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.
In KS3 pupils are awarded the following reward 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|
In KS4 pupils are awarded the following rewards as they accrue House Points:
|5 House Points||Certificate and Engraved Pen|
|10 House Points||Prize|
Every House Point achieved will be entered in to a termly draw for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils, thus giving them a chance of winning one of the three £10 voucher.
At the end of the school year, a House Points Cup is presented to the House with the most points. Along with points achieved through inter-house activities, the House Points contribute towards the House of the Year shield.
Badges: Virtual badges are awarded half-termly for commitment to studies. Each teacher will be asked to award approximately 2 badges to each of their classes.
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 Class Teacher, Learning Manager, Assistant 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 either to a temporary fixed-term exclusion or a permanent exclusion.
Knives or other offensive weapons are not allowed. Anyone found contravening this rule is likely to to be temporarily excluded or permanently excluded.
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 naïve 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).
Bullying is when people deliberately hurt, harass or intimidate someone else over a period of time.
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.