THE ST. JOHN FISHER CODE OF CONDUCT

Mission statement

“To encourage students to develop individually, collectively and freely a way of life modelled on Christ, in accordance with the faith of the Roman Catholic Church”

It is expected that as a member of St. John Fisher School you will show respect at all times, both in school and out of school, by having:

Students

  • I will arrive to school and lessons on time, ready to learn and dressed in the correct uniform.
  • I will do my best to remain in school all day, attend all of my lessons and work to the best of my ability.
  • I will take part in all reflections in lessons, attend all school services and masses and behave in a respectful manner throughout.
  • I will complete all homework on time and to the best of my ability.
  • I will help to keep the school free of litter and graffiti.
  • I will talk to a teacher or another adult if I think that I am being bullied, or someone I know, is being bullied*.
  • I will always speak to staff and other students with respect.
  • I will follow the hands off policy by ensuring that I do not get involved in any form of fighting or violence towards others.
  • I will respect the opinions of others and accept that they may be different to my own.
  • *Bullying is where a person is subject to physical or verbal abuse by others over a prolonged period of time. This may take place face to face or via social media.

The Code of Conduct

    As members of the St John Fisher School community, students, staff and parents should show respect at all times both inside and outside of school.

24/7 Policy

    The St John Fisher code of conduct is applicable at all times of the day and night. Students are representative of St John Fisher School not only when in school but also when out in the local community. As such, students who display negative behaviour whilst out of school will still be subject to the same sanctions as they would be in school.

Hands Off

    St John Fisher operates a ‘hands off’ policy. This means that any form of fighting, physical bullying or violent response is unacceptable and will lead to serious sanction.

Offensive Weapons

    Any student found to be in possession of a sharp or bladed item or any item that could be classed as an offensive weapon whilst on school premises will be subject to a permanent exclusion.

Illegal Substances

    Any student found to be in possession of, or involved in bringing into school, harmful or illegal substances, including alcohol, will be subject to a permanent exclusion.

Parents & Carers

  • I will take responsibility for my child attending school regularly, on time and in the correct uniform.
  • I will inform the school on the first day when my child is absent and supply medical evidence when requested to do so.
  • I will support the school in ensuring that my child attends, and is respectful of, all religious services.
  • I will attend parent’s evenings and other meetings about the progress of my child.
  • I will inform the school about anything which might affect my child’s work, behaviour or progress.
  • I will ensure that all homework is completed.
  • I will work with, and show respect for, the professionals supporting my child.
  • I will support all school policies and help enforce the same day detention system.
  • I will acknowledge receipt of written communications from the school as and when required.
  • I will encourage my child to attend enrichment activities and other out of classroom opportunities for learning.
  • I will actively engage with the school to help my child progress and be happy there.