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 reward as they accrue House Points:
|10 House Points
|20 House Points
|30 House Points
|50 House Points
|Achievement Pin – Yellow
|75 House Points
|Achievement Pin – Blue
|100 House Points
|House Point Medal
|150 House Points
|House Point Trophy
|200 House Points
|Headteachers Award and Certificate
Years 10 and 11
The pupils are awarded the following rewards as they accrue House Points:
|5 House Points
|Certificate and Engraved Pen
|10 House Points
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 vouchers.
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.
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.
Behaviour and Discipline
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.
To manage poor behaviour, Sanctions could include: a verbal reprimand; loss of privileges; confiscation of pupil’s property; expecting work to be completed at home, or at break or lunchtime; detention at breaktime, lunchtime or after-school; referring the pupil to a senior member of staff; letters or phone calls home to parents; agreeing a behaviour contract; putting a pupil ‘on report’; internal exclusion of a pupil in the isolation room; suspension; permanent exclusion.
Parents will normally receive formal notification of detentions vis Satchel:one and other forms of sanction via email or phone call.
Parents are invited to view our behaviour and discipline policy available in the policies section of this website.
Use of Technology in school
The use of mobile phones or other smart devices is not allowed whilst at school. Phones should be handed in to reception or placed in bags and turned off.
The IT equipment at school and pupil’s accounts are monitored regularly; any mis-use e.g. searching for inappropriate material is unacceptable.
Bullying is defined as the repetitive, intentional harming of one person or a group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying takes place in schools as it does in other work places. We have a section in our behaviour policy regarding tackling bullying which can be found on the policies page of this website, has been drawn up because although bullying is not seen as a problem at The Corbet School it is naïve to imagine that it does not exist. We wish to maintain an approach where all staff, parents and pupils cooperate to prevent bulling from happening as much as possible and deal with it swiftly when it does. As a school, we will respond promptly to any bullying which may occur. We ask that you contact the school and speak to your child’s Form Tutor if you have any concerns that your child may be in this situation.