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10/04/24

Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents! pic.twitter.com/IwgHeQ0GDw

10/04/24

Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life. pic.twitter.com/V6JClA2veM

10/04/24

Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success. pic.twitter.com/BxlHtyaRcL

10/04/24

Yesterday we had our first assembly of Confidence Term at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. A delight to be able to share two of my cultural favourites, a character deficiency, and to celebrate the new student President:https://t.co/QvNOPtz1MM

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid). https://t.co/fSQOOk8gwU

10/04/24

A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover). https://t.co/T8IJdtI97e

10/04/24

A new book to go into the work bag - thanks to (and others) for the recommendation. pic.twitter.com/9KzilnOqcG

10/04/24

Oscar Wilde said “Why was I born with such contemporaries?” Gore Vidal went further with “It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.”These witty comments touch on a darker part of humanity, and one of the things I love most about schools is when they challenge this.

18/03/24

Last Wednesday the Year 12 Biologists visited Beckenham Place Park to complete some of the field work required for their A level studies. Despite challenging weather, students did incredibly well and were able to finish their practical work. pic.twitter.com/3bbOQ3xhpO

18/03/24

Congratulations to Year 12 drama students who performed brilliantly in their recent theatrical crime drama for an invited audience of teachers. pic.twitter.com/whplo1TLzV

18/03/24

Clapham Cultural Society celebrated Ghana Independence Day by hosting a fun quiz highlighting key facts about Ghana pic.twitter.com/77GryY3t3y

18/03/24

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, teachers continued to share their favourite books through ‘Drop Everything and Read. Form tutors dedicated the first 5-10 minutes of the session to read a book excerpt aloud to tutees. pic.twitter.com/4EovuDK8N5

18/03/24

Thursday 7th was World Book Day and at Harris Clapham Sixth Form classroom doors were adorned with posters showing favourite books of staff members.The range of titles and genres demonstrated the varied interests across the school. pic.twitter.com/rdIhzzsbZT

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

28/02/24

This was a wonderful event - huge thanks to our guest speakers and a big welcome to the students who came to look round: we think you'll fit in well and are looking forward to getting to know you in September. https://t.co/c1zfKqwIPM

26/02/24

Last chance to sign up to our Careers Open Evening which is happening tomorrow! We have speakers from the world of Medicine and Law and a wide range of careers on display. Sign up using the below link. #claphamsixthformhttps://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

26/02/24

I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

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Behaviour and Rewards

Behaviour and rewards

To ‘be the best’, all students and staff must live and breathe The Clapham Character.  We expect students to exemplify this by modelling excellent behaviour which is a foundation stone of personal and collective success. For more information about our behaviour for learning policy please click here.

Below is a summary of our expectations in terms of your behaviour and attitudes.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller

 

Commitment is an act, not a word.” Jean-Paul Sartre

 

Courage – so that I will:

Confidence – so that I will:

Commitment – so that I will:

  • be the best version of myself that I can be
  • champion inclusion and make the world a better place
  • persevere and successfully meet the challenges of 6th Form studies.
  • believe in myself and what I can achieve
  • use my range of talents to the full
  • help shape my community and be a role model for modern Britain.
  • walk the talk and have the discipline to make things happen
  • work hard and take actions to achieve my full potential
  • think and act positively for others and not just myself.

Our rules for bringing The Clapham Character to life.

 

As a student, I:

Be committed and ready to learn/teach  

  1. complete my prep work and actively revise
  2. get to the academy and my sessions on time
  3. have all the resources needed for each session.

Be confident enough to take responsibility  

  1. will follow the dress code and wear my lanyard at all times
  2. am a role model for others, never bullying or making anyone feel unsafe
  3. will develop as a leader, including asking for help when needed.

Have the courage to stand up for the importance of respect 

  1. listen and respect the views of others
  2. protect and respect the academy environment e.g. do not drop litter
  3. will be inclusive in my language and actions.

Praise, recognition and rewards always come first, with the focus on going above and beyond.

Rewards come from going above and beyond – a reflection of going the ‘extra mile’ or a cumulation of 100% effort, dedication and hard work sustained over time, that leads to the highest possible achievements.

Occurrence

Award

Amount

Termly

 

Attainment in subject

Certificate/Voucher

100% attendance in term

Certificate/Voucher

100% Punctuality in term

Certificate/Voucher

The 3 Cs awards

Voucher

Leadership in action awards

Voucher

End of year exams

Top in subject

Voucher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctions in relation to punctuality (P) and misbehaviour (M)

Stage 1

Teacher to speak to the student – focusing on the rules for bringing the Clapham Character to life

 

P - Late to Lesson

M - Not having the correct resources for a session

M - Bringing in sweets, fast food and fizzy drinks

M - Using foul language in conversation (not aimed at anyone)

M - Low level disruption in class e.g. interrupting teacher

M - Being off task in a session

M - initial issues with dress code 

M - Mobile phones or headphones visible outside the canteen and amphitheatre (Confiscated and given to reception, collect at the end of the day).

Stage 2

45-minute detention on the day and a phone call home from tutor/teacher

 

P - 6 incidences of lateness to session per term

P - Any incidence of truancy

M - 6 incidences of stage 1 misbehaviours including lateness 

M - Persistently disruptive behaviour

M - Refusing to follow instructions

M - Disrespectful comments to staff/other students

M - Continuing issues with dress code

M - Any other misbehaviour where a 45-minute detention is deemed appropriate

Stage 3

90-minute academy leadership group (ALG) detention.

 

Parental meeting arranged with student and Assistant Principal

 

P - Any second incidence of truancy

P - Reaching a 12th incidence of lateness in a term

P - Failure to attend 45-minute with no valid reason

M - Behaviour which brings the academy into disrepute

M - Refusing to hand over banned items such as sweets fizzy drinks and fast food 

M – Ongoing and unresolved issues with dress code

M - Ongoing and unresolved with disrupting learning in sessions

M - Any other serious misbehaviour where an ALG detention is appropriate

Non-attendance to an ALG detention will lead to a 1-day internal exclusion

Depending on the seriousness of issues, there may a fixed-term or internal exclusion for other poor behaviours.

Academic behaviour concerns may include failure to complete prep work, failure to meet deadlines incomplete classwork, prep or reflection work, low quality classwork, prep or reflection work, and folders deemed to be of an unacceptable standard e.g. disorganised.

Sanctions in relation to academic behaviour

Phase 1 - Student fails to meet consecutive deadlines or work does not meet the expected standards

 

  • Phone call home
  • Clear targets set for work which is incomplete

Phase 2 – Student has three further failures to meet deadlines or poor-quality work) to the expected standards

  • Enrolled onto regulated independent study
  • Parents to be informed by phone call
  • Teachers to set clear targets for the work students should complete in regulated independent study

Phase 3 – Student has not improved their academic behaviour and concerns remain

 

  • CL to arrange meeting with parents
  • Students will be on report to CL
  • Student will remain on regulated study with clear targets for work to be completed

Phase 4 - Student has still not improved their academic behaviour and concerns remain

  • A follow up parental meeting will be arranged with the student and the Assistant Principal (AP)
  • Students will be on report to the AP
  • Student will remain on regulated study with clear targets for work to be completed

If concerns remain after phase 4:

  • Student will be moved on to a learning contract and monitored by a member of ALG
  • Student will continue to remain on regulated study

If students fail their learning contracts this will lead to a disciplinary meeting with the academic board