Following the school rules and adherence to the schools dress code policy is a condition of admission into the school. The school rules and full Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy are displayed around school and on the school website.
These non-negotiable for students are fundamental to Lees Brook’s Behaviour Policy:
• Pride is taken in written work and is well presented
• Listen carefully when others are talking
• Good manners, respect and politeness
• Good effort shown
• Homework completed to the required standard
• Accepting consequences/attending detentions when issued
• Arrive on time and settle to work quickly
The development of good relationships between staff and students is central to the success of Lees Brook. All staff in the school set high standards of behaviour and endorse the school rules. If a student decides not to follow the school rules or our lesson expectations the following consequences will be imposed:
A C1 will be issued to students who do not meet our lesson expectations or the equipment for learning expectations of the lesson. Repeat offenders for C1’s will escalate to C2’s. If a student is issued a C1 it also removes the R1 reward point.
A C2 will be issued to student’s whose behaviour warrants a detention which will be set and actioned by the class teacher. A C2 can be sanctioned by either a break, lunchtime or after school detention. If a student is issued a C2 it also removes the R1 reward point.
A C3 will be issued to student’s whose behaviour requires intervention from a member of the Senior Leadership Team or Behaviour Support staff. If a student receives a C3 the minimum sanction issued is an after school detention set for the same day. If a student fails to attend the after school detention students will spend the following day in our on-site exclusion centre. A student issued with a C3 also removes the R1 reward point.
More serious incidents may lead to students being placed in either our, or a partner schools on-site exclusion centre. Persistent poor behaviour or a serious breach of the schools Behaviour Policy will result in either a fixed term or permanent exclusion from school.
Ladder of Consequences
C1: Administered by the class teacher or form tutor.
Examples of what a C1 may be issued for include:
• Talking over a teacher or other students
• Failure to bring basic lesson equipment
• Breaking dress code policy
• Arriving late to lesson
• Eating in class
C2: Administered by the class teacher or form tutor.
Examples of what a C2 may be issued for include:
• Arriving to school late
• Persistent disregard for ‘behaviour for learning’ (C1)
• Lack of effort
• Disruptive behaviour
• Inappropriate comment/behaviour
• Physical contact
• Name calling
• Failure to hand in homework on time or to the required standard
• Failure to attend a Faculty detention
C3: Administered by the class teacher, form tutor or Head of Year.
Examples of what a C3 may be issued for include:
• Defiance to a member of staff
• Persistent disruptive behaviour
• Swearing/Inappropriate language
• Leaving the lesson without permission
• Endangering health and safety
Internal Exclusion Centre/Off-Site Seclusion//Fixed Term Exclusion/Permanent Exclusion: Administered by Heads of Year, Behaviour Lead or Headteacher.
Examples of what on-site exclusions, fixed or permanent exclusions may be issued for include:
• Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour towards a pupil/adult
• Physical assault against a pupil/adult
• Bringing the school, our students or staff into disrepute through social media
• Drugs or alcohol
• Bullying including racially sensitive and homophobic
• Damage or theft
• Inappropriate sexual behaviour
• A loss of social time at break or lunchtime through a call back from a member of staff
• A break, lunchtime or after school detention
• Behaviour report
• Placed in a Learning Director's classroom for the remainder of the lesson
• Withdrawal from lessons to work in the Behaviour Support Centre (this carries an automatic after school detention)
• Placement in the school’s internal exclusion centre
• Placed at partner school’s on-site exclusion centre
• Fixed term exclusion from school
• Permanent exclusion from school
Reflective Behaviour Chart
C1 = Verbal warning and removal of R1 point
C2 = Detention with the class teacher
C3 = Withdrawn from the lesson and issued with a detention after school
Behaviour Support Centre
Internal Exclusion Centre
Partner schools on-site exclusion centre
Fixed term exclusion
The Headteacher and authorised staff (Senior Leadership Team, Heads of Year, Behaviour and Safeguarding team) have a statutory power to search pupils or their possessions, without consent, where they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that the pupil may have a prohibited item. Pupils do have the right to expect a reasonable level of personal privacy.
If a member of staff suspects a pupil has a banned item in his/her possession, they can instruct the pupil to turn out his or her pockets or bag and if the pupil refuses, the teacher can apply an appropriate punishment as set out in the school’s behaviour policy.
Staff must be the same sex as the pupil being searched; and there must be a witness (also a staff member) and, if possible, they should be the same sex as the pupil being searched. There is a limited exception to this rule. You can carry out a search of a pupil of the opposite sex to you and / or without a witness present, but only where you reasonably believe that there is a risk that serious harm will be caused to a person if you do not conduct the search immediately and where it is not reasonably practical to summon another member of staff.
Teachers can only undertake a search without consent if they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that a pupil may have in his or her possession a prohibited item
The powers allow school staff to search regardless of whether the pupil is found after the search to have that item. This includes circumstances where staff suspects a pupil of having items such as illegal drugs or stolen property which are later found not to be illegal or stolen.
Material on the device that is suspected to be evidence relevant to an offence, or that is a pornographic image of a child or an extreme pornographic image, should not be deleted prior to giving the device to the police.
There is no need to have parental consent to search through a young person’s mobile phone if it has been seized in a lawful ‘without consent’ search and is prohibited by the school rules or is reasonably suspected of being, or being likely to be, used to commit an offence or cause personal injury or damage to property.
To reinforce the partnership between home and the school, we ask all students and parent/guardians to read and sign this agreement.
AS A STUDENT AT LEES BROOK COMMUNITY SCHOOL YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL:
Attend regularly and arrive at registration and all lessons on time
Wear the correct dress code and adhere to rules regarding hair, make-up and jewellery
Behave appropriately and work hard in lessons to achieve targets set with your teachers
Fully adhere to the Behaviour and Bullying policy
Ensure your mobile phone is switched off and in your school bag
Behave well on the journey to and from school
Show respect to the local community and to all staff and students
Respect and care for property belonging to other students and the school
Take care of your planner, use it correctly and record all homework and communication
Adhere to the school’s online safety advice and do not upload any images, videos or messages onto social media that bring the school into disrepute
Student’s Signature________________________ Date: ____________________
WITH A FOCUS ON SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATION, AS A PARENT/GUARDIAN YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL:
Make sure your son/daughter attends the school every day on time and properly equipped and notify us on the morning of any absence
Not take your son/daughter on holiday during term time
Ensure your son/daughter adheres to the school’s Dress Code Policy including hair, make-up and jewellery
Fully support the school’s Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy
Remind your child that their mobile phone should be switched off and out of sight at all times during the school day
Insist your son/daughter completes all homework to a high standard
Check and sign your son/daughter’s planner every week
Attend Subject Evenings and Form Tutor Evenings throughout the year
Support the school’s online safety advice and do not upload any images, videos or messages onto social media that bring the school into disrepute
Ensure your son/daughter wears a cycle helmet if they ride a bike to school
Agree to pay for any damage caused to school property by your child.
Parent’s signature________________________ Date: _____________________