Burnham Grammar School is a stimulating, supportive, diverse community committed to developing:
Our students learn to value life and work; to respect themselves and therefore others and contribute fully to all our futures.
Our students are extended and supported so that they develop a passion for learning, aiming to reach their personal best.
Our students learn to take risks and to excel through challenge and excitement
Our students gain from the diversity of their backgrounds and are encouraged to bring them fully into the local and world community
Our students and staff work together and learn to regard kindness and mutual support as strengths
The School's Code of Conduct Policy (06.2006)
Burnham Grammar School aims to be a stimulating and supportive well ordered community in which the potential of all its students can be extensively developed so that when they leave they are well equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead a full and satisfying life.
The atmosphere of the school should be one in which teaching staff, non teaching staff and students can enjoy working and in which they can carry out their roles of educators and students effectively.
In order for these aims to be fulfilled it is essential that every member of the school community behaves in a way that shows respect for these aspirations.
This will include having Our Code of Conduct
We can do this through:
CONSIDERATION for each other:
Ensuring our words and actions do not offend others or adversely affect their learning.
Trusting and accepting other people
Being polite, helpful and co-operative
CONSIDERATION for ourselves
CONSIDERATION for our environment
Avoiding wasting resources
Caring for furniture and equipment
Putting litter into bins
Making the learning environment as pleasant as possible
CONSIDERATION for safety and protection
Following health and safety instructions
Reporting anything unsafe to the caretaker
Safeguarding and protecting everyone from harm
Reporting any worries about harm (at home or at school) to the Headteacher or a deputy
In practice all members of the community will
BE PUNCTUAL: attend morning and afternoon registrations and avoid late arrival at lessons.
SPEAK CONSIDERATELY: avoid shouting and offensive language.
BE READY FOR LESSONS: have the necessary materials and have completed any preparation.
CLEAR UP after lessons, break and lunch and at the end of the day.
MOVE IN AN ORDERLY WAY : avoid running; hold doors open for other people; do not carry bags in a way that causes inconvenience to others; walk on the left of busy stairs and corridors.
Teachers will endeavour to:
recognise and encourage achievement and success
prepare appropriate work for all the students in the group
provide opportunities for students to be actively involved in their learning
assess students' work regularly
maintain an orderly atmosphere in the classroom
use Accelerated Learning techniques to develop a low stress learning environment
Students should endeavour to
progress with their work to the best of their ability
submit independent study tasks punctually
be prepared to work with anyone else in the group
ask for help when necessary
be prepared to wait for their turn
accept advice and guidance from the teacher
be prepared to listen to other people