As a Catholic School, we believe that each person is a Child of God, with unique gifts and talents and unlimited potential. We believe that self-esteem is the key to positive learning behaviour. In addition, the Church emphasizes in its teaching the important role of schools as communities. Developing respect for others is a necessary part of developing community. Discipline is the order required for a community to function and for learning to occur.
Here at Mary Immaculate High School we firmly believe in building positive relationships founded on the gospel values of respect, care, compassion and love. We want to provide our pupils with a safe and secure learning environment which ensures learning is at the heart of everything that we do. Every pupil is responsible for their own actions and needs to ensure they develop the key attitudes and behaviours that will help them learn. We expect pupils to remain focused on their own learning and ensure they challenge themselves in order to meet their potential. Our ACE points system rewards pupils for attendance, commitment and excellence.
Our classroom expectations are for pupils to:
* Be ready to learn, remain focused and avoid distractions
* Have a positive attitude and be keen to make progress
* Show ambition, confidence and resilience when challenged
* Be able to work Independently and as part of a group
* Respect others and listen carefully to instructions
In order to ensure that our classroom expectations are met we use a staged approach. Stages are designed to support pupils modify behaviour while maintaining an effective learning environment.
* Stage 1 – Formal warning issued to a pupil
* Stage 2 – Pupil is asked to move seats within the classroom
* Stage 3 – Pupil is paired to another classroom and an imposition follows.
If the above stages have been used or an incident occurs, then Learning Walk will be called for. This can result in pupils being place in Internal Exclusion, where parents will be contacted.
In order to foster a safe, calm and productive learning environment both within and outside the classroom, we also ask pupils to follow our whole school rules.
Our whole school rules are for pupils to:
* Adhere to the uniform & appearance guidelines (Uniform section)
* Have the correct equipment for learning (pen, pencil, bag, ruler, PE kit, ingredients)
* Ensure Mobile phones are switched off and are kept in bags. If pupils need to be contacted please contact the Main Office (02920 593465)
* Ensure Headphones are kept in bags
* Not to bring energy drinks or chewing gum to school
* Be respectful to others