Kirk Hallam Community
Technology College Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policy.
CONTACT:- H.Inman, Assistant Principal.
? Principles and Aims of the Behaviour Policy.
? Quotes from the OFSTED report
? The Code of Conduct and Home College Agreement.
? Strategies for Managing Behaviour.
? College Uniform and General Appearance.
? Mobile Phones and electronic devices.
? Behaviour before and after College, on and off site.
? Anti bullying policy
The Principles and Aims of the Behaviour Policy.
“Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations for good education”
(DFEE circ 8/94)
We aim to make Kirk Hallam Community Technology College a caring,
supportive and friendly environment in which learning and personal development
can flourish. We encourage high standards of behaviour and demand
consideration for others at all times.
? Students should respect and show consideration for all members of the
College community and should be entitled to receive it in return from staff
and other students alike.
? That respect includes care for their own and others safety, property and
? Everyone shares the responsibility for maintaining a positive learning
We aim to provide,
? Good adult and peer role models.
? Reinforcement of positive attitudes to expectations.
? A positive Climate for Learning
? Celebration of Achievement.
? A common responsibility for maintaining and implementing the College’s
Code of Conduct and Anti-Bulling Policy.
Kirk Hallam Community Technology College
OFSTED Report November 2005
During the most recent OFSTED inspection the following comments were made by the
Personal development and well-being
Inspectors found that students’ personal development and well-being are outstanding.
Students thoroughly enjoy attending the college and their achievements are valued and
celebrated very well.
The college is a very orderly community where students’ attitudes and behaviour are
excellent. They speak enthusiastically about the numerous and varied opportunities
they have to develop important skills and experience which will assist them when they
Students develop a keen sense of responsibility within the college’s supportive and inclusive environment where they feel safe.
Students show a great deal of mutual care and support for each other through their role
as mentors and buddies. They understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and they
are adamant that bullying is not an issue because any incidents are dealt with promptly
Students have an increasingly strong voice through the college council and they are
secure in their knowledge that their views are important in the college’s development.
Care, guidance and support
The college provides outstanding guidance and support for its students. Students are
exceptionally well cared for by a committed staff and this makes a strong contribution to
their achievements and personal development. Students have access to very good
quality information and advice and they speak highly of the help they receive.
The arrangements for safeguarding students’ welfare are very well established and
excellent procedures are followed for their protection and health and safety. Excellent
working relationships are built within tutor and year groups and this ensures that
academic and personal support is readily available to students.
The Code of Conduct
All students at College have the right to be educated to the best of their potential.
It is important that everyone works together to facilitate this.
We should all:
? be considerate, by thinking about other peoples feelings before speaking
? accept the limitations to our personal freedom which comes with being
part of a wider community.
? be polite, helpful and courteous at all times.
? co-operate with each other and be willing to work together.
? be friendly towards everyone.
? be hard working and do our best.
? be honest and trust worthy.
? accept responsibility for our own actions, decisions, progress and actions.
? be punctual and reliable
? have respect for ourselves, students, teachers, associate staff and the
? abide by The Code of Conduct.
? expect to give and receive respect.
? prepare appropriate work for all students
? allow students to be actively involved in learning
? recognise and encourage effort and achievement
? assess students’ work regularly
? be punctual to lessons
? foster an effective Climate for Learning and encourage all students to
achieve their full potential
? establish positive and supportive relationships with students
? apply the College rules fairly and consistently, listening first to establish
the facts and to diffuse confrontational situations
? ensure that students come to College regularly and on time
? account for absence or lateness by telephone initially and by following up
with a note
? provide a suitable place for learning at home
? check the organiser regularly
? ensure that students have the correct uniform and equipment ? actively support the behavioural policy of the College ? actively support their child’s learning
? respect the professional judgement of staff
? show consideration for the safety of all the students on the College site ? show consideration for the safety and the well-being of staff
? abide by the Code of Conduct
? try to do their best
? respect the learning needs of themselves and others ? work with anyone else when required
? ask for help and be prepared to wait for it
? accept advice and guidance
? follow instructions
? bring all materials and equipment required for the day in a suitable bag ? dress correctly within the guidelines of the College uniform ? arrive on time and stay on site
? behave sensibly, safely and considerately at all times including to and
? take care of the College buildings and environment ? speak politely, avoid shouting, swearing, name calling or using offensive
? carry out the request of all staff in College
Strategies for Managing Behaviour
Kirk Hallam College seeks to promote good behaviour by:
? implementing a system of rewards
? identifying and dealing with incidents of inappropriate behaviour as soon
as is reasonably possible
? implementing strategies to identify and prevent poor behaviour ? employing a variety of suitable sanctions to deal with problems
At Kirk Hallam College we seek to promote positive behaviour by implementing a
system of rewards, these include:
? verbal praise
? letters home
? letters of Commendation
? points make prizes
? achievement certificates
? achievement postcards
? KS4 Achievement Tie
? End of Key Stage Prizes
? Celebration of Achievement ? Trips and activities
? Attendance Awards,100% and most improved ? Tutor Group Attendance Trophy ? Subject Prizes
? Principals Prizes
Identifying Unacceptable Behaviour
The following behaviours are not acceptable and will result in sanctions being applied as appropriate. The list is not exhaustive and the College will exercise discretion in dealing with any behaviour perceived as anti-social or harmful to the education of others. This applies equally on site and out of College; we reserve the right to challenge and deal with any behaviour which brings the name of the College into disrepute.
