Conduct & DisciplineThere are two main reasons why the quality of discipline in school should be a concern:-
• learning to accept the disciplined routines of an orderly community and to develop internal discipline is a
major part of growing up;
• without an orderly working atmosphere, learning is impossible.
Parents, pupils and teachers are entitled to expect an atmosphere free from disruptive distractions to prevail in classrooms, conditions of safety and calm to prevail in corridors and playground.
Consequently our School Rules are designed to help the school operate efficiently, to safeguard the welfare of pupils and to encourage behaviour which will bring credit to individual pupils as well as to the school in general.
The school has a reputation for good discipline. As a result, our exclusion rate is relatively low.
The sanctions which we employ in instances of misconduct range from a verbal rebuke and written punishment exercise to exclusion from school for pupils guilty of serious or persistent misbehaviour. All breaches of discipline are noted so that a record can be maintained.
However, it is our experience that problems tend to be resolved quite easily when the school enjoys the whole-hearted, consistent support of parents. Accordingly, we endeavour to contact and engage the help of parents when the behaviour of a pupil causes concern. With the school and home working together in partnership there are few problems which cannot be solved.
In particular, we attempt to avoid having to exclude pupils if there is any way of otherwise resolving the problems. Unfortunately this can be necessary in a small number of cases.