As a college concerned with the development of the whole child, we recognise that all children have gifts which must be nurtured. We aim to celebrate all achievements. Rewards exist in the form of: praise, responsibility, representative honours, prefect status, reward stickers, postcards home, certificates, excellent attendance certificates and annual school prizes for achievement, effort and service.
In 2014-15, we introduced The Crest which encourages the development of the whole person through engagement and participation in a variety of activities.
Pupils who misbehave are dealt with swiftly and effectively. A range of sanctions exists from the withdrawal of certain privileges to putting a pupil on subject or behaviour report. Pupils in years 7 and 8 might find bad behaviour impacts on their work as at this stage a credit and debit system operates and debits may be given for poor behaviour or lack of effort.
If a pupil is put in detention after college, parents will be notified in writing at least 24 hours before and given the reason for the punishment.
Serious and persistent offenders may find themselves excluded from college for a period of time. Only the Principal can make the decision to exclude a pupil and must follow the procedure laid down by East Sussex County Council.
If a pupil has to be disciplined, we inform parents/carers at all times. We monitor and discuss pupils’ behaviour at Pastoral Care Meetings and at Tutors’ Meetings. We aim to get to the root cause of bad behaviour and deal with it before it develops further.
At St Richard’s we believe that the development of the whole child is fundamental to all we do. We seek to find ways to celebrate successes outside of the classroom and in doing so help foster confident, emotionally resilient and happy individuals.
The Crest is a way of celebrating your child’s wider development. Our pupils work towards it during their five years with us. To achieve the Crest, pupils will have to have taken part in a range of activities to include: leadership, enrichment in sport or the Arts, charity work, peer support, work related learning.
Parents/carers will receive a report on their child’s progress in the CREST annually. Special awards ceremonies will be held at the end of each year for those who achieve the full award and families will be invited to come in and celebrate this achievement.
“Volunteering to improve the lives of others in our community and beyond”
Take part in a school performance, or represent the school through a team, club or organisation for a sustained period of time.
Have the opportunity to meet a person/people who can widen our knowledge of the world we live in.
Experience a professional performance or event.
Contribute to a campaign for justice, a community based project inside or outside of school or make a significant contribution to the liturgical life of the school.
Role of leadership: take on a leadership role within the school.
Experience work related learning.
Spiritual visit to a place of worship of religious importance in order to gain an understanding of other cultures within our society.
To undertake a peer support or mentoring role for younger pupils.