At Magdalen we have high expectations of behaviour and expect all of our pupils to be able to learn without interruption. Pupils are expected to conduct themselves respectfully and to show good manners at all times. Pupils will have a clear understanding of teachers expectations in the classroom and are expected to follow instructions the first time of asking. The vast majority of our pupils are able to follow our expectations without any issues however if expectations are not followed then pupils will receive behaviour points on Go 4 schools and if appropriate a sanction. Further details can be found in our Behaviour Policy.

We believe that all members of the school community have the right to feel safe in school and that they should show good manners and kindness to one another at all times. We expect our pupils to treat others the way they would want to be treated.

All incidents of inappropriate and positive behaviour are recorded on Go 4 Schools as soon as possible by staff. Parents and carers receive a weekly update on the number of positive and negative points awarded. Parents are able to set up a personal login for Go 4 Schools in order to access information on their child’s behaviour, attendance and progress.

Pupils are awarded house points for a range of reasons including being kind, showing good manners, good work etc. These house points can then be used to purchase items from the school on line shop.

There are occasions when it is necessary to issue a pupil with a sanction. Students are allocated a set number of sanctions and once these are used up they will move up to the next tier on the sanction ladder. Pupils will be informed about a sanction during tutor time by their form tutor and this will be recorded in their planner. Parents and carers will be informed of any sanctions set via Go 4 Schools and there may be times when after school detentions are set. Parents and carers will receive an email notification of this at least 24 hours prior to the detention being set. These detentions will finish after the school buses have departed and parents and carers are responsible for making sure that any necessary transport arrangements are made.

If you have any queries or concerns about a behaviour issue please contact your child’s form tutor or the subject teacher.