Good behaviour is important in any school for effective teaching and learning to take place. At Fred Longworth High School students are treated as individuals and excellent relationships exist between staff and students, which are based on mutual respect. All members of the school community must understand that poor behaviour of any type will not be tolerated. High standards are achieved through clarity of expectations, an emphasis on praise and rewards and a focus on stimulating and effective teaching and learning. This policy outlines how these high standards will be achieved.
- Clarify what is meant by good behaviour.
- Have a clear structure and procedures for dealing with behavioural issues.
- Maximise the impact that the school, as an organisation, can have on good behaviour.
- Help give students, staff and parents a sense of direction and a feeling of common purpose.
- Help students feel good about themselves and others.
- Minimise the occurrence of misbehaviour and confrontation.
- Ensure that all students have the right to learn and teachers have the right to teach.
- Comply with government expectations with regard to school discipline and behaviour policies.
Guidelines – in lessons students should, as far as possible:
- Adhere to the classroom ground rules.
- Not speak while the teacher or another student is speaking.
- Enter and leave lessons in an orderly manner.
- Be punctual.
- Arrive with student notebook, pen, pencil, ruler, relevant equipment, books and files.
- Be given help individually when necessary.
- Sustain hard work.
- Contribute to the lesson, refine ideas and show good manners.
- Show respect to staff, students and the wider community