Making the most of your school years and being a successful student

Students at Chipping Campden School are part of a successful learning community stretching back nearly 600 years. Not surprisingly, it is a community where students experience a strong sense of belonging, where they feel safe and secure, where mutual respect is fostered and where achievement is celebrated.

Supported and challenged by a highly committed and dedicated team of teaching and support staff, students entering the school in year 7, or who join ‘in year’, quickly settle to the daily rhythm of life and learning at the school. With everyone belonging to both a tutor group and one of the three ‘Houses’, there is every opportunity to forge life long friendships and foster healthy competition. Having a community with students aged between 11 to 18 years also ensures that younger students can be supported, encouraged and inspired by those with recent experience of the educational journey.

The most successful students are those who are effective in organising themselves, making full use of their school diaries to collect rewards, capture information, record their homework and prepare for each new day. They come to school with a positive attitude, committed to working hard and keen to learn new things. The most successful students also seek to become independent learners, recognising that they not only have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge form specialist staff while they are at school but also have the opportunity to develop personal, learning and thinking skills which will serve them beyond it. Indeed, by fostering skills such as the ability to reflect, be resilient and work effectively with others we seek to enable today’s school students to become successful life long learners.

What is expected of all our students?

Any large community needs rules to ensure that things run smoothly, but we have no more than we must.

Our aim is to help students grow up and develop their characters and gifts to the full. We want all students to think, speak, behave and dress properly, and to respect the feelings and property of others. To learn to behave in this way is an important part of any young person’s education.

  • Learning: School is a place to learn. For this to happen, students need to have respect for each other and agree that they will:
    Listen without speaking
    Engage in lessons
    Act responsibly
    Remember to bring their books and equipment
    Never settle for less than their best
  • General behaviour: The school is committed to fostering a safe and supportive community. In order to achieve this, students are expected to conduct themselves in a calm and curious manner reflecting a culture of mutual respect. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated, nor will acts of intimidation or violence. The school’s behaviour and anti-bullying policies set out both the school’s position and response in relation to these matters.
  • Punctuality: We expect all students to be punctual to school and lessons. Students who are not on time to school or lessons are not able to maximise their learning opportunities and are at risk of establishing habits that will have a detrimental effect on their current and future work patterns. As a result, the school will be rigorous in its identification of, and dealings with, latecomers.
  • Uniform: We have a school uniform to strengthen the sense of common purpose and belonging, to demonstrate our commitment to high standards and foster a shared sense of identity in our learning community. The uniform dress code and sixth from dress code clearly set out the school’s expectations in relation to these matters. Having set out these expectations, we endeavour to enforce them in a fair and reasonable manner.

A successful education is all about successful partnerships, especially partnerships between teacher and student and school and home. Our School values, and rights and responsibilities concerning these partnerships, underpin the promotion of their success. Please use the links to review the chosen section:

The school’s values

The school’s rights & responsibilities

Students’ rights and responsibilities

Parents’/carers’ rights and responsibilities

The school's values - (return to menu)
These values support our over-all aim to provide a place for learning in which all its members can reach their full potential safely and with the necessary support and challenge to do so. The following values, rights and responsibilities underpin our Behaviour Policy.
Values: Therefore:
We believe that all should be treated fairly, courteously and with respect.
  1. We will be polite and avoid swearing or “name calling” each other
  2. We will treat each other with kindness and avoid aggression
  3. We will not bully each other
  4. We will respect the opinions of others if they are different from our own
  5. We accept the School’s agreed dress code
  6. We will apply rewards and sanctions consistently
We believe that all should be supported to achieve their full potential
  1. We will help and support each other in appropriate ways to promote progress and success
  2. We will support our classroom rules for learning
  3. We will congratulate and praise as appropriate and never intentionally “put down” others
We believe that our environment should be a safe, healthy and happy place in which to work, learn and play
  1. We will work together to achieve learning environments that are free from disruption
  2. We accept that our school is a “smoke free and illegal drugs free” zone and that we do not bring alcohol onto the premises without the prior agreement of the Principal
  3. We will tolerate no acts of bullying and aim for a “bullying free” school
  4. We will behave responsibly, show high levels of self discipline and accept the consequences of our behaviour
  5. We will look after the environment in which we work, learn and play
  6. We will move around the school with care and consideration to others

