RED CARD SYSTEM
There are two types of Red Cards; Behaviour for Learning Red Cards and Homework Red Cards.
BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING RED CARDS
Red cards are issued to students who disrupt teaching and learning, who fail to attend a break-time detention or who are persistently late to lessons. This is in addition to the normal sanctions we use to manage behaviour. Red Cards are issued when the normal means of reprimand have been used and persistent disruption of teaching and learning occurs. The issue of Red Cards is recorded in the student’s diary and on the school administration database.
Red Cards are also issued for the following:
- Chewing gum in lessons
- Not complying with mobile phone policy
- Wearing incorrect uniform (including incorrect shoes)
- Not keeping their uniform tidy and presentable; i.e. shirt not tucked in, blazer not being worn or tie loose
- Not being correctly equipped for the lesson e.g. no PE kit
Detention for Behaviour for Learning Red Cards: Students are expected to attend detention without fail (including Saturday detentions) and a letter will be sent home to parents when a detention is set. Please note that when a letter is sent home regarding a detention that has been set, it is not a request that your child attends—we are informing you that your child will be there.
Red Cards are noted in the student diary whenever possible but please note that there will be times when a student does not have their diary with them, therefore the teacher may not be able to record the red card. All red cards are recorded on a main database for reference.
Blue cards are issued following a period of good behaviour after a Red Card has been issued. In effect, a Blue Card 'cancels out' a Red Card. However, this only applies if the student has received a Red Card for poor or disruptive behaviour.
If a Red Card is issued for failure to attend a break-time detention, chewing gum or a uniform issue, a Blue Card cannot be issued.
All Blue Cards are recorded on a main database for reference.
HOMEWORK RED CARDS
A red card for homework is issued if a student fails to complete homework or homework is of an unacceptable standard.
‘Prep’ for Homework Red Cards
If a student accumulates three red cards for homework they will be required to attend a compulsory ‘prep’ session. ‘Prep’ sessions run on a Wednesday from 3.30pm in the school library.
Students are encouraged to attend ‘prep’ sessions voluntarily to do homework or private study.
Detentions are held after school on Mondays from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. A letter will be sent home to parents when a detention has been set.
Please note that when a letter is sent home regarding a detention that has been set, it is not a request that your child attends - we are informing you that your child will be there.
Red Card for Behaviour Sanctions
- 3 Red Cards
- Letter home to parents - short detention for 45 mins
- 6 Red Cards
- Letter home to parents - 1 hour after school detention
- 9 Red Cards
- 1 day internal exclusion
- Pastoral Leader meets with parents
- 12 Red Cards
- Saturday Detention with the Headteacher for 1 hour
- 15 Red Cards
- Saturday Detention with the Headteacher for 2 hours
- 18 Red Cards
- 2 Day Internal Exclusion
- 21 red cards
- 3 Day Internal Exclusion OR 1 Day Fixed Term Exclusion