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Parliament Hill School

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Expectations

Expectations for Learning

The School Code of Conduct clearly explains our expectations of your behaviour in school. The rules we have in place are to ensure that maximum learning takes place, in a positive and safe environment for all.

Our key expectations are for you to:

  • Arrive on time to all lessons with the correct equipment.
  • Follow instructions from staff the first time they are given.
  • Listen when others are speaking and respect everyone’s contributions.
  • Remain focused in lessons and complete all work set to a high standard.
  • Respect others, school resources and the classroom environment.

The full code of conduct can be found here:

Code of Conduct.PDF

We want all students to enjoy their time at Parliament Hill and be able to learn in a positive environment. If behaviour is not appropriate to learning, our sanctions are very clear. This poster is displayed in every classroom:

Rewards

We also take every opportunity to celebrate and reward positive behaviour. One of the ways we do this is by awarding PARLI points which stand for Perseverance, Achievement, Relationships, Leadership and Initiative. When students achieve certain thresholds prizes and certificates are issued:

20 pts    Form tutor reward – A post card is written by form tutors to parents / carers and sent home

50 pts    Form tutor reward – A certificate is presented to each student in registration.

100 pts  Form tutor reward – A certificate is presented in year assembly.

150 pts Achievement Team Leader award – A year specific award presented by SLT in assembly.

Healthy Relationships (Anti Bullying)

At Parliament Hill we believe that all students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, without the fear of being bullied. We consider any form of bullying to be completely unacceptable. On the rare occasion when bullying takes place, it is the responsibility of every member of our school community to combat bullying and report it.

What is bullying?

The school considers bullying to be any form of repeated behaviour by an individual or group that, deliberately or thoughtlessly, threatens, frightens, isolates or in some way hurts someone else. This could be physical actions, verbal insults or threats of violence, spreading rumours, isolating behaviour or online bullying through social media.

What should a student do if they experience bullying?

If you feel you are being bullied you should speak to a member of staff in school or to your parent/carer. In school you could speak with your form tutor, your ATL, a member of the Wellbeing team or another member of staff you have a positive relationship with. We will take your feelings seriously and will investigate the incident(s). We will make sure that you feel safe and reassured at every stage in the process. We will speak with your parents to inform them of the situation and what we are going to do to make things better. If after we have dealt with the incident, something else happens, we want you to tell us immediately, so we can deal with the bully in a more serious way.

What should you do if you witness another student being bullied?

If you witness a student behaving towards another student in a way that makes you uncomfortable or makes you worried for the individual, we want you to come and speak to a member of staff in school. This could be anyone you have a positive relationship with, although ideally it will be your form tutor or ATL. We may not tell you how we resolve the situation, but be reassured we will take it seriously and we will act. Don’t feel like you are breaking someone’s trust by talking to us, good friends look out for each other and help each other grow and develop into well rounded, caring young adults. It is your responsibility as a member of the Parli community to help make it a better place for everyone.  

How can we all contribute to a positive environment at Parliament Hill?

Remember our Parli Promises:

  • I will not put anyone down today
  • I will stand up for someone today
  • I will not start gossip today
  • I will support my peers on their bad days
  • I will be myself and let others be themselves