? Disruption to Learning
? Refusing to follow instructions ? Non co-operation
? Lateness and Truancy
? Use of abusive or inoffensive language ? Physical assault and violence ? Possession or use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other harmful
substances ? Bullying
? Sexual abuse and harassment ? Racial abuse and harassment ? Stealing and extortion
? Possession or use of offensive weapons ? Anti-social behaviour
? Use of mobile phones or other electronic equipment in College
? Inappropriate use of ICT or Internet ? Dangerous behaviour
? Possession of chewing gum in College ? Non co-operation of the college uniform and jewellery policies
? Bringing the College into disrepute ? Going on the ice on the lake
While rewards and approval are the basis of good discipline and we should never find ourselves attempting to motivate students by fear, an effective system of sanctions is also required.
The appropriateness of strategies and sanctions are left to the discretion of the Pastoral Staff. We do not operate a “tariff system” but prefer to apply sanctions
as deemed necessary to the individual as well as to the particular situation; we will not enter into any justification of our decisions with other students or parents. We will endeavour to repair any harm caused by using a system of Restorative Justice. Parents should be involved constructively where necessary, but the sanctions employed by the College are not negotiable with parents.
? Gentle reminder of expectations
? Verbal warnings
? Withdrawal of privileges, and time
? Detentions, breaks, lunchtimes and after College (detentions are non
negotiable and must be attended subject to 24 hr notice where a student
is expected home)
? Report cards
? Restorative practice
? Letters home
? Parental involvement
? Withdrawal from lessons
? Working in inclusion room (link)
? Recording on the register of Racial or Sexual Abuse
? Internal exclusion
? Involvement of outside agencies
? Exclusion from activities and College trips
? Fixed term exclusions from College
? Exclusion at lunchtimes
? Appearance before the Governors Disciplinary Committee
? Permanent Exclusion
The law of the land applies at Kirk Hallam Community Technology College just as it does everywhere else and we reserve the right to involve the Police whenever we feel that it is necessary or when a crime has been committed
Complaints or allegations of physical contact or intervention between students and staff will be dealt with by the Principal or a Senior Member of Staff. They should remain confidential whilst under investigation to
protect the interests of both the student and the member of staff, and to ensure a fair outcome. Failure to comply with this will lead to fixed term exclusion.
Dress and Uniform Expectations.
All students are expected to attend College suitably dressed; we try to maintain
high standards in dress as in everything else. The uniform requirements are
listed below – please note it would be impossible to list everything that is not allowed, but needless to say a degree of common sense needs to be applied.
? Coats. – These should be waterproof outdoor garments, in dark subdued
colours and without logos.
? Hoodies, Hooded sweat tops and cardigans are not allowed and will be
? Coats, scarves and gloves must not be worn in the classroom
? Hats are not part of the uniform and are for outdoor use only and then
only when it is cold.
? Baseball type hats are not allowed.
? Tie – College or Achievement Ties are the only style allowed. They
should be worn long and must not be damaged.
? Shirt - Formal style white or pale blue. Coloured T-shirts must not be
worn underneath the shirt.
? Sweaters – KS3 College sweater with College badge only. KS4 College
? Trousers or Skirts - Black or dark grey formal style. Skirts should be a
? Fashion belts are not allowed. Belts should be black, grey or dark blue
and plain in appearance.
? Shoes – these must be black and suitable for College. Stiletto heels are
not allowed, nor are excessively high heels
? Trainers must not be worn around College. If they need to be worn for
medical reasons this must be discussed with the Pastoral staff and a
note issued to that effect.
? Tights and socks – these must be plain and dark coloured.
Jewellery and Hair Policy
The following are the only items of jewellery allowed:
? One stud per ear
No other items are allowed and are liable to be confiscated.
Body piercings are not allowed and will have to be removed.
Should be styled appropriately, and tied back in practical areas.
It should not be excessively coloured, shaped, gelled or braided
Shaved heads, patterns or wordings are not allowed at all.
Failure to comply with these requirements will be dealt with very seriously.
Make up and Nail Polish
Should not be worn in college and students will be required to remove it.
Mobile Phones and other Electronic Devices.
These should not be brought into College.
Any use of these items, either for text, making or receiving calls, photographs or
video, during the college day is strictly forbidden.
Abuse of this rule will lead to items being confiscated, sent to the office where
they will be logged, put into the safe and returned only to Parents.
Behaviour Before and After College.
On a College day, every student represents the College on their journeys to and
from College. The College recognises that it has a shared responsibility with
Parents for the safety, welfare and behaviour of all the students on these
journeys. In addition to the College Code of Conduct particular attention should
be paid to the following:
? Students should be respectful and polite to members of the Public.
? Students should not harass abuse or assault other students or members
of the Public
? Students should not damage public or private property.
? Students should not drop litter.
? Student behaviour must be exemplary when travelling on buses, they
must not shout abuse or make rude gestures from the windows.
? Students must not engage in any actions which put themselves or
others in danger.