Expectations of our Students
Our staff, students and parents are a community working together. Our home school agreement draws together these three key elements of a successful school and parents are asked to support us fully in ensuring that their children make a positive and successful contribution to our school community. There are common expectations of all students both in school and in our local community ( see Home school Agreement).
- Students are expected to behave in a positive manner which enables teachers to teach and all students to learn to their full potential.
- They should treat one another and other adults with respect and consideration.
- They should aim for the highest standards, both personally and academically, arriving punctually, being fully prepared and working to the best of their ability at all times.
- Students should model good behaviour and respect for others at all times. They should talk to others politely without shouting or using inappropriate language.
- They should move around the corridors in a calm and orderly manner using the one –way system.
- They should show care and consideration for others; be kind, help those in need and set a positive example at all times.
- They should respect our school building; no chewing, smoking, graffiti or vandalism should be seen on school grounds at any time
- They should eat in the designated dining rooms and areas,queue for food in a calm and orderly fashion put litter in bins
In our Community
- Our students will be regarded by us as representing our school at all times and the highest standards of conduct will be expected as part of our school and local community.
- Our students should behave appropriately on the way to and from school whether they are on public transport, school buses, walking or cycling.
Our priority is to reward excellence and support improvement ( see GSHS Rewards Centre).
However, where there are serious or persistent breaches of the school’s ‘Behaviour for Learning policy’, the school will operate a system of sanctions which apply to all students (see Behaviour for Learning policy)
In exceptional circumstances sanctions can include the use of exclusion from school for a fixed term or, very rarely, on a permanent basis where this is deemed appropriate.
The school will make every effort to ensure that all measures have been taken to enable our children to complete their education at Great Sankey High School and to remain part of our community where problems arise. The support of our parents is crucial in ensuring that this is possible in all but very rare instances.
The school will communicate at all times with parents to enable them to be fully informed of decisions on matters of student behaviour and discipline and to inform them of procedures in such cases.