Behaviour & Rewards

We have strong and effective behaviour and rewards policy which is very popular with students and staff. It encourages very high standards of behaviour inside and outside the school. Parents are informed immediately if we have any concerns.

Student receive house points for good work and behaviour and these can be cashed in for prizes such as cinema tickets and gift vouchers.

REWARDS

 Day to day rewards for all students are:

  • Honourable mention in assembly
  • House points in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Good News cards home

Weekly, half termly and termly rewards for students awarded during the Year Assembly are:

  • Achievement Coordinator reward trip or film night for less than 3 behaviour points in a half term
  • Assistant Head Teacher  half termly award for improvement 
  • Academic colours awarded half termly for academic progress
  • Pastoral Student of the Month award for improvement 
  • Assistant Headteacher Leadership Participation Trip
  • Attendance award for best tutor group in each year

The yearly rewards for students are:

  • Governors’ Award for completing a challenge for each of the LBTS5 values
  • Yearly subject prizes at Presentation Evening
  • House Reward Trip for the house with the most house points
  • National Childrens’ University Award for taking part in after school activities
  • National Jack Petchey Award for contribution to the whole school
  • Attendance trip for best tutor group in each year

SANCTIONS

Y7-11 TO HEAD/DEPUTY: Immediate isolation, 8 o/c letter and/or exclusion

  • Aggression, violence, illegal item, rude/abusive and/or theft
  • Deliberate and provocative COVID UNSAFE act such as spitting

Y7-11 TO PASTORAL: Detention, isolation, parental meeting, exclusion and/or restorative justice meeting

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, vandalism, bullying, cussing, smoking and truancy
  • Repeated refusal to follow COVID SAFETY such as not staying in year group zone, not walking on the right, not following seating plan, refusing to sanitise items or hands and/or repeatedly not co-operating to make a lesson COVID SAFE

Y7-11 RESTORATIVE MEETING with teacher and Pastoral/AHT chairing.

  • Staff can elect to request this where they feel they are in a rut in with their relationship with the student

Y7-11 DETENTION. Standard 30mins sitting quietly reading or working for reasons below. Work outside with TA for rest of lesson if appropriate

  • DETENTION NOT FOLLOWING COVID SAFETY including not staying in year group zone, not walking on the right, not following seating plan, refusing to sanitise items or hands and/or repeatedly not co-operating in a COVID SAFE classroom
  • DETENTION Lack of uniform, equipment, PE kit, bag, planner or reading book
  • DETENTION Answering back
  • DETENTION Second time a rule is broken after receiving a first warning with initials on the board
  • DETENTION Refusing to work
  • DETENTION Disturbing another lesson
  • DETENTION Playfighting
  • DETENTION Walking out of class
  • DETENTION Eating / chewing / drinking in class or corridors
  • DETENTION Late to school and/or lesson
  • DETENTION Phone and/or headphones out in building/class
  • DETENTION Running in the building
  • DETENTION Littering
  • DETENTION Uniform worn incorrectly
  • DETENTION Misuse of equipment inc. ICT
  • DETENTION Wearing a coat in the building

Y7-11 STUDY CATCHUP. Students expected to complete work set by teacher when they log the SC

  • SC Home learning completed poorly/not completed
  • SC Insufficient work
  • SC Ticks not done
  • SC Not following presentation policy

Y12-13 BEHAVIOUR POINT ON SIMS

  • NOT FOLLOWING COVID SAFETY including not staying in year group zone, not walking on the right, not following seating plan, refusing to sanitise items or hands and/or repeatedly not co-operating in a COVID SAFE classroom
  • Lack of equipment
  • Answering back
  • Second time a rule is broken after receiving a first warning with initials on the board
  • Refusing to work
  • Disturbing another lesson
  • Playfighting
  • Walking out of class
  • Eating / chewing / drinking in class or corridors
  • Late to school and/or lesson
  • Phone and/or headphones out in building/class
  • Running in the building
  • Littering
  • Misuse of equipment inc. ICT
  • Wearing a coat in the building
  • Home learning completed poorly/not completed
  • Insufficient work
  • TICKS not done
  • Not following presentation policy

Y12-13 BEHAVIOUR POINTS (BPs)

Each incident above leads a behaviour point being issued. These are then reviewed every day, week, fortnight and half term

 

Y12/13 STAGE 1

  • 3 behaviour points in a week. This excludes home learning
  • Students can also be placed at stage 1 for under 90% attendance in a 2 week period
  • Students will have a meeting with their Pastoral Year Head, who will also contact parents to inform them of the agreed outcome from that meeting.

