Behaviour Policy

Helping teachers teach, helping learners learn. Our character, corridor & classroom codes. 

It is our expectation that all Hugh Christie students behave well at all times and aspire to outstanding behaviour, and the vast majority do.

 

When students do not behave, this policy describes the support and sanctions that will be consistently applied by all staff to ensure that teaching and learning are never adversely affected and that the school remains a safe environment in which to succeed. 

Corridor Conduct

We like:

1) Doing as you are asked the first time.

2) Politeness and good manners.

3) Eating and drinking in dining areas.

4) Respecting the environment.

5) Walking on the left, being safe and respecting personal space.

 

We dislike:

1) Instructions being ignored.

2) Shouting, screaming or rudeness.

3) Eating and drinking in the wrong places.

4) Litter or damage to the environment

5) Running, pushing, or inappropriate physical contact.

Character Code

We like:

1) Doing as you are asked the first time.

2) Listening politely to staff and students.

3) Politeness and good manners.

4) Putting hands up and listening.

5) Using equipment sensibly and safely.

 

We dislike:

1) Instructions being ignored.

2) Talking over others.

3) Rudeness and offensive language.

4) Calling out and disrupting learning.

5) Misusing and disrespecting equipment.

Classroom Code

We like:

1) Work completed to a high standard.

2) Work presented with care and pride.

3) Making good use of time.

4) Trying hard even when things are tough.

5) Pride in our progress and achievements.

 

We dislike: 

1) Doing the bare minimum.

2) Work that lacks care and looks untidy.

3) Wasting time and unfinished work.

4) Giving up and not asking for help.

5) Not valuing success.

Detentions

Detentions are lawful and compulsory if:

  1. Students and parents have been informed that the school uses detentions as a sanction (this Policy fulfils this requirement);

  2. The school gives parents advance notice of detentions (legally this does not need to be 24 hours notice, but as a rule, the school if possible, will seek to give parents at least 24 hours of notice. This can be in the form of an email, telephone conversation, voicemail message or text message to the primary contact number).

Only in very exceptional circumstances can a parent request their child be given an alternative sanction. The school must be aware of this in advance (e.g. they are a carer for a relative). 

Parents cannot request for their children not to do detentions at Hugh Christie.

 

School detentions take place after school on Monday to Thursday, with main school detentions on Tuesday and Thursday. It is the responsibility of the parents to make arrangements for their child to get home.

The student will be informed of the detention. In addition, the teacher setting the detention will contact the parent, prior to the detention date, to inform them a detention has been set. This contact will be via a telephone or by email.

 

School detentions will mainly take place in Room 3F1 but alternative venues may be needed and they will last from 2:50pm to 3:50pm.

 

Each detention will last for 1 hour. Students may be expected to watch a presentation about improving their behaviour as part of the detention.

External Isolation

Schools in the West Kent area have an agreement to support each other in delivering external isolation as a means to avoid a formal fixed-term exclusion.

 

If a student is issued with an External Isolation, they will be expected to attend the designated school at an agreed time and spend the day in the school’s Isolation / Silent Supervised Study room.

 

The student will be provided with work by Hugh Christie and should take a packed lunch. Regarding attendance, this will be recorded as being present.

 

The parent will be notified of the arrangements prior to the External Isolation date.

 

It is the parent's responsibility to organise transport to and from the school.

External Isolation:

Schools in the West Kent area have an agreement to support each other in delivering external isolation as a means to avoid a formal fixed-term exclusion.

 

If a student is issued with an External Isolation, they will be expected to attend the designated school at an agreed time and spend the day in the school’s Isolation / Silent Supervised Study room.

 

The student will be provided with work by Hugh Christie and should take a packed lunch. Regarding attendance, this will be recorded as being present.

 

The parent will be notified of the arrangements prior to the External Isolation date.

 

It is the parent's responsibility to organise transport to and from the school.