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POCKLINGTON SCHOOL FOUNDATION Pocklington School Rewards and Sanctions Policy AIMS AND VALUES At Pocklington, our aim is to Inspire for Life: Confidence We encourage individuals to be confident and considerate; fostering self-respect and self- belief. Responsibility Personal responsibility and service to others are expected; both have opportunity for expression within the school and beyond. Achievement In all areas of school life we seek to nurture talent and inspiration, to encourage perseverance and to prepare young people for the challenges of adult life. We achieve our aim through a strong working relationship between pupils, staff and families which is founded on the following values: Trust The Foundation‟s Christian ethos guides our caring and straightforward approach. We treat each other with respect and uphold our tradition as friendly and compassionate schools. Truth We value debate which is open, honest and informed to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity and initiative. Courage We challenge ourselves and each other to change for the better. We provide a community to be proud of where pupils can explore, learn and grow. In order to do this: Support We put the well-being of our pupils first, with excellent pastoral care. Learning We encourage successful learning through effective teaching and a commitment to a broad education. Recognition We recognise and reward success and commitment, progress and achievement. The school‟s policy on rewarding the children for their day-to-day work and behaviour, and sanctioning them for what are considered to be unsatisfactory actions, is very much rooted in our aims and values to Inspire For Life, utilising the concepts of praise and the positive acknowledgement of achievement. Pocklington School‟s policy on rewards and sanctions aims: to give value and encouragement to academic achievement and the effort to improve at all levels of ability to encourage, reinforce and acknowledge the positive attitudes of respect and consideration for others and respect for self to be fair and consistent 1 REWARDS In addition to the staff encouraging the pupils through verbal praise or by positive comment on their work, the school provides a number of actual forms of reward as given below: 1. Merit Stickers General Administration There are Lower School, Middle School and Sixth Form stickers. These are awarded by staff for the completion of significantly good pieces of work (with respect to the ability of that pupil) and especially for significant improvement. The stickers are simply attached directly to the piece of work and signed and dated by the member of staff. Recording Merit stickers carry points which contribute toward the Lower School, Middle School and Sixth Form House Cups for work. In the Lower School and Middle School if a pupil earns a significant number of merits over a half term or term the Housemaster/mistress will write to the parents acknowledging the achievement. In the Lower and Middle Schools, the number of merits obtained is recorded in the pupil‟s termly reports. Pupils show the sticker and work to their house tutor who can then add praise. In the Lower and Middle Schools and Sixth Form, house tutors keep records of the number of merits and pass these on to the Housemaster/mistress. 2. Distinction Cards General Distinction cards are awarded for achievement of the highest quality. They are intended primarily to recognise academic work of unusual perception, excellence or originality, but are also applicable to an action, for example one of remarkable initiative, helpfulness or goodwill. Administration a. Issue. Cards may be issued by any teacher. b. Completion. A brief description of the basis for the award is given, followed by the teacher‟s signature and date. c. Procedure. The card is handed to the pupil who should show it to their Housemaster/ mistress and see the Headmaster for signature. The pupil retains the card after it has been signed. d. Recording. The Housemaster/mistress writes a file note recording the award. This is copied to the Head of Division and tutor. The tutor must ensure that the award is noted in the pupil‟s end of term school report. The Headmaster records the award in the “Distinctions Ledger”. e. Monitoring. Housemaster/mistress to monitor trends (e.g. boy/girl or individuals, and liaise with the Head of Division). 3. Headmaster’s Commendation In all years, 1st Year to Sixth Form, certificates are presented during the end of term assembly. A small number of Commendations will be awarded to pupils after the overall achievement and improvement of the pupil‟s work have been carefully considered by their house tutors and Housemaster/mistress. Guideline criteria for the award are followed within each division. The Housemaster/mistress and Head of Division will monitor trends (e.g. boy/girl or individuals). 