Our main expectations and policies regarding behaviour.
For minor breaches of discipline and uniform students may receive a ‘negative’, which is recorded on the school behaviour records system, ‘ClassCharts’. For more serious offences or an accumulation of lesser offences (e.g. 3 negatives in one half-term) a detention of one hour after school is issued. In the event of a detention after school the student is always given 24 hours’ notice. Major disciplinary action is likely to involve parents and senior staff and may lead to short-term internal isolation, exclusion for a short time, or in exceptional circumstances, permanent exclusion. Fortunately such incidents are rare.
‘Positives’ are also awarded for many different reasons such as excellent classwork or homework, effort, enthusiasm, resilience in learning or generosity. Positives will result in certificates and rewards as thresholds are achieved and these will be visible on ClassCharts.
Classcharts is a points based system whereby staff can award positive points to students at any time of the day. Students can gain a point for many different reasons such as excellent classwork or homework, effort, enthusiasm, resilience in learning or generosity. Positives will result in certificates and rewards as thresholds are achieved and these will be visible on ClassCharts.
Staff can also award a negative point if a student has failed to meet the expected standard of effort or behaviour. For example, this could be applied for lateness, failing to engage with learning or issues with homework. Sanctions appropriate to these negatives will be applied by staff, but the issue of any three negatives within a period of a half-term will result in an after-school detention on the following Tuesday or Thursday evening. We will inform you in advance by letter and on ClassCharts if your child has been given an after-school detention.
Both students and parents have their own unique code which enables them to access their ClassCharts account online or on the free app available from the app store and Google Play.
ClassCharts is a system adopted by many schools. It has a proven record of supporting schools in identifying behaviour trends, allowing them to recognise the achievements and monitor the behaviour of all students.www.classcharts.com/account/login
You can also view the Heckmondwike Grammar School Homework Calendar via Classcharts.