The following is a summary of the ‘Behaviour for Learning’ rewards
and consequences system that we have in place at Cherwell. The system
was devised as a result of staff, student and parent feedback regarding
behaviour, conduct, organisation and rewards.
Teachers have been asked to recognise achievement wherever possible and celebrate success in all its forms.
- R1 – Verbal praise
- R2 – Merit in planner
- R3 – Commendation –
This will be recorded on a central system and letters will be sent home
on a weekly basis to congratulate students on their positive
- R4 – Year Leader Commendation – Certificate awarded to student in assembly
- R5 – Headteacher Commendation – An invitation to meet with the Headteacher who will award a certificate in person
Each level of reward has a number of points associated with it
and the aim is for students to accumulate as many points as possible.
Students will have the opportunity to exchange their points for a
donation to a charity of their choice or for vouchers. There will also
be awards for the tutor groups in each year who gain the most points.
In order to support the learning and
personal development of students at the school, we have produced a
Behaviour for Learning policy which has been explained to the students
in great detail. The aim of the system is to provide consistency whilst
develop further the culture of learning within the school.
- C1 – 1st Verbal warning
- C2 – 2nd Verbal warning (Year 7 Only)
- C3 – 45 minute
after-school detention. A letter, to be taken home, is given to the
student and their student planner signed by the tutor. An email is also
sent to parents following any week in which their child had a
detention. Students can be given an automatic C3 for a range of
behaviours which impact learning, including – lack of homework, lack of
equipment, eating in class, inappropriate use of IT, arriving more than 5
minutes late to class without a valid reason
- C4 – Removal from a
lesson followed by 1 day in isolation including break and lunchtime plus
45 minutes after school – students can be issued an automatic C4 for
swearing/abusive language at or about an individual, bullying, dangerous
- Isolation – resulting from incidents outside of the classroom or for multiple C3 (disruption) or truancy
- A2E – Alternative to
Exclusion – parents invited into school to discuss behaviour with senior
member of staff. To include isolation and extended detention until 5pm
- Fixed Term Exclusion – for more serious incidents including smoking on or near the school site
- Permanent Exclusion –
in response to serious breaches of the school's behaviour policy and if
allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the
education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.
It is important to highlight that these measures are in place to
help students succeed and we are working with those individuals for
whom certain aspects of the policy may be more challenging (for example
in relation to organisation and having a suitable environment in which
to complete homework). It is also worth noting that the vast majority
of students in all years groups behave well and make the very most of
the opportunities available to them.
We would like to thank you for your support with these systems.
If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01865 558719 South Site ext
Assistant Head Teacher (Whole-school Behaviour for Learning)