4. Prizes Cash prizes or book tokens are awarded by to the top scoring and most improved pupils following internal examinations. Successful pupils receive their prizes during the end of term assemblies. The awards are monitored by the Assistant Head (Academic), looking for individual trends. Departmental prizes to individual pupils are awarded during Prize-giving in the summer term. 2 SANCTIONS No corporal punishment will be used under any circumstances (Section 131 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998) Minor penalties (i.e. statements, unsatisfactory work stickers and the sanction in respect of school uniform) are not applied to Sixth Formers for whom disciplinary matters are reported to the relevant Sixth Form house tutor or Housemaster/mistress. The following sanctions may be implemented by the staff: 1. Statements These are a list of facts which are required to be copied by pupils and are regarded as a „one-off‟ sanction for minor misdemeanours. Staff may use their judgement as to the nature of the misdemeanour and the number of statements asked for. Procedure Staff should: give a maximum of 20 statements give pupils 48 hours to complete them. check that they have been completed to a high standard of presentation and accuracy Statements must be signed by the pupils‟ Housemaster/mistress. Pupils must return the completed statements sheet directly to the issuing member of staff. Other colleagues must not accept completed statements on others behalf. Issuing staff may then have a concluding and encouraging discussion with the pupil. Pupils who fail to complete statements will be required to do so during a lunch hour and sent for late lunch. Prefects Prefects may use their judgement to refer a pupil to the pupil‟s Housemaster/mistress for 10 statements. Prefects use their referral stubs to record the incident, direct the pupil and notify the relevant Housemaster/mistress. House staff must liaise with the prefect to ensure satisfactory closure of the incident with the pupil. The number of statements given to pupils by both staff and prefects is monitored by the Housemaster/mistress who will look for trends and report to parents and record in the pupils‟ termly reports as appropriate. 2. School Uniform Any pupil who is flouting the school dress code (see sections 17, 18 and 19 of the School Calendar) will be challenged by staff and required to write out section 17. The work should then be signed and recorded by the Housemaster/mistress before the pupil takes it to the original member of staff. Repeated instances will result in a school detention and contact with home. 3. Detentions a. Staff Detention Staff may set and supervise their own detentions for pupils‟ failure to complete any work or statements, or for misbehaviour. These will take place during break or lunchtimes, not after school. Such detentions take precedence over other commitments and pupils should inform staff whose activity they miss of the reason for their non-attendance. Staff must inform their Head of Department (HoD) and the pupil‟s Housemaster/mistress who will make a file note and speak with the pupil. 3 b. Removal from a Lesson and Lunch Time Detentions If a pupil‟s behaviour or demeanour is deemed to be disrupting a lesson and affecting the learning of others, then they will be told to leave the lesson. In the first instance the member of staff could give the pupil a clear warning that their continued disruptive behaviour will lead to them being removed from the lesson. The member of staff may then remove the pupil from the lesson for a short period in order to diffuse a situation (e.g. 1-2 minutes only), standing the pupil outside the room where they may be easily monitored. The member of staff may then return the pupil to the lesson and should speak to the pupil as soon as possible to resolve the matter. The follow up procedure below is then followed. The pupil may also be removed permanently from the lesson, when the pupil is sent, with work if appropriate, to the Head of Department (HoD), who will then take action as they feel appropriate. HoDs may contact the Headmaster‟s PA for assistance if necessary, who will then request a member of the FMG to attend the department (see Appendix 2). (Guidelines on what can be considered as disruptive behaviour can be found in Appendix 1.) Follow up Procedure The member of staff whose lesson was disrupted must inform the relevant Head of Division (MN, CMWS or SM), their HoD, and the pupil‟s Housemaster/mistress. House staff must see the pupil, record the incident and make clear to the pupil that it is their responsibility to catch up with any work missed as a result of them being sent out. A record must also be kept by the HoD. The HoD and Housemaster/mistress should liaise to decide on an agreed form of action. HoD or House staff will contact the pupil‟s parents informing them of the unsatisfactory behaviour and the further consequences of repeated incidents. HoD liaises with the member of staff to offer support and involvement. Feedback must also occur to the originating member of staff via Housemaster/mistress. Repeat Offences If a pupil is removed from a second lesson within a half-term, the Housemaster/mistress in liaison with the Head of Division will inform the pupil that they will serve a Lunch Time Detention on the next available day (Monday to Friday). Lunch Time Detentions will start at 1.00pm. They will take priority over any activities. Pupils will be able to have a late lunch but will then return for the remainder of the lunch. The Housemaster/mistress will liaise with the subject teacher to set work for the detention. Supervision of the Lunch Time Detention can be undertaken by a senior member of staff (HOD, Head of Division or Housemaster/mistress). If a pupil has two Lunch Time Detentions during a term, (removed from 4 lessons) the matter will be referred to the Assistant Head (Academic or Pastoral) who may then impose a range of sanctions including suspension. Liaison will occur with relevant HoDs. Monitoring of any trends will occur via the HoD liaising with the Housemaster/ mistress and Head of Division as appropriate. HoDs