Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Behaviour & Rewards

Good behaviour involves students accepting responsibility for their own actions and knowing that all behaviour has consequences, intended or not. Intrinsic reward is prominent in all that we do. As we prepare students to become our next community, national and global leaders, their behaviour will form an important part in the success of this. This is ultimately the intrinsic reward; each achievement adds to the development of success in becoming happy and successful leaders. In addition to this, we promote good and improved behaviour by students through a system of recognition and reward.

 

We use ClassCharts to monitor our student's rewards and behaviours, also accessible to parents! With ClassCharts we can instantly reward any child achievement points, and give extra details of why they did such a good job. For example our students may be rewarded points for showing behaviours in line with the 9 Habits, or for exceptional coursework. We are then able to send a text message home to let parents know how proud we are of their child!

Our Principal then reviews these on a fortnightly basis to see which students are going above and beyond, and is able to reward them accordingly. 

 

Acceptable Behaviour

Acceptable Behaviour 

Acceptable behaviour promotes courtesy, co-operation and consideration and works to build on the Oasis 9 habits and our Academy vision. We expect all students, staff and members of the community to behave in a way that will help build good relationships with other students in or outside the Academy; teachers and other Academy staff; and with visitors or members of the public. This includes: 

  • Respecting other people, regardless of their background, beliefs, ethnicity or religion 
  • Listening and responding to instruction 
  • Avoiding unhealthy conflict with other people 

We expect every member of our Academy family to have hope and perseverance that will embody our 9 habits and that they will strive to do this in every part of their life. 

Good behaviour involves students accepting responsibility for their own actions and knowing that all behaviour has consequences, intended or not. Intrinsic reward is prominent in all that we do. As we prepare students to become our next community, national and global leaders, their behaviour will form an important part in the success of this. This is ultimately the intrinsic reward; each achievement adds to the development of success in becoming happy and successful leaders. In addition to this, we promote good and improved behaviour by students through a system of recognition and reward. This includes: 

  • Giving students private or public praise 
  • Written comments on work or in planners 
  • Displaying work and celebrating success on plasma screens 
  • Achievement points 
  • Letters and postcards home 
  • Certificates for exceptional work 
  • Breakfast with the Principal 
  • Inviting parents into the Academy to share success 
  • Representing Oasis Academy Leesbrook at a special activity 
  • Attending trips to educational activities or cultural enrichment opportunities 
  • Awards at Prize Evening 

Our ethos is one of celebration. Where there is excellence displayed in behaviour, effort, mastery or achievement we will celebrate this collectively as we are all proud when a member of our Academy Family achieves excellence. 

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable Behaviour 

The Academy defines unacceptable behaviour as: 

  • Anything which causes others to feel threatened e.g. name-calling, verbal abuse, threatening language or behaviour; theft or damage to property; intimidation; physical abuse; bullying; harassment including racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic or transphobic abuse 
  • Disruption to lessons 
  • Disrespecting our premises or community 
  • Possession or use of drugs including cigarettes or alcohol 
  • Truancy, lateness or persistent absence 
  • Use of mobile phone during the Academy Day. 
     

There is no distinction between unacceptable behaviour on or off the Academy premises, when going to or from the Academy or when representing the Academy during events such as residential trips, sporting fixtures and planned activities. We expect students to uphold our high expectations when representing Oasis Academy Leesbrook and do this with pride. Sanctions are in place for student who behave in an unacceptable manner or fail to completed academic requirements. 

Reminder/Warning/Action System

Reminder/Warning/Action System 

Reminder Verbal warning or rule reminder given 

Warning Name written and displayed on the board as a visual reminder of the warning-Yellow card Issued 

Action same day 30 minute detention 

If the student continues to display unacceptable behaviour, they will be removed from the lesson through the Curriculum Leader Buddy System and a further sanction (Curriculum Leader Correction -1 hour) will be given. 

Procedures and Sanctions

Procedures and Sanctions   

Unacceptable behaviour in the classroom will be dealt with by the classroom teachers at the time of the incident and clear procedures will be used. These will be in the form of a red and yellow card, depending on the level of warning or consequence. 

To ensure that the system is clear and transparent, we have detailed the sanctions below: 

 

 

1 x Red Card 

Same day 30 minute correction (led by the Class Teacher/Curriculum Team) 

Communication Home (Class Charts Notification) 

Recorded on SIMS/Class Charts system 

Reflective Essay to be completed 

More than one Red Card in one day (which would have resulted in a same day correction) 

Complete first correction and additional one hour Pastoral Detention (on Friday 2:30-3:30) 

Communication Home (text message) 

Recorded on SIMS/Class Charts System 

Phone call from Family Leader to home 

Reflective Essay to be completed 

2 or more red cards 

See above PLUS 1 hour Community Repayment (CR) 

Parent called for a meeting with Family Leader 

Late to School 

Red Card and One Hour Correction 

Persistent Poor Behaviour over a Period of Time 

Referral to REFLECT 

Parents Called to meet member of ALT 

 

[PJ1]Non-attendance will result in the sanction being re-issued with an addition 15 minutes removed from lunch time break. 

The Academy runs same day corrections from the end of the Academy day. Detentions are given for persistent low level disruption, defiance or unacceptable behaviour. In line with most recent DFE guidance on corrections/detentions in which the following is outlined: 

  • Parental consent is not required for giving detentions/corrections 
  • It is not a requirement that parents are given 24 hours’ notice when a detention/correction is due to take place outside of Academy hours 
  • We reserve the right to keep students without notice. If a student has a correction, a text message or notification will be sent home informing parents/carers of the decision for their child to be placed in correction 
      

Community Repayment will take up to 1hr 30 and will require students to undertake some work to ‘give back’ and recompense for their unacceptable behaviour. Activities may include: picking up litter in the playground or supporting with the improvement of the Academy surroundings such as cleaning whiteboards or tables. 

Referral to REFLECT will only be made by a member of ALT. In this provision, students will have the opportunity to complete work set by their teachers and reflect on their behaviour in class with a focus on how to improve it so that they are not in the REFLECT provision again. Students will take breaks and lunch at different times from the rest of the Academy. Following any time in REFLECT, students will be placed on report to their Family Leader to help them, their parents, and the Academy to monitor their behaviour, lesson-by-lesson. In the first instance, this will be for one week and students will be expected to have this signed each day by their Form Tutor. If this report does not demonstrate an improvement in behaviour, further communication with home will be made and the report will be escalated to ALT report. 

Stages of Behaviour Improvement Programme

Stages of Behaviour Improvement Programme 

Following the standard procedures and sanctions, there may be a requirement for further intervention and monitoring to avoid escalation of poor behaviour. This is outlined below: 

Stage 1 

Following 2 or more red cards, students are placed on report to Family Leader for two weeks to monitor behaviour. This will be paired with a meeting with Family Leader and parents/carers 

Stage 2 

Parent/Carer meeting and Assistant Principal Report 

Stage 3 

REFLECT referral (3 days maximum in one half term) Behaviour Panel 

Stage 4 

Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) to Principal. Parent/Carer meeting with Principal. Academy Council Behaviour Panel Meeting with student and parents 

Stage 5 

Step Out Provision (2 days maximum) 

Stage 6 

Managed Move. Meeting with the Principal, students and parents/carers 

Stage 7 

Permanent Exclusion