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At Cansfield we believe that good behaviour, good manners and a calm atmosphere lead to an effective learning environment which enables students to be happy and successful. The code of conduct simply explains how students are expected to behave in and around school to other people and to property.

THE CANSFIELD COMMUNITY SHOWS RESPECT FOR STAFF, STUDENTS, LEARNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT. We do this by:-

  • speaking politely to each other.
  • moving around the school quietly and calmly.
  • taking responsibility for our own learning and actions.
  • striving to do best, taking pride in our achievements.
  • always being thoughtful and caring.

IN CLASS WE MAKE IT EASY FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO LEARN AND TEACHERS TO TEACH. To do this we:

  • arrive on time to lessons.
  • relax and settle to work quickly, facing the front ready to begin.
  • have the correct books and equipment for each lesson.
  • listen to the teacher and follow instructions carefully the first time they are given.
  • take our turn to listen - when others are talking, we don’t (that means no talking across the teacher, another student, no ‘butting in’ - everyone has a right to  be heard).
  • use our ‘indoor’ voice - raising your voice, shouting is always discourteous.
  • work sensibly, thoughtfully and to the best of our ability throughout the lesson.
  • ask for help appropriately - put up our hands and wait patiently for the teacher to acknowledge us.
  • make sure our planners are used properly and ensure that all homework is completed and handed in on time.

AT CANSFIELD WE SHOW CONSIDERATION AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS. To do this we:

  • remember that everyone is an individual - we always try to understand the other person’s point of view.
  • speak politely and quietly to one another - never make comments that could be hurtful or upsetting.
  • remember to say please, thank you and excuse me.
  • leave the classroom in a quiet and orderly manner just as we found it.
  • walk when we are in the building, respecting people’s personal space, any behaviour or horseplay which might hurt yourself, another person, damage property or equipment is disrespectful.
  • help others by opening doors, standing back to let people pass.
  • keep to the left, especially on narrow corridors or on the stairs.
  • line up calmly and without a fuss when waiting outside a room, out of the way of others passing the queue.
  • report any acts of bullying - we all have a right to feel safe.

AT CANSFIELD WE HAVE TOTAL HONESTY AND ABSOLUTE RESPECT FOR PROPERTY BELONGING TO OTHERS, THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH WE
WORK AND OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. To do this we:-

  • keep our hands, feet, objects and comments to ourselves.
  • return any lost property to the owner or school reception.
  • eat only in the permitted areas - remember chewing gum should not be brought into school.
  • dispose of litter thoughtfully - we all have a right to a clean environment.
  • take care of displays and especially of other people’s work, keep walls and furniture unmarked.
  • report any damage immediately - any act of vandalism only spoils things for the rest of us.
  • leave school at the end of the day in a calm and controlled way respecting our local residents.
  • act thoughtfully and in a respectful manner when in school uniform - remember your reputation, that of your family and the school depends on the way you conduct yourself in public.