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Burnley High School recognise the importance positive behaviour has on the outcomes for all children. All students are expected to behave in a way that supports our school ethos. As a school we have developed a simple code of conduct that all students and staff adhere to ensure that school is a positive learning environment in which everyone can achieve their full potential both academically and socially. Please find the “BHS way” below.

  • Behave in a way that helps us achieve our potential
  • Help others to grow and achieve their potential
  • Support each other in keeping ourselves safe and happy

In order to achieve positive outcomes for all students we believe it is imperative for staff, students and parents to work together.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Governing Body will establish, in consultation with the headteacher, staff and parents, the policy for the promotion of good behaviour and keep it under review. It will ensure that it is communicated to pupils and parents, is non-discriminatory and the expectations are clear.  Governors will support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour.

As a staff body we will:

  • Promote the BHS way code of conduct
  • Implement the behaviour policy consistently.
  • Model positive behaviour.
  • Provide a personalised approach to the specific needs of our students
  • Communicate with parents.

Students are expected to:

  • Follow the BHS way code of conduct both inside the school and within the community.
  • Wear the correct uniform at all times
  • Uphold the school ethos.
  • Accept sanctions when given

Parents are expected to:

  • Support their child in adhering to the school rules
  • Inform the school of any changes in circumstances that may affect the behaviour of their child
  • Support the school in decisions made for their child.

Supporting and Upholding Positive Behaviour Within the School

Rewards and sanctions are used to uphold the schools positive behaviour systems.

Sanctions may include

  • Detentions
  • Restorative meetings
  • Reflection time
  • A fixed period of time removed from class and working in the Internal exclusion room
  • Exclusion

Rewards may include

  • Postcards of praise
  • Certificates
  • Afternoon tea with the Headteacher
  • Phone calls or e mails home
  • Gift cards
  • Trips and invitation to activities such as movie afternoons, external trips, Clubs

Classroom Language

This language is used throughout school and during lessons.

3,2,1 will be followed by one of the following…

One Voice, whoever is speaking, whether that be a member of staff or student, the expectation is that only that voice is heard

All eyes on me will be used when the member of staff wants the classes’ full attention

Act now will be used when an instruction is issued and students are expected to begin the piece of work or act upon the instruction

Ready to learn will be used as a reminder if it is felt that a task or activity is not being given the due attention by a student or group of students

“I love BHS because it really does feel like a family. All staff and students know each other, are extremely supportive of one another and show amazing levels of respect throughout the school. There really isn’t another school like it!”

Miss Yates