This Code of Conduct, which replaces out home school agreement, is one of the means by which the aims of Hall Mead School will be achieved on behalf of all those people who work in it. These aims are set out in the Academy Prospectus and relate to what WE MUST ALL DO to
- SET HIGH STANDARDS
- SHOW CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS
- TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our code therefore identifies nine particular areas where high standards are expected at all times, both in and out of Academy. Our code will be most effective in a caring and friendly environment where rules are kept to a minimum, but also where behaviour not in accordance with this Code is not be tolerated.
THIS CODE OF CONDUCT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AND AGREED BY STAFF, STUDENTS, GOVERNORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PARENTS. IT IS A REGULAR TOPIC IN PSE LESSONS. WITH YOUR CO-OPERATION IN STRIVING FOR HIGH STANDARDS, IT WILL BECOME A CODE WHICH DOES NOT NEED ENFORCING BUT ONE BY WHICH WE CAN ALL HAPPILY LIVE.
All those who work at Hall Mead School, whether as student or as adults, do so in the knowledge that their rights will be promoted and safeguarded. These notes illustrate some key areas where the welfare of everyone is linked with the standards to which we all aspire
COURTESY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR DAILY LIVES. IT COSTS NOTHING BUT IT MAKES LIFE PLEASANT FOR EVERYONE.
Courtesy involves for example: showing respect for others, speaking politely, listening carefully, doing as requested, holding open doors, making visitors welcome, not interrupting conversations, not pushing. These are not rules but simply positive ways of behaving which make everyone feel good about you.
Examples of courtesy
- Knocking on the door before entering a room
- Where appropriate, standing at your desk until requested to sit down
- Having the appropriate materials and equipment for each lesson
- Putting your hand up to speak or ask a question
- Showing respect for other people’s views and opinions
- Packing away your lesson materials only when asked to do so
- Doing as requested by a member of staff
The Rights of Others
The School is a community. It can only work successfully if all its members treat each other with equal respect and consideration.