The School Council worked closely with staff in developing the reward system to include more frequent and tangible rewards, which has proved highly successful.
We are fortunate at Northgate High School in having little bad behaviour and it is rare that we have to apply sanctions and punishment. When we do need to, however, we do so swiftly and firmly. We are steadfast in refusing to tolerate any inappropriate behaviour and demand the highest standard of work and behaviour at all times. We are grateful for the very strong support that we have from parents and we will continue to expect our pupils to set themselves the highest possible standards of self-discipline.
In the upper school, as well as the rewards scheme, there is accreditation for sustained pieces of work with ‘Commendation’ certificates which pupils are proud to take to interviews.
Our live system which electronically monitors rewards and sanctions is shared with parents who log into the system to see relevant information about their child.
We use a variety of strategies to address challenging behaviour, including the development of our choices model for behaviour designed and supported by the School Council, Staff and Parent Forum.