Behaviour for Learning
Our BfL system builds upon best practice from other successful schools and recommendations from Ofsted. BfL focuses on rewarding good behaviour through a system of praise stamps, praise postcards, phone calls, and other rewards such as Year Group trips. There is a clear focus on the language of choice. Students who make positive choices are rewarded; students who make poor choices are issued consequences.
The students, staff, governors and parents were involved in establishing our 3 key rules of the classroom:
Rule 1 — YOU MUST work to the best of your ability
Rule 2 — YOU MUST ensure your behaviour does not disrupt the learning of others
Rule 3 — YOU MUST follow staff instructions without question
Students who choose to break these rules and disrupt learning and teaching will have chosen a consequence:
|C3||Student sent to Referral Room and kept out of lessons for 24 hours|
Students who do well in class or exceed the teachers' expectations shall be rewarded through our praise system:
|P3||Certificate emailed home|
|P4||Head of Year/SLT/Senior Leader Certificate emailed home|
|P5||Headteacher Certificate emailed home|
The school also has high expectations of the students’ approach to homework, uniform, punctuality and behaviour in and around the school. We expect all of our students to be positive walking adverts for Severn Vale School. Students who choose not to comply with these expectations will be choosing consequences.
For further information about BfL please contact either of our Deputy Headteachers, Mr Horton or Mrs Prescott.