CARRICKFERGUS GRAMMAR SCHOOL SCHOOL POLICY ON DISCIPLINE
PHILOSOPHYThe discipline philosophy of this school is based upon a positive, proactive attitude at the heart of which lies the best interests, dignity and rights of the individual young person set within the context of the wider school community.
AIMSThe discipline policy thus -
(i) attempts to encourage a well-ordered, happy, responsible and productive attitude in pupils
(ii) is designed to project good behaviour as the normal condition in the school
(iii) aims to foster an independent process of positive decision-making in our pupils which will be to the benefit of each member of our school community.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) It is the responsibility of the Board of Governors, the Principal, and the Vice-Principal for Pastoral Care in particular to ensure that there prevails in the school the harmonious, positive and purposeful atmosphere which is essential to successful teaching and learning.
(b) It is the responsibilty of the School Management Team and the Vice Principal for Pastoral Care in particular to guide, support, and offer training opportunities for all members of staff so that a positive atmosphere and work ethic prevails in each classroom in the school.
(c) It is the responsibility of the Vice Principal for Pastoral Care to communicate the school’s disciplinary structure to parents and pupils.
(d) Responsibilty for enacting the agreed procedures and structures of the school’s disciplinary measures lies with each member of teaching staff. If a difficulty arises this schould be discussed in the first instance with the appropriate Head of Year, who may enlist the support of the Class Tutor if appropriate.
(e) Heads of Year may refer a situation to the Vice-Principal for Pastoral Care and/or the Senior Teacher in charge of Girls. Efforts will then be made to identify and rectify the causes of the discipline problem.
(f) All members of staff in the school are responsible for encouraging good behaviour in the corridors, public areas and playgrounds, and, as far as possible, in the journeys to and from school.
(g) Prefects and all senior pupils are expected to show an example to younger pupils, and to assist staff in every way by encouraging good behaviour throughout the school.
(h) It is the responsibility of the Senior Teacher in charge of Induction and Student Placements to ensure that new and temporary members of staff are briefed on the disciplinary structure of the school.