Developing Positive Role Models
Behaviour & Attitudes
We have the highest expectations of all our students, we expect them to be ‘ready to learn’ and to become ‘positive role models’ who display our Core Values in their everyday behaviours. We have five school teams within the College, each responsible for a year group. These teams provide quality support for the students in their care and ensure they both feel safe and are safe. Collectively they drive our expectations for student behaviour and attitudes across college, which include correct uniform, positive conduct, excellent attendance and punctuality and readiness to learn.
The College works in partnership with Parents and Carers to promote positive discipline and encourage students to make the right choices. Parental involvement and interest is actively encouraged through communication. (Parentmail, telephone calls, parental meetings and annual Parent Evenings).
We believe raising standards is the collective responsibility of all staff and students at College. Students will be encouraged to uphold high standards and help create a sense of community throughout the school. Staff will consistently seek to adopt a positive approach to student discipline in ensuring a safe and secure environment in which learning can flourish and prosper.
Praise & Rewards
We believe in rewarding effort, recognising achievement and encouraging students to exceed our expectations. We use an extensive range of rewards to acknowledge this.
Behaviour for Learning Policy
College Behaviour for Learning Policy
Character in the Classroom
Students are encouraged to reflect and develop their ‘character within the classroom’. This involves students taking ownership and responsibility of their learning, having high expectations of themselves and developing a positive, growth mindset. Each classroom across the College displays a poster with the important characters and qualities that we feel students should aim to demonstrate at every opportunity. All staff are encouraged to promote ‘character in the classroom’ which in turn supports our ethos of students becoming a ‘positive role model’.
We expect all students to follow our non- negotiable expectations.
Non - Negotiable Expectations
Horizon Core values are promoted through lessons, form period, assemblies, displays, college website and parents evening. There is a College wide monthly focus which is shared with all staff and students.
To support with the ‘cost of living’ we run a pre-loved uniform shop. The shop provides the full college uniform, PE kit and Dance kit. For further information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are representing the college as soon as they are wearing the College uniform. We expect students to wear their uniform with pride at all times, from when they leave home to arrive at College and until they return home in the evening.
Horizon Community College is a restorative School. We take a restorative approach to resolving conflict.
Restorative practice is a term used to describe behaviours, interactions and approaches which help to build and maintain positive, healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and repair harm where there has been conflict.
This approach enables those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right.
Restorative Practice rests in the belief that people will make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things WITH them rather than TO them or FOR them. Building positive relationships are key to this being successful.
Restorative conversations aim to repair relationships when things go wrong.