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Promoting Positive Behaviour

We believe that all our students have a right to learn without disruption, and our teachers have the right to teach lessons without being interrupted. In order to protect valuable learning time, and ensure students stay focused in the classroom, we will have a strong approach to managing behaviour.

Positive behaviour within the classroom is managed through our Ready to Learn (RTL) system. Ready to Learn is based on our Attitude to Learning grades.

Our Ready to Learn system is designed to:

  • Ensure staff are able to deliver purposeful and effective lessons

  • Promote our Co-operative Values

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their actions

  • Ensure staff are able to deliver purposeful and effective lessons

  • Promote our Co-operative Values

The Ready to Learn system is based on five key rules and students will be expected to follow the rules in every classroom.

1. Follow instructions promptly

2. Remain on task

3. Listen when others are speaking

4. Speak appropriately, with polite and respectful language

5. Follow Covid-19 rules

All students are given an ATL grade of 3 upon entering the classroom, which represents a satisfactory attitude to learning. If a student performs well in the lesson, the teacher will award a score of 4 or 5, which represents good or excellent performance, and this generates points within our reward system.

If a student breaks one of the RTL rules:

  • A verbal warning will be given by the teacher.

  • If disruptive behaviour continues, another warning will be given, and the teacher will mark the register to show a second warning has been given.

  • If a student continues to be disruptive, the student will be sent from the classroom to the Ready to Learn (RTL) room. The student will remain there for the rest of the period and also the next lesson (this will include break or lunch time). An after-College detention will be set for the following day from 3.15-4.15pm. If the student is sent to the RTL room during period 4, then the student will return to the RTL room for period 1 the next day and stay in the RTL room for break.

  • Students must hand in their phone on entry to the RTL room and then collected at the end of the day.
  • Students who refuse to go to the RTL room will receive a one-day Fixed Term Exclusion.
  • Please note that during this COVID - 19 Pandemic the time spent in the RTL room has been reduced to 1 lesson. The Fixed Term Exclusion may take place within the College at the discretion of the Senior Team.
  • The student, together with parents/carers, will then need to attend a reintegration meeting before starting back to College.