Y12/13 STAGE 2

  • 3 behaviour points in a week. This excludes home learning OR
  • 6 behaviour points over 2 weeks. This excludes home learning  OR
  • More than one cause from the STAGE 1 list in a 2 week period.
  • Students can also be placed at stage 1 for little or no improvement to their attendance and/or punctuality in the 2 weeks following their STAGE 1 meeting
  • Students will have a meeting with the Assistant Head: KS5. Parents will be contacted by the Pastoral Officer to outline concerns and suggest supportive ways forward.  
  • At this stage students will lose  their privilege of signing out at lunchtime for days when they do not have period 4 or 5 for 2 weeks. 

Y12/13 STAGE 3

  • Students will reach STAGE 3 if they show no improvement in the 2 weeks since their STAGE 2 meeting 
  • At this stage a parental meeting will be arranged with the Assistant Head: KS5 or Deputy Head: Achievement. Students will go into isolation until this meeting has taken place. 
  • At this stage students will lose their privilege of signing out at lunchtime for days when they do not have period 4 or 5 for 2 weeks. 

Y12/13 STAGE 4

  • Students will reach STAGE 4 if they show no improvement in the 2 weeks since their STAGE 3 meeting 
  • At this stage a parental meeting will be arranged with the Governing Body Panel and if appropriate Careers Adviser 

Y7-11 BEHAVIOUR POINTS (BPs)

Pastoral Year Heads monitor behaviour points/incidents  and use the following hierarchy of sanctions to help the student improve their behaviour:

  • Students with 3 or more behaviour points in a day are reviewed by the AHTs and where appropriate action taken such as going onto report, parental meeting, isolation and/or additional support
  • The 6 students with the most behaviour points in each year group each week go on report. 
  • Students who have 10 or more behaviour points for behaviour in a half term have a parental meeting in week 1 in the following half term to monitor and review the student’s behaviour.

ON REPORT

These are used to monitor the student’s progress when there are concerns about their behaviour at school. Clear behaviour and work targets are set and the reports are taken home each day and signed by the parent.  There is only one type of report and this is administered by the Pastoral Year Head. 

 

Students go on report for 1 week. At the end of each day they report to the AC and complete 20mins SCU for each fail. At the end of the week the AC will decide if the student has passed or failed the report. A fail leads to Saturday SCU.

HOMELEARNING (HL)

In Y7-11 each home learning not completed or completed badly earns a STUDY CATCH UP and a behaviour point. In addition every half a term all those students who attended more than 8 STUDY CATCH UPS for home learning are seen with their parents/carers and plan drawn up to support them in the following half term. Where there is no improvement students are placed in daily STUDY CATCH UP to support them complete HL each day before any STUDY CATCH UP is issued.

 

In Y12/13 students who fail to complete 3 pieces of home learning within a 2 week cycle will be expected to; 

  1. Have a 1-2-1 meeting with their Achievement Coordinator and set targets about how to improve their home learning submission 
  2. Attend a weekly ‘study catch up session’ with their Achievement Coordinator either during independent study period or after school 
  3. Receive a phone call home to parents 

Y12/13 students who continuously fail to hand in home learning over the subsequent weeks will be expected to;

  1. Have a parental meeting with the Head of Sixth Form/Achievement Coordinator about how to improve their home learning submission 
  2. Ensure that all independent study periods are conducted under supervision by a member of the LBTS6 team or subject teacher. 
 Y12/13 Where there is no improvement individual support and contracts will be used

SATURDAY DETENTION 

Students are placed in this for 1 hour for

  • Failing report OR
  • Failing to complete DETENTION and/or STUDY CATCH UP OR
  • As an alternative to exclusion

Behaviour Policy