The Kings School Prospectus (digital) - page 9

ETHOS
BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE
We are immensely proud of our pupils’ behaviour; visitors to the school consistently
comment on how kind, sensible and polite they are.
At Kings’ good behaviour, consideration and respect for others are essential for effective
teaching and learning. We expect the highest standards of behaviour from our pupils; in
return, the pupils can expect to be provided with a pleasant, happy and safe environment in
which to work, develop and thrive.
Part of any pupil’s development is learning where and why boundaries, guidelines and
rules exist. They therefore need to know what the consequences will be if those boundaries
are pushed or rules broken. Although we will always try to work with parents and pupils,
we operate a very clear discipline policy. If this code is not observed, then fair but firm
sanctions are imposed; these may include detention, isolation and temporary exclusion.
In extreme cases pupils may be permanently excluded from school. Permanent exclusion
may be used when a pupil breaches Kings’ School’s zero tolerance towards drug abuse and
violent behaviour. Governors are always involved in the decision to permanently exclude a
pupil. Parents will, of course, be informed of their rights if this is to be the case.
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
We know from long experience that there is a very close connection between academic
progress and good attendance. We expect our pupils to be extremely punctual and to aim
for 100% attendance; we do not give permission for holidays in term-time.
When a pupil is unavoidably absent parents are requested to telephone the school and to
provide an absence note on their return. Unexplained absences will be followed up by a text
message or a telephone call home.
UNIFORM
All pupils attending Kings’ are required to wear the correct school uniform - this is a vital
part of our ethos and we are strict about it. The school uniform has been designed so that it is
simple, clear, practical and easily obtainablex from the school uniform shop on the premises.
We do not allow pupils to display extremes of fashion. This is particularly the case with
inappropriate hairstyles.
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UNA LABORANTES - WORKING TOGETHER
.SCH.UK
“It is good to know we have in Hampshire
schools such as Kings’ that are as good as
any in the country.”
“Behaviour in lessons and around the school
is outstanding. Students show high levels of
respect and courtesy to each other and to
adults. They feel very safe in school.”
COUNCILLOR ROY PERRY,
LEADER OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
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