Culture for Learning
As mentioned on our values page, we acknowledge that young people are still developing not only physically, but also emotionally. We therefore accept that they will make errors of judgement and misdemeanours will happen. If we are to educate the whole child it is important that we educate students with regards to their misdemeanours, rather than give meaningless sanctions.
Pupils should understand when they have ‘crossed a line’ and accept that there will be consequences, however, these ‘consequences will be educational in nature. For example, detentions will explore the reasons an incident happened with the student. Where there is a victim and a perpetrator, there will always be a restorative meeting to ensure issues are not only resolved, but that the perpetrator understands how the victim felt. These meetings are part of our whole school approach to restorative practices.
The links below will provide you with further information, guidance and policy regarding our Culture for Learning.