School Charters

Learning Charter

Article 12: Children and young people have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions and to have their options taken into account; Article 13: Children and young people have the right to get and share information as long as it is not damaging to them or others; Article 28: All children and young people have a right to… education, which should be free… Discipline in the school should respect children’s dignity. Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education they are capable of; Article 29: Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents and their own and others’ cultures.




Show good commitment by arriving on time to lessons with all the necessary books and equipment


Make a decision to enjoy teaching and learning


Help those who are in difficulty


Make the focus of each lesson learning and progress


Listen to and respect other people’s ideas and opinions


Use polite, respectful language at all times


Make sure words and actions do not embarrass, humiliate or intimidate anyone


Show consideration and respect for everyone irrespective of their needs and abilities

All Staff/Parents/Guardians


Follow the school procedures and policies, trying to ensure that the behaviour of individuals does not disrupt learning


Encourage and reward positive behaviour


Only issue sanctions for those who fail to meet the school expectations


Provide positive feedback that informs future learning, set realistic targets and keep marking up to date


Set good examples through your own words and actions


Provide a stimulating environment with good resources


Ensure that individual learning needs are catered for, through differentiation and use of support staff in the classroom


Treat all students fairly

Teach to the best of your ability, trying to plan and create stimulating lessons


Make the most of every learning opportunity by listening to your teacher’s advice and guidance


Show co-operation by working sensibly with other people and allow others to work in peace when necessary


Demonstrate independent learning skills by doing your best in class and with homework/coursework


Show co-operation by following instructions and not interrupting or calling out


Allow the teacher to teach


Allow others to learn


Show consideration and courtesy by respecting other people’s property and the learning environment


Accept that there will be consequences for failing to meet your responsibilities

Respect Charter

Article 6: Every child and student has the right to life, to grow up safely and be healthy; Article 19: Young people have the right to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment; Article 29: Education must develop every child’s and student’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the student’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own culture and others cultures and environment; Article 23: A child and student with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community.


To respect each other’s race, culture, gender, abilities and sexual orientation


To celebrate our diverse community and its successes


To respect each other no matter what your role or status


Not to say mean things, use polite language at all times – to be friendly students, be friendly staff (BFS)


To consider each other’s feelings and needs


Not to use aggression, threats or humiliation against a member of the school community


To be a positive role model and encourage caring behaviour

All Staff/Parents/Guardians

Create a safe school where students and adults feel able to voice their concerns


To listen, hear and act on student’s concerns in an appropriate and sensitive way


To deal with incidents as quickly as possible getting support from colleagues when necessary


To ensure behaviour and anti-bullying policies are understood and implemented consistently


To educate and raise awareness around bullying behaviour, discrimination and its consequences


To treat everyone fairly always acting in a professional manner



Not to bully or support any kind of bullying or discrimination


To find a way to solve differences without using abusive language or violence


To report incidents of bullying discrimination and abuse


To question the behaviour of those you know are bullying or discriminating against others


To not become part of the problem (for example gossiping, watching fights, ignoring bullying and discrimination)


To use ICT in a responsible and safe manner

Environment Charter

Article 24: Children and young people have the right to good quality healthcare and to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that you can stay healthy and safe. (Covering; Shared Spaces – Hygiene – Health - The Environment - The Community – Litter – Water – Food – Respect).


Not to waste resources – recycle, reuse where possible


To consider what could be dangerous and report any hazards (including people)


To move around the school quietly walking on the left at all times


To use the bins for litter


Not to chew gum in the school


To leave classrooms and shared spaces tidy


To show consideration when using shared space walking through them


To clear your eating space when you have finished eating


To eat only in the designated eating areas


Not to smoke on or near the school


All Staff/Parents/Guardians

Model good behaviour in shared spaces


To provide access to clean water


Make full use of the facilities


Provide litter bins and recycling bins that are emptied regularly


Take responsibility for the learning environment you are working in ensuring it is welcoming, safe and tidy for others to use


Provide a healthy and tasty menu for all cultures and dietary needs


Educate about recycling, the environment and safe and healthy behaviour


Provide adequate cleaning and maintenance services throughout the school so all areas are kept clean and safe


To try to live a clean and healthy life


To be responsible with food and water making sure it is not wasted


To only play ball games in the sports facilities


To be respectful and polite to members of the public who are using the school environment


To keep toilets and changing areas clean


To treat the school environment and facilities with respect and keep them free from damage


To tidy your equipment away at the end of the lesson so that your work area is clean