Procedures for managing behaviour

These are guidelines and do not cover every eventuality. Please discuss individual cases with your line manager. Overriding principles: positive role-modelling, de-escalation, safeguarding the learning and welfare of all, prompt communication with parents/carers.

All incidents below must be recorded on SIMs by the class teacher. Notes of any follow up meetings must also be recorded on SIMS.

Behaviour Action
Refusal to work Usual range of strategies – ignore, distract, give attention to those who are doing the right thing. Students should not be sent out of the room as they may still be learning. Refer to your line manager at the end of the lesson who may arrange a meeting with the class teacher and the student. Class teacher to ring home.
Use of phone in lesson time Texting/touching phone – Remind student of the rule not to use phone in lessons.

Taking/making a phone call – call SLT

Class teacher to contact home.

Persistent use may result in SLT arranging for the phone being handed in each day.

Swearing Remind student not to speak in that way.

Model an alternative way of expressing what was said.

If the use of inappropriate language persists then class teachers will inform parents later that day.

Persistent disruption or other uncooperative behaviour during lesson time. Subject teacher phones parent/carer.

Subject teacher and tutor to meet with student to discuss behaviour.

If this continues in future lessons subject teacher and line manager to meet student. A meeting with parents may be required.

Racism and other discriminatory behaviour Immediate reminder that this is unacceptable. Parent/carer informed by teacher who may arrange a meeting to discuss the incident with parent and tutor.
Persistent behaviour which prevents others from learning across the curriculum. Parents/carers to meet with tutor to discuss behaviour and set targets for improvement.

If there is no improvement parents to meet with Deputy Head.   Other professionals to be informed as appropriate.

Student leaving lesson without permission.


If this is the only student in the class the teacher should go with the student until they return to class.

If there are other students in the class the class teacher should continue teaching.

The class teacher should telephone home, that day, to inform parents/carers of the student leaving the room.

Persistent disruptive behaviour in the recreation areas. Report to SLT who will decide if a temporary ban is appropriate. Tutor to inform parents.
Talking about drug taking, excessive consumption of alcohol or other risky behaviour Remind students that you have to report such conversations. Inform Designated Safeguarding Lead (AV).
Arriving under the influence of alcohol/drugs Inform SLT. Parent/carer to be informed and asked to collect student. Police may also be asked to attend, depending on severity.
Suspicion of possession or use of drugs or alcohol during the school day Inform SLT who will call the Police, without alerting students. Parents/carers to be informed. Final outcome will depend on what is found. May result in a fixed term exclusion.
More than 5 minutes late back from lunch Not allowed to re-enter building. Parent/carer informed.
Refusal to follow instructions of SLT following a classroom incident SLT decides on the amount of ‘take up’ time to be allowed and then whether the student should be asked to leave the premises. Parent/carer will be contacted in any case and asked to attend a meeting.
Refusal to leave the premises SLT will ask parent/carer to collect the student. Parent/carer will be contacted in any case and asked to attend a meeting.
Refusal to leave the premises accompanied by violence/threat of violence SLT will call the police. Parents/carers will be informed.

Fixed term exclusion.


If the decision is taken by a member of SLT to send a student home, confirmation must be received from the parent/carer that they are aware of this, before the student leaves the building. The only exception would be where the student’s behaviour threatened the safety of others.