Life at BCHS is about being part of a community where we all support each other and we all value the contributions that every member of our community can make to ensure our school is the best place it can possibly be.
We do not publish long lists of rules which state what our young people can or cannot do. We focus on the contents of our Success Policy, which replaced our old behaviour policy in the autumn term of 2012. We start from the belief that all our young people, and all members of our school community, will work positively to ensure that our school is a safe, positive and vibrant place of learning.
Our Values Poster, shown on the right here, defines what we do. The phrases and words on this poster are our "school rules". We will all aspire to behave, speak and engage in ways that reflect what our Values Poster promotes as the BCHS way.
We do have a number of documents that set out our specific expectations related to make up, mobile phones, behaviour for learning and conduct in the corridors. All of these are designed to enable all of our students to succeed whilst at BCHS, and seek to ensure that our focus is on learning and safety.
We will, of course, take action to remove students from lessons where their actions disturb the learning of others. We will also take strong action over behaviour that is disrespectful, unpleasant, criminal or simply undermines the ability of all members of our school community to be safe and enjoy their time at BCHS. However we always seek to find resolutions to situations where the young person is able to reflect on their actions and behaviour choices so that they are able to avoid repeating their mistakes in future.
As it says at the bottom of our Values Poster, we seek to "accentuate the positives" and to "eliminate the negatives". We focus heavily on rewards and recognition for our students, and try to ensure that the positives far outweigh the negatives in all that we do. Students gain recognition in a range of ways at BCHS, and we do this in both public and private ways. We share successes with parents and carers through phone calls, text messages, emails and letters on a regular basis.
Building Charter (agreement to enable students to have access to the buildings out of lesson time)