If students choose not to follow the Perfect Climate then it is exactly that… it is a choice they have made. Teachers will reference the Perfect Climate with every task they set so it is clear.
If a student has made the choice not to follow the Perfect Climate they will be given a Chance. This is a warning to remind them that their behaviour has disturbed the learning of others and themselves. The student now has a chance to change their behaviour in order that they and the rest of the class can learn effectively.
If a student again makes the choice not to follow the Perfect Climate they will be given a final choice. This is a final reminder that their choices are affecting the learning of others and themselves and if they continue to do this they will be removed from the session. We will ‘front load’ the choice for students in our language and our actions. We will do this by taking the student’s planner from them as a tangible reminder that they have not yet received a Correction but will do if they do not make the right choice and change their behaviour.
If after two opportunities to change their behaviour the student continues to make the choice to not follow the Perfect Climate they will then be given a Correction. At this point they will be asked to leave the classroom and go to a ‘correction room’ (another classroom). It is the student’s responsibility to go to their correction room and they must arrive promptly.
When students have been issued a Correction they will receive a 30 minute detention which will be completed the day after the Correction was issued. This is to ensure students clearly understand the reasons for their Correction and they can complete the Correction as quickly as possible and make a ‘fresh start’ as soon as possible. Parents will receive a text to inform them about the Correction. The text will state which teacher issued the Correction and the reason for doing so. This is to help parents work effectively with the school to prevent the same behaviour from happening again. Our sims parent app also helps parents to monitor achievement points and behaviour instances on a daily basis.
An immediate Correction may be issued by a member of staff for any behaviours that are intentionally unsafe. This will be down to the professional judgement of the teacher:
Examples could include:
- Throwing an object
- Threatening or intimidating another student.
Corrections take place on Monday to Friday from 2.45pm until 3.45pm.
All students are expected to turn up to their Correction without being reminded. We expect that ALL our students take responsibility for their actions. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they turn up to their Correction on time the following day. A list is published each day for students to check. If students are unsure, they have until the end of lunch time on the day of their Correction to speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help them.
A Correction will not be changed or moved unless exceptional circumstances arise.
An after-school sporting fixture, an enrichment event, a GP doctor’s appointment or picking up siblings from a local primary school are not exceptional circumstances and students will be expected to complete their Correction. If students want to attend their sporting fixtures, enrichment activities and help out their families they must make the right choices when they are learning. Before a Correction is issued (unless it is intentionally unsafe behaviour) there will always be a chance and a choice to change their behaviour. If parents feel there are exceptional circumstances they can contact the school on the number provided on the text message and we will be happy to discuss this.