Students are expected to behave in a professional and respectful manner whilst at college. This ensures all students feel safe and can learn in a supportive, respectful environment which is preparing everyone for future employment or further study.
For students who require additional support, the student’s Achievement/Personal Tutor, Tutor or one of the college support team may work with students to develop a Green, Amber or Red Support Action Plan. These Action Plans are in place to support students to achieve their potential at college. The Support Action Plans are supportive and does not mean that behaviour is below expected levels.
Depending on the situation in relation to behaviour, the college Learner at Risk, Support and Disciplinary Policy is in place to respond when a student’s behaviour does not meet expected standards. This includes any incidents of bullying or harassment and is also used if a student’s attendance or punctuality falls below expected levels.
Based on a student’s behaviour, a Green, Amber or Red Behaviour Contract may be agreed with the student. Where necessary parents/carers may be required to be involved in the meetings.
Students may move through each of the above support/disciplinary stages or be moved directly onto the appropriate stage for the behaviour that needs to be addressed.
At each stage, if behaviour improves, students can be taken out of the process to reflect their improvement or moved back to Amber or Green. If the same behaviours are repeated, a student may go back into the procedure at the necessary level.
It is important to be aware that if the Red Stage contract and Action Plan do not lead to improved behaviour that this could result in a final written warning and could seriously jeopardise their successful achievement and future progression.
For very serious behaviours that do not meet the college standards, it may be necessary to move directly to Red Stage and complete an investigation to determine what action is required which may include temporary exclusion or possible permanent exclusion from college.