JOHN KELLY GIRLS’ TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Date updated: November 2008
Review Date: November 2009
The Behaviour Policy applies to members of the College community, on and
beyond the site, on their way to and from College, and whenever they are
involved in an activity associated with the College, and during which they can
be identified as members of the College
Our aim is:
• To establish a climate in which good behaviour is accepted as a normal
feature of the day to day life of a successful College.
• To encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
• To create a secure and caring environment in which good behaviour
enables effective teaching and learning to take place.
• To ensure that there are good working relationships between everyone
in the College and that everyone’s right to be treated with respect is
• To be clear on expectations of good behaviour in and beyond the
• To encourage good behaviour in the community in order to maintain
the good reputation of the College.
• To ensure that any behaviour detrimental to the above including,
racism, sexism, bullying will be confronted.
• To be consistent in rewarding good behaviour and challenging and
censuring bad behaviour.
This policy statement has been developed in consultation with Governors,
Staff and Students, and in recognition of statutory regulations.
The Behaviour for Learning policy outlines for the students the behaviour
expected of them. The procedures that support the Behaviour for Learning
are made clear to the students and are written in their Planners. They will be
applied consistently and fairly and used to promote personal and collective
responsibility. These procedures, Rewards, Merit System Guidelines,
Sanctions and Detentions are available to parents/carers.
Sanctions are necessary in response to inappropriate behaviour. Every
attention will be given to match the sanctions with the misdemeanour, these
may include: Daily report, detention, withdrawal from lessons, fixed term
exclusion or permanent exclusion.
COLLEGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES
The effectiveness of the Behaviour Policy is reliant on its interrelationship with
other college practices:
Teaching and learning
Progress attainment and assessment
Partnerships with parents, carers and others within our sphere of influence
and all other policies, including:
Attendance and punctuality
Good behaviour helps to create and sustain a civilised environment in which
all members of the College community can reach their full potential and the
good name and reputation of the College can be maintained.
Responsibility for the policy Management of the policy
• Bev Bell Paolina Webber
• Curriculum and standards
Date approved Review date
The Governing Body in consultation with the Principal, staff and
parents/carers is responsible for the establishment and review of the
College’s policy for the promotion of good behaviour. The Governing Body will
ensure that there is no differential application of this policy on grounds of
ethnicity, religion, culture, disability, class or gender: that it is communicated
to students and is easily available to parents/carers.
All staff are responsible for ensuring that the policy and associated
procedures are implemented. Teachers also have responsibility for creating a
good learning environment through the teaching and reinforcing of good
behaviour and the consistent and fair application of the policy and procedures.
Parents and carers share responsibility with the staff for the behaviour of their
daughters in and around the College. They are encouraged to work in
partnership with the College in maintaining high standards of behaviour.
On joining the College, parents/carers, students and College representatives
sign a Home/College contract.
Students are expected to take responsibility for their own behaviour and will
be made aware of the policy, particularly the Code of Conduct. Students also
have a responsibility to report incidents of disruption, violence or bullying.
Behaviour is about 2
Appendix choice. If a student chooses to behave in a mature, sensible manner, she will
be praised and rewarded.
• Verbal praise
• Letters home
• Congratulations in assembly
• Jack Petchey award
HOWEVER IF A STUDENT CHOOSES TO BREAK THE RULES
Then she must accept responsibility and face the consequences. In the class the following
letters will be used:
(A teacher may choose to give a Verbal warning before recording behaviour letters on the board.)
L = Late to a lesson
W = Work in class is unsatisfactory
B = Behaviour is unsatisfactory
E = Equipment
IF ANY OF THE LETTERS ABOVE ARE RECORDED AGAINST A STUDENTS NAME THEN
SHE WILL RECEIVE:
C1 The students name/ initials are written on the board.
C2 A second letter is written on the board.
C3 A third letter is written on the board and a 20 minute detention is
given by the teacher or the head of faculty.
C4 A fourth letter written on the board an hours detention after
college is given with 2 days on report & a letter sent home.
C5 A fifth letter on the board will cause the student to be withdrawn
from class for 3 lessons and a letter will be sent home.
20 minute detention can be given at lunch time or after college without notifying
C4 detention is given after behaviour in a class is unacceptable or a student fails
to attend a C3.
Late detention If a student is late to morning or afternoon registration more than once in a
week she will have to attend a one hour late detention after college.
3 Hour detention The principal holds this detention after college, 3:30 -6:30pm once every two
weeks. This is for students who have been temporarily excluded for fighting
or any student who has failed to attend a C4/Late detention after 2
reminders. Other reasons for attending a 3 hour detention can be decided at
the Principal’s discretion.