Behaviour

Behaviour for learning is critical and underpins everything that we do here at Flegg High Ormiston Academy.

It is an integral part of teaching and learning and contributes highly to school improvement, higher attainment, higher achievement, a happier and safer environment and the well being of all.

Flegg High Ormiston Academy strives to be an outstanding school therefore pupils’ consistently thoughtful behaviour should be an outstanding factor in their successful learning and help to create an extremely positive school ethos.

Respect for Learning

The academy approach to creating high standards of behaviour in lessons is known as ‘respect for learning’.  It is made clear to students that their behaviour should not negatively impact on the learning of others, and that if it does, respect for learning is not being shown.  Students who behave in a manner that disturbs learning and does not show respect for it are issued a clear warning, and their name is written on the board.  This makes it clear to the student that their behaviour must improve.  If learning continues to be disturbed by the same student, they are removed to work in another teaching room and issued a sanction.

Pupils should be highly considerate and very supportive of each other in and out of lessons. Behaviour for all groups around the school is expected to be exemplary and pupils should encourage others to conduct themselves well.

Outstanding behaviour in all aspects of school life is necessary. We seek to create a positive, caring, learning environment in the school by:

  • Promoting outstanding behaviour and discipline
  • Promoting self-esteem, self-discipline, proper regard for authority and
  • Promoting relationships based on mutual respect
  • Ensuring fairness of treatment for all
  • Encouraging consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour
  • Promoting early intervention
  • Providing a safe environment free from disruption, violence, bullying and any form of harassment
  • Encouraging a positive relationship with parents and carers to develop a shared approach to behaviour management

We also recognise the importance of rewarding learners for positive behaviour and outcomes.  
The rewards we use include house points, issuing of certificates and postcards, Principal’s breakfast and celebration events such as assemblies.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones play an important part in modern life, and we believe they have a role in helping to keep students safe on the journeys to and from school, and, when appropriate, to support learning.  However, they can also create challenges such as disruptions to learning and cyber-bullying.  Mobile phones / electronic devices should not be used within the academy unless a teacher gives students the permission to use them as a learning tool. The academy operates a “never seen, always off rule”. Should a phone be seen or heard, it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. If a phone is confiscated for a third time in a half term, it will be retained at the office until a parent / carer or nominated adult collects it.

Jewellery

Jewellery of any type is not permitted.  Students who are seen wearing jewellery at the academy will have any items confiscated immediately, and these will be retained at the academy office until a parent / carer or nominated adult collects them.