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Information for Parents/Carers - Behaviour for Learning Video

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Safeguarding our students is the absolute priority that informs the behaviours we want to see from all stakeholders, and it also informs decisions made by the designated safeguarding lead. Expectations of students’ behaviour can be summarised in the three words: we expect students to be ready, respectful and safe.

Students conduct themselves in a way that helps keep themselves and others safe: they show self-restraint, even in difficult situations when they always politely defer to teachers and associate staff around them. Our students are caring, empathetic and tolerant, celebrating cultural and lifestyle differences. They show their readiness by being punctual to school and lessons, whilst maintaining correct uniform and equipment required to start tasks swiftly and with minimal instruction or reminders.

In summary, teachers teach uninterrupted and students study uninterrupted. Students feel secure so that they can share problems with their tutors/heads of year, knowing that they will be supported through these problems. They know the school rules and understand why the rules are in place.

We also expect that we need to teach students how to behave, through consistency, boundaries and repetition: some students may take longer to acquire a solid foundation of expected behaviour but they will be reminded, taught and sanctioned as appropriate if they fall short of expectations.

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