will report their findings to the Pocklington School Management Group at the first meeting of each term. c. School Detention School Detentions can be given by any member of staff for a misdemeanour of particular concern, such as persistent misbehaviour, unsatisfactory work or the disobeying of school rules. It may be for a single incident or for an accumulation of incidents. The Detention is held after school on Friday and supervised by the Assistant Head (Pastoral), the Head of Sixth Form, Middle School or Lower School on a rota basis. Parents are informed before the event by a slip which they sign and return to the appropriate Head of Division who will maintain and monitor records, liaising with the Housemaster/mistress. Pupils may be placed in a School Detention for repeated misdemeanours or a single incident. d. Head of Division Detention This Detention will be taken by the relevant Head of Division at their discretion and arrangement. This is regarded as a more serious detention resulting from a culmination of incidents or a single more serious misdemeanour by a pupil. The Head of Division will maintain and monitor records, liaising with the Housemaster/mistress, and contact with parents will occur. This Detention may also be taken by the Assistant Head (Pastoral). 4 4. On Report The decision to put a pupil ‘On Report’ for a specific behavioural reason or for continued under-achievement will usually be taken after discussion. Pupils ‘On Report’ will have to show the report (lesson comments by subject teacher) to their house tutor or Housemaster/mistress and, on occasion, to the Head of Lower School, Middle School or Sixth Form. 5. Boarders’ 'Gating' Boarders who do not abide by house rules may be gated. This involves being restricted to the house (apart from lessons, meals and other necessities) and the wearing of school uniform for the duration of the gating. The length of time for a gating depends on the seriousness of the offence and could vary from a single day to a whole week. 6. Temporary (Suspension) or Permanent Exclusion from Boarding For boarding pupils, if numerous misdemeanours accumulate or if a single serious disciplinary incident occurs, a pupil may be excluded from the boarding house either temporarily (suspended from boarding) or permanently (excluded from boarding). For temporary exclusion from boarding, the school will consider whether the pupil may continue to attend school as a day pupil during the boarding suspension. For permanent exclusion from boarding, the pupil may only continue to attend school at all times henceforth as a day pupil. Both temporary and permanent exclusions from boarding are dealt with by the Assistant Head (Pastoral) in liaison with the Headmaster. 7. Absence from School as a ‘Neutral’ Act It may on occasions be deemed appropriate for a pupil to be absent from school for a short period of time in order for the school, pupil or family concerned to come to terms with, allow time for reflection over, or for further investigations to occur into, a particular incident. This will be initiated by the Assistant Head (Pastoral) or Headmaster. This will be seen as a „neutral‟ act and will not appear on the pupil‟s record as a disciplinary measure. Work will be provided as appropriate to the pupil in order to continue education. Records will be held by the Assistant Head (Pastoral). 8. Exclusion from School (Suspension or Expulsion) If numerous misdemeanours accumulate, or a single serious disciplinary incident occurs, a pupil may be excluded from school either temporarily (suspension) or permanently (expulsion). Temporary exclusions (suspensions) are dealt with by the Assistant Head (Pastoral). Permanent exclusions (expulsion) are dealt with by the Headmaster. Records will be held by the Assistant Head (Pastoral). a. Formal Warning If numerous misdemeanours accumulate or a single serious disciplinary incident occurs, a pupil may be placed on a Formal Warning. This will constitute a serious disciplinary situation for the pupil in which any further misdemeanours deemed significant (whether individually or together) by the school may lead to either a Final Warning or expulsion from the school. The particular details of the Formal Warning will be clearly given to the pupil and the parents, usually by the Headmaster but otherwise by the Deputy Headmaster or Assistant Head (Pastoral), as part of a disciplinary meeting, and confirmed in writing. The Formal Warning will be effective for a set period of time assigned at its outset. This will be for a maximum of three full school terms. At the expiry of this period, and subject to there having been no further misdemeanours, the Formal Warning will expire although it may remain noted in the pupil‟s record. b. Final Warning If numerous misdemeanours accumulate or a single serious disciplinary incident occurs, a pupil may be placed on a Final Warning. This may or may not (depending on the gravity of the incident and/or the risk to others in the school community) be preceded by a Formal Warning. This will constitute a serious disciplinary situation for the pupil in which any further misdemeanours deemed significant will lead to expulsion from the school. The particular details of the Final Warning will be clearly given to the pupil and the parents, usually by the Headmaster but otherwise by the Deputy Headmaster or Assistant Head (Pastoral), as part of a disciplinary meeting, and confirmed in writing. The Final Warning will be effective for a set period of time assigned at its 5 outset. This