Good behaviour is a prerequisite of good teaching and learning and a safe and secure environment. Students at Ash Manor are expected to displays high standards of behaviour and take increasing responsibility for self-discipline both inside lessons and the wider school community.
High standards of behaviour are expected across every facet of school life and are maintained through a combination of:
· clear expectations of staff, students and parents as expressed in the home-school agreement;
· clear, consistent and fairly applied consequences for negative behaviours;
· reinforcement of expectations in lessons,assemblies and Tutor periods;
· promoting respect, courtesy & kindness in all aspects of school life by all members of the school community;
· provision of lessons and extra curricular activities that are stimulating, challenging, well prepared and appropriate to all;
· the school Pastoral System involving Form Tutors, The Inclusion Team and Senior Pastoral staff;
· close communication and liaison with parents;
· Appropriate INSET for teaching and support staff;
· fostering a positive attitude towards school through praise and rewards and attention to the individual progress of each student.
Staff at Ash Manor are committed to ensuring that students are praised for good progress and effort in their school life through the awarding of House Pounds . The reward system reinforces positive behaviour as the ability to learn is not fixed but can change with effort and a growth mindset.
There are separate award assemblies for each year group which celebrate the success of students during the academic year. At the end of every term House assemblies bring the whole school together to recognise and share the achievements of students.
Rules governing the behaviour expected of students are contained in the school Code of Conduct and there is a clear staging process for sanctioning poor behaviour. All sanctions are designed to support students in changing their behaviour and successfully accessing learning opportunities. All staff are developing a “restorative practice” approach to behaviour management In order to support students.
It is recognised that a small minority of students may experience difficulty in maintaining the standard of behaviour expected of them. In such circumstances the Inclusion Team will work closely with the School Inclusion Manager, SENCo, outside agencies, Senior Management and parents to provide the support and discipline necessary for the student to succeed. This will usually take the form of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a Pastoral Support Programme (PSP), drawn up and monitored according to Surrey County guidelines.
Whilst the school actively supports the policy of ‘inclusion’ no student will be allowed to consistently and deliberately disrupt the education of others.