BSK students take great care to follow the Student Charter and all policies and regulations. They work hard to earn housepoints and other rewards. Occasionally, however, things can go wrong.
All teachers operate a zero tolerance system, without warnings, if Secondary students break the Code of Conduct in any way. All offences are logged on our student database.
Each unacceptable action has a negative points value, as shown below. When students are logged for misbehaviour, they lose housepoints and their Houses also lose points in the House Competition. Students should support their housemates so that they can avoid losing points.
Class tutors are responsible for checking the following items each morning. If a student is late to school and/or another teacher notices one of these offences, they will notify the tutor, who will log it on the database. Each of these offences are logged at most once per school day.
The following offences may be logged during subject lessons, morning and afternoon Tutor Time, PSHE, Assembly or Sixth Form silent study lessons.
The following offences may occur during lessons or in corridors, break areas, before or after school or on school trips. Any teacher witnessing such misbehaviour will log it.
* If you damage another person's property, you may need to pay for repair or replacement.
Some incidents need to be investigated before being logged. The teacher who sees such an incident will refer it to the person who will investigate. Such offences will only be logged by the Subject Coordinator (SC), Department Coordinator (DC) or Head Teacher (HT) - as below.
* Minor infringements of the Library rules will be logged as -1 point. However, infringements of the Library rules which are equivalent to -2, -3 or -5 point offences will be logged accordingly by the DC.
* Three or more -1 point offences within the same school week may result in the DC issuing an afterschool detention for the following Tuesday. This will not apply during Term 1 of Year 6.
Any student who receives three or more afterschool detentions within the same term will also be required to attend a weekend detention on Saturday from 09.00-11.00.
Suspension from school is a very serious sanction and may be noted on student transcripts and references.
The first suspension in an academic year is for one school day. Parents may wish to request an internal one-day suspension, in which the student does not attend normal lessons but instead completes work in school under the supervision of the Department Coordinator. The Head Teacher will consider all such requests and, if agreed, will issue a letter explaining the procedure for internal suspension.
If a student is suspended from school a second time within the same academic year, the suspension will be for three school days and the readmission interview will be with both the Department Coordinator and Head Teacher. Internal suspension will not be permitted if a student is suspended for three days. The Head Teacher will decide whether the student must serve the full three-day suspension immediately or whether only the first day will be served, with the second and third days served only if specific behavioural conditions set by the Head Teacher for the remainder of the academic year are not met. The Head Teacher will issue a letter explaining such conditions.
Any student who is suspended from school a third time, or more, will in every case serve three full days out of school. In such a situation, the Head Teacher may commence permanent exclusion procedures, subject to the relevant Ministry of Education regulations.
A related procedure applies in instances of unacceptable behaviour on school buses.
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