Rewards and Sanctions
Hard work, achievemetn and good behaviour are celebrated at Ashby School.
Students who do their best and show good attitudes and progress are awarded positive points which can be exchanged for rewards.
As part of the scheme, students who fail to produce schoolwork or fall short of behavioural expectations are given negative points.
These are deducted from the student's points 'balance'. This means that students sacrifice their rewards if their negative points outnumber their positive tally.
Students with a negative points balance face a range of sanctions which include:
- verbal warning;
- after school detention;
- being placed on report;
- parental interviews and agreed behaviour targets;
Points are recorded electronically and kept on the school's e-behaviour database.
Positive points may be awarded for a range of reasons from outstanding coursework or evidence of consistent hard work to involvement in extra-curricular activities, such as sport or music.
Parents are informed of serious breaches of the rules and of the appropriate disciplinary actions taken. Parents are contacted by telephone in the event of a student receiving a detention . Detentions usually take place after school on Monday, between 3.05 – 4.25pm. Students who normally catch the bus to and from school are able to take the school late bus at 4.30pm, if they are placed in after-school detention.
Students' most remarkable efforts and achievements are celebrated at the Annual Awards Evening which is a major event in the school calendar.