After much preparation Monday saw the launch of our new Behaviour Policy at Morecambe Community High School. If you have not yet managed to do so, I would encourage you to look through the policy by clicking on to the Key Documents tab and the selecting the policies option. I have been delighted in particular to see how many of our students have been talking about the rewards side of the policy. Rewards points are collected in lessons and centrally recorded so that all staff may see who is being rewarded for what, when and by whom. Our parents will shortly begin to receive text messages when a pupil reaches 25 rewards points and star badges will be handed out at different points totals in order that it be very clear to all in the school how many rewards points they achieving. A clear Behaviour Policy and excellent behaviour in lessons is one of the cornerstones for good learning. Myself and Mr Armitstead explained to students this week that any behaviour that stopped learning and teaching would not be tolerated. Our new policy allows for very clear warnings to be given to students who are not following our clear expectations. There are a clear set of consequences and we have increased our isolation provision to ensure those reaching a certain number of behaviour points will be removed from lessons for a period of time. It is important that we as a community re-enforce the high expectations we have of behaviour and conduct, I have no doubt that our parents will want to do this too. We will also be in a position to communicate to our parents the numbers of rewards and sanctions points that their children are picking up every time we report on progress. Our central recording will also mean that we can provide more detailed information on request. It is the rewards element of this policy however that excites me the most. The most common conversation that I have had with students this week, so far, is the number of rewards points that they have collected and seeing how good it made them feel to have their efforts recognised. I woudl encourage all of our parents to ask their sons and daughters, "how many rewards points have you received this week?" We hope you enjoy hearing all about the success that they have at Morecambe Community High School.