based on the importance of a sense of individual responsibilities and respect for others. We have a simple list of ‘school responsibilities’ which have been produced in consultation with pupils. It is expected that all staff promote and uphold these responsibilities.

COVID-19

For information about our expectations specific to COVID-19, please see our behaviour policy at the link below:

Behaviour policy

Rewards

It is important to remember that behavioural standards at Staindrop Academy are high and that the majority of students go through their school life avoiding any sanctions. Staff actively look to praise students for good behavour.  We want to catch students ‘doing it right’.

 Students respond to positive acknowledgement and it is intended that the Rewards System

  • is inclusive, credible and motivational
  • recognises and rewards genuine progress and achievement
  • promotes positive behaviours and good citizenship
  • links to BARP
  • is used on a classroom, departmental and whole school level

 Tutors will be actively involved in the rewards process, both in monitoring and decision-making with Year Leaders overseeing the whole process. Termly reward trips/rewards/events are put in place for students who meet expected targets of behaviour and attendance as well as weekly reward within year group assemblies.

Staindrop Academy’s ethos and values are based on the importance of a sense of individual responsibilities and respect for others. We have a simple list of ‘school responsibilities’ which have been produced in consultation with pupils. It is expected that all staff promote and uphold these responsibilities. They have been broken down into best, action, respect and prepared. Below are some examples of each. The expectations will be shared with students, staff and parents throughout the academic year in briefings and assemblies.

 The following rewards can be used in a hierarchical manner to underpin the ‘Classroom Responsibilities’ and expectations. All staff must ensure that they follow consistent procedures and keep accurate records on Class Charts for the purposes of information gathering to reward and sanction students in a fair manner.

Rewards

  • positive comments – well done, great work, good attitude
  • non verbal cues – thumbs up, nod of the head
  • show case of work
  • demonstrations
  • sharing work with head of department, YL or SLT
  • phone call home
  • postcard home
  • letter home
  • achievement point from class teacher
  • subject leader award on class charts – 5 points
  • year leader award on class charts – 10 points
  • breakfast with SLT
  • celebration assemblies each term
  • certificates
  • confectionary and breakfast vouchers
  • electronic prizes
  • store vouchers

School Expectations  

Follow adult instructions first time given.
Failures to comply could be:

  • Argumentative
  • Failure to attend detention
  • Refusal to follow instructions

Arrive on time and fully prepared for the school day.
Failures to comply could be:

  • Forgotten report
  • Lack of correct equipment
  • Late persistently
  • Truancy
  • Uniform/make-up/jewellery

Complete all learning activities to the best of your ability, without disruption or distraction.
Failures to comply could be:

  • Distracting others
  • Inadequate work
  • Interrupting learning
  • Leaving class without permission
  • Making unnecessary comments
  • Persistent lack of homework
  • Repeated calling out
  • Talking over the teacher
  • Using mobile 

Show respect to all members of the Staindrop community at all times.
Failures to comply could be:

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Bullying/discrimination
  • Insolence
  • Name calling
  • Swearing
  • Theft
  • Verbal abuse to adult

Respect your school environment and everything in it.
Failures to comply could be:

  • Eating/drinking/’chewing’ outside of designated areas
  • Malicious damage

Student behaviour outside of school:

Teachers have a statutory power to discipline students for misbehaving outside the school premises. The Headteacher may choose to discipline a student for any misbehaviour when the child is:

  • taking part in any school organised or school relate activity
  • travelling to or from school
  • wearing school uniform or is, in some other way, identifiable as a student of the school
  • misbehaviour at any time that:

– could have repercussions for the orderly running of the school
– poses a threat to another student or member of staff
– could adversely affect the reputation of the school