The aim of Ready to Learn is to clarify expectations for students at Siddal Moor Sports College. It also makes clear the consequences of unacceptable behaviour in the classroom and around the building.
The expectations of students are made clear through the Code of Conduct set out below, which is based on the schools core values of Aspiration, Integrity and Respect.
Code of Conduct and Expectations of students
This code of conduct sets out the school’s expectations of students in classrooms and around the school.
Students are expected to show aspiration by:
- Attending school, being on time to lessons and being ready to learn
- Being correctly dressed and equipped for the lesson with pens, pencil, ruler, rubber and other equipment needed to take part in learning
- Knowing your aspirational grade in each subject and what you can do to improve
- Trying your best in lessons and completing the work set
- Challenging yourself to complete additional / extension work and homework
Students are expected to show integrity by:
- Doing the right thing, even when adults are not looking
- Considering others and by trying to put others first
- Speaking to adults in the school if you have a problem, rather than confronting peers
- Being honest and admitting when you have got things wrong
- Understanding that by not adhering to this code of conduct, you have broken the school rules
Students are expected to demonstrate respect by their actions:
- Respect for British values such as the rule of law, justice and freedom from prejudice
- Respect for adults in the school
- Respect for the rights of teachers to teach and other pupils to learn
- Respect for others regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality
- Respect for the school, the facilities and equipment
Lateness to Lessons
Behaviour around the building before school, at break time, lunch time and between lessons
Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will be challenged whenever it occurs.
A warning will be given relating to the code of conduct. If the behaviour continues, the student will be escorted to isolation. Refusal to co-operate will result in contact with home and a possible fixed term exclusion.
Students are expected to move around the building calmly and safely. Running on corridors and boisterous behaviour such as play fighting is unacceptable and will be challenged.