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Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

At Wales High School we promote the highest standards and expect all students to respond positively to meet these expectations.

These expectations extend beyond the school site and all students are expected to maintain excellent standards of conduct on their way to and from school and when identifiable as a member of the school whilst in the local community.

The links to the side highlight some of the code of conduct for students.


All Wales High School students are expected to:

  • Be polite and show consideration for others.
  • Develop a sense of self-discipline.
  • Take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Treat other students and staff fairly.
  • Value the school environment and its routines.
  • Acknowledge that the maintaining of good behaviour at Wales High school is a shared responsibility.
  • Arrive punctually to all lessons.
  • All students to work with an excellent attitude to learning (ATL) in all areas at all times.
  • Adhere to the school uniform.
  • Have a school bag, planner and standard equipment.
  • Make sure NO make-up or nail varnish is worn KS3/KS4.
  • Follow the rules regarding jewellery by only wearing a watch and 1 pair of gold or silver coloured plain studs if desired.
  • Use mobile phones and personal electrical devices responsibly and make sure they are switched off and stored safely at all other times.

At Wales we are also proud of our exceptionally high standards of behaviour of all students and at all times. 

The Code of Conduct covers all students on roll at Wales High School and extends beyond the school day and school premises to cover when students are:

  • Taking part in any school-organised or school-related activity.
  • Travelling to and from school.
  • Wearing school uniform.
  • In some other way identifiable as a student at the school.


Rewards will be used to recognise where students have displayed an excellent Attitude to Learning:

  • Each Assessment Point will provide an opportunity to reward students with successful ATL and improved
  • Certificates of commendations are presented in assemblies for students who achieve excellent ATL grades at Assessment Points.
  • Rewards include letters home, certificates, post cards home, lunch with the Headteacher, queue jumpers, dinner money and school trip vouchers or individually requested
  • Staff are also invited to reward students for one off acts of kindness or


However, if a student fails to follow the Code of Conduct the following sanctions could be applied:


  • Detentions can be issued at break, lunchtime or after school.

Restorative Work:

  • Wales High School will continue to ensure that students are made aware of the consequences of their behaviour and where
  • Sanctions may include restorative work, with opportunities for students to give time back to the community and or to their victims.

Internal Exclusion:

  • Wales High School recognises that although fixed term exclusions sometimes play an effective part in disciplining young people, where appropriate students may be kept in school and placed in supervised internal exclusion for a specific period. Whilst isolated and removed from the classroom, students work under the direct supervision of key staff within school as coordinated by Head of Year, in a specific working area.

Fixed Term Exclusion:

  • Following a particularly serious incident, and or when a student fails to respond to intervention and support, the Headteacher may issue a fixed term exclusion.

Governing Body Pupil Disciplinary Committee:

  • Following a particularly serious incident, and I or when a student fails to respond to intervention and support and therefore is involved in a series of serious incidents, Governing Body may wish to meet a student to discuss the way forward.

Respite Placement:

  • In the event of persistently poor behaviour, Wales High School can facilitate, with the agreement of the family in question, a two-week Respite Placement at a local secondary school. The purpose of a Respite Placement is to break a continuous pattern of poor behaviour and reduce the risk of an exclusion.

Managed Moves:

  • In the event of persistently poor behaviour and/or a significant breakdown in relationships; Wales High School can facilitate, with the agreement of the family in question, a ten-week Managed Move to a local secondary school to provide a student with a fresh start.

Direction off site:

  • In the event of a serious breach of the school’s behaviour policy or following a period of persistently poor behaviour, whereby the risk of permanent exclusion is increasing; the Head Teacher has the power to direct a student off site to an alternative educational setting, to improve their behaviour.

Attitude to Learning

Behaviour for Learning Stages