At St Christopher’s students are subject to a range of both sanctions and rewards in order to encourage positive Behaviour for Learning. Our Behaviour Policy makes our stance on behavioural expectations very clear. While we acknowledge that students come to St Christopher’s facing a range of challenging circumstances we do not excuse poor behaviour. While students are at St Christopher’s we seek to teach them the importance of adhering to rules and regulations as well as the important qualities of tolerance, good manners and respect. Where students fall short of our expectations a range of appropriate sanctions are used which are outlined in our Behaviour Policy. Every student at St Christopher’s has personalised behaviour targets which are reviewed at the end of each lesson.
Wherever possible we seek to reward students for their behaviour both in and outside of lessons as we believe that students thrive on positive feedback. Students can receive rewards for their in-class work which are called “treasure chests”. When enough of these have been accumulated they can be “cashed in” for a range of prizes such as stationary or vouchers for different stores. Students are also rewarded on a weekly basis where they have shown high levels of commitment and good behaviour. This “Smiley Day” scheme is very popular and provides our young people with something to aim for each day.
A more detailed explanation of the sanctions and rewards that are used at St Christopher’s can be seen in our Behaviour for Learning Policy below: