Student behaviour and conduct expectations
Our expectations for student behaviour and conduct can be summed by by three rules:
- Follow the instructions of all members of staff;
- Be polite and courteous to all members of staff and to each other;
- Respect the school building and the resources available in it.
In terms of more specific expectations for student conduct and behaviour during the school day, these are:
As of the start of Registration (8.50am), and until the end of the school day (3.45pm), students are expected to be in full school uniform – this means that hoodies (including school hoodies) and other outdoor clothing should not be worn. This applies throughout the day i.e. during classes, break and lunchtime, and transitions.
All students should have their Planner with them every day. These should be out and on desks from the start of all lessons, period 1-7. This applies to all year groups, S1-6. For S1-3 only, this also includes Registration.
S1-3 students are expected to make a record of their learning and progress at the end of each period, in the self-evaluation section of their Planners. Teachers should remind and support them to do this. For S4-6 students, while self-evaluation is expected towards the end of all periods, it is optional whether or not this is recorded in the self-evaluation section of Planners.
Mobile phones should be turned off or on silent mode during class time. Only if a teacher has given permission for them to be used in a class should they be out of pockets or bags.
Food and drink
Food and drink is only allowed to be consumed in designated social areas (i.e. the canteen, vending machine area, and the S1 and S6 social areas, for these year groups). It should not be consumed in other areas of the school. Students are of course allowed to carry food and drink to these designated social areas, but it should not be consumed along the way.
Only if a teacher has given permission should drinks be allowed in classes.
Further details regarding our approaches to promoting positive behaviour can be found in our Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy (below).