(Our Policies on Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Sex Education and the management of drug/alcohol related incidents support the above)

The school's rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
Using our values as a foundation, we believe the School, students and parents/carers have the following “Rights and Responsibilities”
Rights: Responsibilities:
  1. To enforce school policies - including rules and disciplinary measures.
  2. To expect students to respect the rights of other students and adults in the school
  3. To expect students and parents’ co-operation in maintaining a safe and orderly climate of learning.
  4. Not to tolerate abusive or violent behaviour by students or parents.
  5. To expect good attendance
  1. To show consistency when establishing and communicating measures to ensure good order, respect and discipline.
  2. To provide a safe and stimulating environment for learning
  3. To provide regular information on students’ progress and provide opportunities for discussion
  4. To support, praise and, as appropriate, reward students’ good behaviour
  5. To apply sanctions fairly, proportionately and reasonably as outlined in the Behaviour Policy, taking account of SEN, disability and the needs of vulnerable children, and offer strategic support as appropriate.
  6. To ensure student safety and well-being including preventing bullying and dealing effectively with all reports and complaints about all bullying, including those relating to race, gender, culture, disability, SEN, homophobic, sexist/sexual, cyber
  7. To ensure that staff are clear about the extent of their disciplinary authority and receive necessary professional development on behaviour strategies
  8. To use appropriate methods of engaging parents and to support them in meeting their parental responsibilities
  9. To model positive behaviour and actively develop students’ social, emotional and behavioural skills
  10. To make alternative provision from day 6 for fixed period excluded students and, where appropriate, to arrange reintegration interviews for parents at the end of a fixed period exclusion.
  11. To ensure the whole school community is consulted about the principles of the school Behaviour Policy
Students' rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
  1. To feel safe in school
  1. To do nothing that threatens the safety and well-being of others
  2. To bring no inappropriate or unlawful items to school including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, knives/weapons
  1. To be treated with respect
  • To expect appropriate action from school staff to stop incidents of bullying, violence, discrimination or harassment
  1. To show respect to school staff, fellow students and their property, school property and the school environment.
  2. Never to “put down”, harm or bully other students or staff verbally, physically, on mobiles or using a computer
  3. To respect the school positively when off school premises; for example, school trips, work placements, sports events and journeys to and from school
  1. To learn in classrooms and other learning situations that are free from disruption
  2. To receive help, support and encouragement to achieve your potential
  3. To receive feedback that informs you of your progress and what you need to do to continue to make progress
  1. To follow the “Classroom Rules for Learning”
  2. To follow reasonable instructions by school staff, obey school rules and accept sanctions in an appropriate way
  3. To complete set tasks willingly and to do your best
  4. To cooperate with and abide by any arrangements put in place to support your behaviour and learning such as Pastoral Support Programmes or Learning Contracts
  • To contribute to discussions on school policy
Parents’/carers’ rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
  1. To expect your children to be safe, secure and respected in school
  2. To be kept informed about your child’s progress, including issues relating to behaviour
  3. To be listened to when complaining about the way the school has handled an issue and to receive a fair and prompt response
  4. To appeal to the Principal / governors and beyond that, to the Secretary of State, if you believe that the school has exercised its disciplinary authority unreasonably
  5. To appeal against a decision to exclude your child, first to the governing body of the school and then - in cases of permanent exclusion - to an independent appeal panel
  6. To contribute to discussions on school policy
  1. To respect the school’s behaviour policy and the disciplinary authority of school staff
  2. To help ensure that your child follows reasonable instructions given by school staff and s/he adheres to school rules
  3. To send your child to school punctually every day, suitably clothed, fed and rested
  4. To ensure school staff are aware of any SEN-related or other personal factors which may affect the school’s ability to keep your child (and others) safe, supported and able to learn
  5. To be prepared to work with the school to support your child’s positive behaviour
  6. To attend meetings with the Principal or other school staff, if requested, to discuss your child’s behaviour
  7. To support the terms of any Pastoral Support Plan or Learning Contract relating to your child’s behaviour
  8. If your child is excluded from the school, to ensure s/he is not found unsupervised in a public place during school hours in the first five days of exclusion and, if invited, to attend a reintegration interview with the school at the end of a fixed period exclusion.

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