The Positive Discipline System is outlined in the student planner and is also displayed in every class room. Students are fully aware of the system as well as the rewards and consequences included in it. Copies of the system procedures and the Behaviour Policy can be obtained from the College on request.
The basis of the system is that students are expected to attend regularly, be on time, be in the correct uniform and be prepared for the day. This includes having with them a bag, their planner and suitable writing equipment. It also expects that students will come to College in a work like manner, ready to learn and meet their targets so that they can ultimately achieve and be successful.
Students can earn Rewards in a variety of ways. Mainly they can accumulate Merits which they can then ‘spend’ in the reward shops at the end of each term or save towards larger rewards at the end of the year.
Additional rewards are given for attendance, progress, contribution to College life, effort and achievement. These are presented in the Celebration Assemblies at the end of each term.
There are consequences for students who do not adhere to the College Positive Discipline System or who are defiant. These range from short detentions at break and lunch time to longer detentions after school, removal from lessons and periods in the ‘Isolation Room’ dependant on the seriousness of the incident.
The aim of the policy is to make sure that every student feels safe, secure and happy.
At Andrew Marvell BEC incidents of bullying are not accepted and we strive to ensure that all reported incidents are dealt with promptly and effectively.
Our Anti-bullying Policy is to support students who are victims of bullying. It is important that any student who feels bullied reports the concerns to a member of staff immediately so that appropriate support can be given and consequential action taken in a restorative way.
Safer Schools Partnerships
Our designated Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) visits the College on a regular basis and meets with the students at her ‘pop in’ sessions at regular intervals throughout the year.
There are also calendared ‘surgeries’ when parents and carers and members of the community can come into the College to discuss pertinent issues. Dates and times are displayed around the college and published in the college newsletter.
Contacting the school
If you have questions about any of our rules or if you have been subjected to any of the above situations contact us and we will help you.