The Corbet School has an excellent reputation for good behaviour. The OFSTED report (JUNE 2013) said that “behaviour in lessons is outstanding. Students have very positive attitudes to learning and are well motivated to succeed. They collaborate very well together, consistently showing respect for others while challenging their ideas constructively. Behaviour around the school is impeccable, including at break and lunchtime. Students consistently show respect towards staff and one another; for example, by opening doors for one another and thanking others for small acts of consideration”.
We also 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 co-operating 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 fro 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.
From a safety point of view, no-one is allowed to go out of school without the permission of a member of staff and without signing out at Reception.
It is not advisable to bring valuable items into school, like I-pods and I-phones. The school cannot be held responsible for any losses, however they may occur. Large sums of money should not be brought into school unless it is to be paid to the School Office. If pupils need to bring in a mobile phone it should be an in-expensive model.
- The use of mobile phones, iPods and smart watches during school is not allowed.
We consider the wearing of school uniform to be a contributing factor in the pupils’ self esteem and their adoption of a positive work ethic. The school is very keen to maintain high standards of uniform.
It may be necessary to add other rules during the year and these will be communicated to pupils through assemblies and to parents via school newsletters.