Behaviour in the Classroom

  • When waiting for a teacher outside a classroom, students are expected to wait quietly in two orderly lines, allowing room for other students and staff to freely move past to their next class and not interfering with their safe passage. Students must not enter any room without the relevant teacher’s permission.ƒƒ
  • When other staff or visitors enter the classroom, students are to stand as a mark of respect and welcome them appropriately.
  • If a teacher is more than five minutes late, a class representative should go to the Primary or Secondary School Office to report the teacher’s absence.
  • Eating, drinking (other than water), or chewing is not permitted in any classroom.
  • Paper scraps, or any other item, must not be thrown around, dropped, or left on the floor.
  • School property, and that belonging to others, must be respected and should be cared for properly. Students will be required to clean, replace or pay for any item as a result of deliberate damage or defacement.
  • “Liquid Paper” in bottles and spirit-based felt pens are prohibited from use by students and may not be brought to school at any time. Teachers may supply these items if they are needed for specialist in-class activities.
  • Mobile telephones and personal sound devices must not be brought to class or used during break times. Digital storage media are to be free from files that contain inappropriate or offensive content. Students should label their devices clearly and are personally responsible for their property.
  • Valuable items should not be brought to school and if so, are brought to the school at the student’s own risk. Items of value that must be brought onto the school grounds should be left at the Primary or Secondary Office for safe keeping until they are required.
  • At the end of each lesson students are reminded that they may not leave until dismissed by the teacher.
  • All students must be familiar with the emergency evacuation procedures. These are posted in each classroom and must not be marked or altered in any way.