Expectation is at the centre of our Behaviour Policy – a high standard of behaviour is expected from all students. Adults are also expected to provide good role models for the students at all times. All members of our school community are expected to take personal responsibility for their behaviour and attitude to others. The school’s aim is to create a positive learning environment throughout the school.
Our expectation is for everyone in our school community to behave with respect and courtesy towards each other. Our core values underpin our rewards and consequences; good behaviour is rewarded and there are consequences for poor behaviour:
Code of Conduct
The basis of our rules and procedures is that we show courtesy and consideration for others and for their property. Sensible behaviour is expected at all times inside school and on the way to and from school. The Code of Conduct is based on Respect, Rights and Responsibilities.
- The individuality of others
- The views and opinions of others
- The efforts and contributions of my classmates
- Any adult who challenges poor behaviour
- Make a contribution to school life without being made fun of
- To feel good about myself and be regarded for my strengths
- Be recognised for my efforts in school
- Be spoken to and dealt with courteously
- Be welcomed and helped in new or difficult situations
- Carry out my school work without constant interruptions or distractions
- Feel safe in my classrooms
- Feel secure and not be bullied
- Feel that my belongings are secure and will not be taken
- Welcome and encourage the efforts of others at all times
- Help improve the self – esteem of other pupils by celebrating their talents
- Try my best at all times and bring the right equipment to the right place at the right time
- Be well mannered
- Be welcoming to visitors, new pupils and new staff in our school
- Let my classmates work without being distracted or interrupted
- Take special care in practical areas and always follow safety instructions
- Support the well being of my school mates and not to threaten or intimidate them in any way
- Take care of my belongings and return other people’s if they are mislaid
Horringer Court Middle School operates a Positive Behaviour Policy. We believe the best way to demonstrate to students the correct way to live and work together is by rewarding positive achievements. Our system rewards success using credits in Class Charts which students can exchange for rewards. Expectations are made very clear to all students and the majority of the children abide by these at all times. However, if a child fails to respect the Code of Conduct, repeatedly does not carry out tasks and duties or behaves in an anti-social manner, he or she will be subject to sanctions which will, in extreme cases, result in exclusion from school. A copy of this policy is available in the attachments section on this page and is available from the school office on request.
- To celebrate the achievements of individuals.
- To provide clearly defined limits and procedures that are understood by all involved parties and encourage a proactive approach.
- To aid staff in the management of behaviour and ensure consistency of expectation and approach.
- To help children achieve the highest standards of behaviour and to take responsibility for their actions.
- To ensure a productive working environment where learning and teaching time can be used to the full.
- To encourage an ethos of care, consideration and respect for others so that all students feel confident and secure.
- To encourage all members of the school to communicate and listen to each other.
Please read our attached Behaviour Policy which outlines in more detail our strategies and approaches to behaviour, including bullying, at Horringer Court Middle School.