will be for a maximum of three full school terms. At the expiry of this period and subject to there having been no further misdemeanours, the Final Warning will expire although it may remain noted in the pupil‟s record. c. Entry into the Sixth Form Transfer into the Sixth Form in the school following completion of GCSE examinations is dependent on both the required GCSE results and on an acceptable behavioural school record. If numerous misdemeanours accumulate or a single serious disciplinary incident occurs, then a pupil may not be accepted into the Sixth Form based on their behavioural record. These decisions are dealt with by the Assistant Head (Pastoral) in liaison with the Headmaster and other members of the Foundation Management Group. The school will communicate such decisions as early as is reasonably possible so that parents may consider alternatives. Monitoring of Rewards and Sanctions Heads of Division will monitor and analyse records of Rewards and Sanctions looking for trends, allowing liaison with the Assistant Head (Pastoral), via the Pastoral Management Group, and the consideration of action points to occur. Heads of Division will report their findings to the Pocklington School Management Group at the first meeting of each term. Anti-Bullying Procedures Refer to the Anti-Bullying Policy For Appropriate Sanctions. Careful and detailed discussion with the „bully‟ will occur to enable them to consider how their actions have offended and hurt the victim, and how they can learn to behave in ways which will not cause harm in the future and how to repair the harm they have caused. These discussions must involve liaison with the bully‟s parents or guardians. A letter warning over future sanctions for continued incidents will be sent to parents. Smoking, Alcohol Consumption and Dealing With Illegal and Legal Substances For matters concerning pupil involvement with these substances, please refer to the separate policy „Policy on Pupil Involvement with Smoking, Alcohol Consumption and Dealing with Illegal and Legal Substances‟. Reporting to Parents When appropriate, in cases of persistent misbehaviour or under-achievement, Housemaster/mistress may take the decision to contact parents. Parents may be invited to come into the school to discuss the situation with the Housemaster/mistress. D B Dyson Assistant Head (Pastoral) Updated: August 2009 December 2009 August 2010 December 2010 6 Appendix 1 Pocklington School Rewards and Sanctions Policy Pupils are responsible for ensuring their behaviour enables excellent learning and teaching for all. The following is for staff use (as a guide only) to provide examples of pupil behaviour which will need to be challenged and may result in the pupil being removed from the lesson as stated in the policy under Sanctions, Detentions para 2. Late arrival Arriving in a state not ready for learning Talking whilst others are talking; shouting out answers or over someone else Insensitive or inappropriate contributions or response to other pupils‟ contribution Any sort of discrimination: - Verbal/non-verbal - Race, religion, ethnic group - Sexual orientation, gender Inappropriate physical contact Demeaning behaviour – rudeness and disrespect to staff or other pupils; defiance, disobedience, rudeness, swearing or answering back Anything which impacts on the health and safety of the class Damaging school property, e.g. books, classrooms, furniture, or property of others Not responding promptly and courteously to instruction The pupil is not on task and not producing the work expectation (no good reasons) Eating or drinking in class – except for water where permission is granted by teacher No iPods/MP3s/mobile phones to be used in any taught lesson Chewing gum or whistling 7 Appendix 2 Pocklington School Rewards and Sanctions Policy List of FMG Free Each Period: HM AMD DBD JMW CLB Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 Appendix 3 REWARDS AND CONDUCT Please refer at all times to the Rewards and Sanctions policy for guidance on the use of detentions. To record awards or detentions on individual pupil records in iSAMS, use the Rewards and Conduct Wizard (located on right hand side of screen) and follow instructions. Please use Comments Box to record brief notes as appropriate. School Detention only: Record detention as usual using Rewards and Conduct Wizard Use Discipline Options in Wizard to add pupil‟s name to appropriate Detention Session iSAMS will automatically send emails to appropriate members of staff as shown below. (*However, please note that iSAMS cannot automatically email Heads of Department. Staff should ensure that HoDs are informed as appropriate.) Input by Authorisation iSAMS will automatically send email to: required AWARDS Merit House tutor No Distinction Any teacher No Hd of Div, HoM, Tutor, HM HM Commendation HoM/Hd of Div No Hd of Div, HoM, Tutor, DBD, AMD Exam Prize Academic Att No Hd of Div, HoM, Tutor Analyst DETENTIONS Staff Detention Any teacher No HoM, Tutor, DBD, CLB (HoD*) Removal from Lesson Any teacher No Head of Div, HoM, Tutor, DBD, CLB, (two = Lunchtime Detention) AMD (HoD*) Lunchtime Detention HoM only No Head of Div, Tutor, DBD, CLB (HoD*) School Detention Any teacher Head of Div HoM, Tutor, DBD, CLB, AMD (LS, MS, SF) Head of Division Detention Head of Div No HoM, Tutor, DBD, CLB, AMD only Awards/Detentions are recorded in Pupil Profile (under Additional Information): Discipline Record (detentions) Reward and Conduct (awards) 9
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