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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

FAQs

Snowline
 

In extreme circumstances of snow, floods, power cuts or other unforseen cases, it may prove necessary to close the School. If this does occur, the School will send a message to Parents via text and/or listen to BBC Hereford and Worcester 104 FM | 94.7 FM.

Please ensure that the School has a recorded phone number which is up to date in case of an event such as the above.

The decision to close the school is not taken lightly and the school will be very sorry for any inconvenience, but the Health & Safety of all members of our school community has to be our first priority.

Sanction Criteria & Restorative Processes
 

Sanction

Staff Responsible

Actions

Infringement

Restorative Approach

C1

Class/Subject Teacher

Verbal warning

Loss of Expectation Point (EP)

Record on epraise 

Breaking classroom expectations for the first time (Low level disruption or conflict)

n/a

C2

Class/Subject Teacher

Verbal instruction

Loss of 5 points – in addition to lost EP

Record on epraise

Inform parents via Messenger of a concern after the 3rd C2 (in a half term)

Breaking classroom expectations for the second time (Low level disruption or conflict)

1-1 chat with no preparation as an early intervention. Flexible no blame approach

C3

Class/Subject Teacher

15min detention issued – to be sat with issuing teacher on timetabled day/time

Loss of 10 points – in addition to lost EP

Pupil removed if required by Behaviour Support Team (BST)

Record on epraise

Inform parents via Messenger of concern on day of C3

After 3rd C3 (in a half term) inform HOY of concern  - HOY to call parents

Breaking classroom expectations for the third time

(Low level disruption, conflict and/or low level bullying)

Restorative Chat or Circle as early intervention-  some preparation maybe needed. Circle focus on collective responsibility. Chat 1-1 and circle for large number of harmers.

C4

Head of Year

Carry out investigation and gather statements if required

30min detention or half day isolation issued

Inform all parents of incident/actions/outcome

Record on epraise - Loss of 20 points

Serious lack of respect to staff (1st offence), damaging equipment, using mobile phone in lessons (1st offence), friendship issues, low level bullying, assault (1st offence)

Restorative Chat or Circle – some preparation maybe needed. Circle to focus on collective responsibility. Chat 1-1 and circle for large number of harmers.

C5

Senior Leadership Team

Carry out investigation and gather statements if required

Inform all parents of incident/actions/outcome

45min detention, full day isolation or fixed term exclusion issued

Record on epraise- Loss of 30 points

Serious lack of respect to staff (2nd plus offence), physical/verbal assault on towards staff/pupils, using mobile phone in lessons/social media 

Informal or formal restorative conference (RJ Con trained staff only) requiring full preparation as long as there is acknowledgment of harm. Sanction may used and contract/agreement formed with follow up

 

Sanction

Staff Responsible

Actions

Infringement

Restorative Approach

D1

Class/Subject Teacher

Verbal warning

Loss of 1 Point

Record on epraise 

Uniform, Running in corridor, Eating in corridor

n/a

D2

Class/Subject Teacher

Verbal warning

Loss of 5 points

Record on epraise

Chewing Gum, Mobile phone visible, Not following instructions,

 

1-1 chat with no preparation as an early intervention. Flexible no blame approach

D3

Class/Subject Teacher

Verbal warning

Loss of 10 points

Record on epraise

Boisterous behaviour, Inappropriate Language, No Homework/PE kit

 

1-1 chat with no preparation as an early intervention. Flexible no blame approach

D4

Head of Year

Carry out investigation and gather statements if required

30min detention or half day isolation issued

Inform all parents of incident/actions/outcome

Record on epraise - Loss of 20 points

Lack of Respect to staff, E-safety, low level Bullying, friendship issues

Restorative Chat or Circle as early intervention-  some preparation maybe needed. Circle focus on collective responsibility. Chat 1-1 and circle for large number of harmers.

D5

Senior Leadership Team

Carry out investigation and gather statements if required

Inform all parents of incident/actions/outcome

45min detention, full day isolation or fixed term exclusion issued

Record on epraise - Loss of 30 points

Fighting/Assault, Racism, serious bullying, friendship conflict

Informal or formal restorative conference (RJ Con trained staff only) requiring full preparation as long as there is acknowledgment of harm. Sanction may used and contract/agreement formed with follow up

 

Notes:

  • Only the highest sanction/point loss needs to be logged on epraise on the day of the incident by the teacher issuing it.
  • Messenger is the preferred method of contact however if a phone call is made instead please make a note of date/time of the call on epraise
  • During class detention a restorative chat must take place with all pupils – this can be done individually of as group (4 key questions)
  • During school detention a reflection activity and discussion will be completed