Rewards & Sanctions
Students at Beaumont demonstrate a high level of responsibility and are expected to respect all others in our community and beyond.
The behaviour and attitudes of students is exemplary in and out of the classroom – OFSTED 2014
The school is a calm and purposeful place in which to learn – OFSTED 2014
Rewards and sanctions are awarded in line with the school’s Behaviour Policy. In lessons, teachers will follow the school’s ‘Behaviour Diamond’ and Behaviour for Learning principles, as outlined in the Home School Agreement. Parents and students sign a copy of this on starting at Beaumont and it is also in the student Planner.
Student Achievement and Rewards
Student achievement is recognised in a variety of ways throughout the year. For day to day achievements in class work and home learning, teachers and tutors issue positive credits; certificates/postcards are awarded to students on being awarded multiples of 25 credits. Teachers will also send postcards home for students’ positive contributions towards their work in a subject or towards the whole school. Each term, subject teachers are also able to nominate students who have made a particular impression in either their attainment or effort and these are recognised by way of certificates presented at termly Awards Assemblies. Pastoral leaders, Heads of Department, and the Headteacher also nominate students for Pastoral, Silver and Gold Awards for making a significant contribution to school or community life. Individual departments also run systems of reward and recognition, including postcards home, subject Colours and Player and Improved Player of the Year in sports activities. In this way, achievement, progress, and making a contribution to the school or wider community are seen to be valued and at the heart of school life. They are also within the reach of every student and motivate each to give of their best.
We expect to reward:
- good or improved school work
- good or improved behaviour
- positive effort
- excellent attendance
- commitment to extra-curricular activities
- contribution to Inter-Form events, charity activities etc.
- contribution to the positive ethos of the school e.g. care shown for others
Details of the school’s Awards system are published in the student Planner.
Visitors to our school frequently comment on the calm and purposeful learning atmosphere that is created and maintained by all that attend the school.
Students are expected to be prompt for school and lessons bringing with them all of the correct equipment for that day’s learning. Students are expected to wear their uniform correctly at all times including to and from school.
Behaviour at the school is excellent. Students are rewarded for their achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. Where behaviour falls below the expected level, it is rectified using the ‘Behaviour Diamond’. This shows all staff and students the opportunities for rewards and the consequences of falling below the school’s behaviour expectations.
In lessons, teachers will follow the Behaviour Diamond. Teachers will issue a lesson ‘negative’ as a result of having to give a verbal reprimand or classroom sanction. Accumulation within a week of lesson negatives will result, in the first instance, in a phone call home from the Form Tutor; increased numbers would result in a Head of Year’s detention. Further lesson negatives will involve: meetings with parents and the student, followed by further, higher sanctions as required.
Within a lesson, a teacher may give a detention. This could be at break time, lunchtime or after school (parents will be notified in advance in the latter instance). An afterschool detention will be a maximum of one hour in duration. If a student’s behaviour requires their removal from the lesson (known as an ‘On Call’), an automatic, one hour detention on a Friday with a member of the school’s Leadership Team will be given.
If a student is involved in an incident at break time, lunchtime or afterschool, these will be investigated by the Head of Year and depending upon the incident, the sanction will be in line with the sanctions in line with the Behaviour Policy. These could include an Internal Isolation, Fixed Period Exclusion or Permanent Exclusion.
Lateness to school: students who are late to school without a valid reason will receive a break time detention (15 mins) on the same day. If this is missed, this is escalated to 30 minute detention at lunchtime on the same day; if this is missed, the sanction is escalated to one hour after school on a Friday
Uniform: each student is given a uniform card. If this is signed three times in a half term, a student will receive a one hour detention, after school, on a Friday.
Hair: an inappropriate hairstyle (as explained on the Uniform page on this site) will result in a loss of time at both break and lunch time for the duration of a week.