When incidents of unacceptable behaviour are reported, staff should ensure they have gained the fullest possible picture of the incident, what led up to it and whether expectations of good behaviour have been made sufficiently clear before sanctions are applied. Sanctions should be appropriate to the wrong-doing and age and maturity of the pupil.
Pupils are expected to follow these rules for good behaviour: The following should be taken into account:
- Students must make a straight line outside the classroom (where possible) and remain quite before entering the class.
- Students should come to the class quietly but with salaam and stand behind the chair. They must be ready for the class with the correct uniform and equipment. If anyone has unacceptable uniform, staff would check their planner for a detention from the form tutor. If he doesn’t, then he should be sent to reception for a phone call home and then a consequence will be issued.
- As we have a 0% tolerance policy in terms of behaviour, pupils must be quiet during class and must follow the teacher’s instructions including their classroom rules. Failure to follow such will cause a 15 minute,on the day detention at the first instance of misbehaviour. A pupil would receive 30 minutes detentionfor the 2nd instance, 40-45 minutes for the 3rd instance and one hour for the 4th instance, detentions will take place the following day.
- If the student continues to break the rules, he should be exited from the class but for no longer than 5 minutes. If this fails to rectify his behaviour, he should be sent to senior management with a class prefect.
- Arrive on time for every lesson.
- Stay in your seat unless the teacher has given you permission to move around .
- Listen carefully when any adult is talking.
- Listen carefully when other pupils are discussing work.
- Use all equipment appropriately and safely (including ICT / Science equipment)
- If you have a question put up your hand and wait for the teacher to allow you to speak.
- Allow others to get on with their work
- Others have the right to learn and feel safe too.
- Work quietly, do not disturb others.
- Be kind with your words and actions.
- Respect school and personal property.
- Don’t talk when the teacher is talking.
- Keep the classrooms tidy.
- Chewing gum, food and drink are not allowed in the classroom.
- Mobile phones, MP3/MP4,PSP/DS are not allowed.
- Follow staff instructions the first time.
All staff will consistently set high expectations for good behaviour, in lessons,and around the school taking these points into account by:
- Teachers preparing interesting and engaging lesson to stimulate and challenge pupils so as to contribute to their enjoyment of learning
- All staff being consistent in setting clear expectations for good behaviour in accordance with the school policy
Sanctions will be progressive according to the misdemeanour and may include:
- Missing playtimes
- Going on report for a specified length of time
- Signing a home school contract
- Contacting parents.
Staff should keep a brief, dated record of any of these sanctions that they apply with note of misbehaviour. The Head teacher may request to see this record and will monitor regularly any sanctions.
Pupils should be given the opportunity to discuss their poor behaviour or consequences of their action and where possible any reparations. Corporal punishment of any kind is absolutely prohibited.
While students are changing between lessons, they must make sure that there is:
- No screaming
- No fighting
- No eating
- No drinking
- No pushing
- No foul language
- No slang words.
- No chasing
Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest Does not want to see any student on the Behaviour report card. However, to ensure the progress and best behaviour in and around the school we need to introduce this report card system.
The decision to exclude a student will be taken in the following circumstances:
- In response to a serious breach of the School’s Behaviour Policy;
- If allowing the pupils to remain in School would seriously harm the education or welfare of the students or others in the School.
Exclusion is an extreme sanction and is only administered by the Head Teacher (or, in the absence of the Head Teacher, the Deputy Head who is acting in that role). Exclusion, whether fixed term or permanent may be used for any of the following, all of which constitute examples of unacceptable conducts, and is infringements of the School’s Behaviour Policy:
- Verbal abuse to Staff and others
- Verbal abuse to students
- Physical abuse/attack on Staff
- Physical abuse/attack on students
- Indecent behaviour
- Damage to property
- Misuse of illegal drugs
- Misuse of other substances
- Serious actual or threatened violence against another student or a member of staff
- Sexual abuse or assault
- Supplying an illegal drug
- Carrying an offensive weapon
- Unacceptable behaviour which has previously been reported and for which School’s sanctions and other interventions have not been successful in modifying the student’s behaviour. This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other situations where the Head Teacher makes the judgment that exclusion is an appropriate sanction.
Most exclusion is of a fixed term nature and is of short duration (usually between one and three days). The regulations allow the Head Teacher to exclude a student for one or more fixed periods not exceeding 45 school days in any one school year. The Proprietor have established arrangements to review promptly all permanent exclusions from the School and all fixed term exclusions that would lead to a student being excluded for over 15 days in a school term or missing a public examination. The Proprietor and the Head Teacher have established arrangements to review fixed term exclusions which would lead to a student being excluded for over five days and made arrangements for working in the area of Behaviour and provide for education on the sixth day. Following exclusion parents are contacted immediately where possible. A letter will be sent by post giving details of the exclusion and the date the exclusion ends. Parents have a right to make representations to the Governing Body.
A return to School meeting will be held following the expiry of the fixed term exclusion and this will involve a member of the Senior Management Team. It is School practice to have a readmission meeting with the parents. This needs to be agreed with the School, student and parents. During the course of a fixed term exclusion where the student is to be at home, parents are advised that the student is not allowed on the School premises, and that daytime supervision is their responsibility, as parents/guardians.
The decision to exclude a student permanently is a serious one. There are two main types of situation in which permanent exclusion may be considered:
- The first is a final, formal step in a concerted process for dealing with disciplinary offences following the use of a wide range of other strategies, which have been used without success. It is an acknowledgement that all available strategies have been exhausted and is used as a last resort. This would include persistent and defiant misbehaviour including bullying (which would include racist or homophobic bullying) or repeated possession and or use of an illegal drug on School premises.
- The second is where there are exceptional circumstances and it is not appropriate to implement other strategies and where it could be appropriate to permanently exclude a student for a first or ‘one off’ offence. These might include: Serious actual or threatened violence against another student or a member of staff, Sexual abuse or assault, supplying an illegal drug, carrying an offensive weapon, Arson.
Exclusion will not be imposed instantly unless there is an immediate threat to the safety of others in the School or the student concerned. Before deciding whether to exclude a student either permanently or for a fixed period the School will:
- Ensure appropriate investigations have been carried out.
- Consider all the evidence available to support the allegations taking into account the behaviour Policy.
- Allow the student to give his version of events.
- Check whether the incident may have been provoked for example by bullying or by racial or sexual harassment.
- Ensure that where witness or staff statements, that they are signed, dated and collated together.
- If the School is satisfied that on the balance of probabilities the student did what he is alleged to have done, exclusion will be the outcome.
In considering whether permanent exclusion is the most appropriate sanction, the School will consider:
- The gravity of the incident, or series of incidents, and whether it constitutes a serious breach of the School’s Promoting Good Behaviour Policy the effect that the student remaining in the School would have on the education and welfare of other students and staff.
- Nonetheless, in the case of a student found in possession of an offensive weapon, whether there is an intention to use it or not, it is the School’s usual policy in this particularly serious matter to issue a permanent exclusion. In line with its statutory duty, these same two tests of appropriateness will form the basis of the deliberations of the Head Teacher/Proprietor, when it meets to consider the School’s decision to exclude. If required the Head Teacher shall explain the reasons for the decision and make the appropriate evidence available, such as the student’s School record, witness statements and the strategies used by the School to support the student prior to exclusion.
Students’ behaviour outside School on school “business” for example, school trips and journeys, away school sports fixtures or a work experience placement, is subject to the School’s Promoting Good Behaviour Policy. Poor behaviour in these circumstances will be dealt with as if it had taken place in School. For behaviour outside School but not on school business this policy will still have effect if there is a clear link between that behaviour and maintaining good behaviour and discipline among the student body as a whole. If students’ behaviour in the immediate vicinity of the School or on a journey to and from school is poor and meets the School criteria for exclusion, then the School may decide to exclude. I.e. school behaviour policy will be followed.
In the best interest of the pupils the Head Teacher may exclude permanently any pupil who is involved in drug-related offence either in the school or outside the School.
The School keeps a variety of records of misbehaviour. For minor incidents/misbehaviour records are kept by admin, which is checked regularly by the Head Teacher. The Head teacher keeps a record of fixed-term and permanent exclusions. This record is available to the school Proprietor and to the Inspectorate, on request. If the excluded pupil is of compulsory school age, I may be that the local authority will request information.
The Head teacher is responsible for monitoring the rate of fixed-term and permanent exclusion, for ensuring that the policy and procedures are followed and for the regular review of the policy and procedures. The Head teacher will report on any suspensions and exclusions of pupils annually to the Proprietor.
Last Reviewed: July 2018, Next Review July 2020 | Approved by the Proprietor.