Rewards and Achievement
During the school year, House Points are awarded to pupils in recognition of:
- Exceptional/sustained effort in lessons
- Exceptional/sustained effort with homework
- Excellent standard of classwork
- Excellent standard of homework
- Outstanding achievement/progress
- Prizes for competitions
- Being extremely helpful/positive contribution to school events.
The pupils are awarded the following rewards as they accrue House Points:
|10 House Points||Certificate|
|20 House Points||Engraved Pen|
|30 House Points||Prize|
|50 House Points||£5 Gift Voucher|
|75 House Points||£5 Gift Voucher|
|100 House Points||£10 Gift Voucher|
|150 House Points||£15 Gift Voucher|
|200 House Points||£20 Gift Voucher|
We believe that firm but fair discipline is part of our responsibility towards you and your son/daughter. It is very important for pupils to know that parents and the school are cooperating in this matter.
Any teacher may give a detention at break/lunchtime for 20 minutes or an after-school detention for no more than one hour. Parents will receive formal notification of the after-school detention. Although the law only expects 24 hours notice we operate a minimum of 48 hours warning to give parents the chance to make arrangements for collecting their children afterwards. Acknowledgement of this is requested but the detention is not dependent upon parental consent.
Only in exceptional circumstances can the date of the detention be altered following consultation with the Learning Manager, Assistant Head, the Deputy Head or Headteacher.
Smoking or smoking equipment is not allowed in school or on the journey to and from school, this includes e-cigarettes.
Anyone found contravening this rule is likely to be temporarily excluded. Similarly the possession of other harmful substances (especially when supplying these to or sharing them with other pupils) will lead initially to a temporary fixed-term exclusion pending further investigations. Further investigations may necessitate permanent exclusion.
Knives or other offensive weapons are not allowed.
Grave disciplinary problems may result in exclusion by the Head. Our disciplinary arrangements are in accordance with the Education Act 1997. If you have any questions relating to behaviour, uniform or disciplinary procedures, please contact the school.
Our Anti-bullying Policy has been drawn up because, although bullying is not seen as a major problem in the life of The Corbet School, it is naive to imagine that it does not exist. We wish to maintain a policy so that staff, parents and pupils can co-operate to prevent it from becoming a major issue, because bullying is completely unacceptable behaviour. The policy, like the Behaviour and Discipline Policy, recognises that bullying can occur both in and when pupils are not on the premises under the terms of Section 89(5), Education and Inspections Act (2006).
The aim of the anti-bullying policy is to ensure that pupils in the Corbet school learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. Bullying is anti-social behaviour and effects everyone; it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
As a school we will respond promptly and effectively to any bullying which may occur. We ask that parents contact the school and speak to their child’s form tutor, if you have any concerns that your child may be in this situation.