What we expect of you and what you can expect of us

We want our students to:

  • Be motivated and enjoy learning
  • Develop a range of skills to equip them for a successful adult life, such as independence and ambition
  • Be confident, responsible, happy and feel safe
  • Be friendly, respectful, caring and polite
  • Experience success every day

In a school:

  • That fosters individual talents and abilities in every child
  • That has high expectations for itself, its staff and students
  • That celebrates success and achievement in all its forms
  • That values the role parents and carers play
  • That is continually striving to improve

We believe that at secondary school age, young people know the difference between right and wrong. At Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School we want to reward and encourage students who make the right choices and have a good attitude to learning. Making wrong choices and having a poor attitude to learning has consequences, and as such we want students to be clear about what sanctions will follow.

We have a Code of Conduct, Classroom Expectations, Anti-Bullying Policy and an Equal Opportunities Policy which support the aims of the school. These are displayed in classrooms, are featured in the school planner, are featured on this website and you will be regularly reminded of our expectations in assemblies, tutor time and lessons.

Teachers will reward good attitudes to learning and will exercise discipline as necessary to achieve our aims.

In particular, we ask our students to do the following:

  • Attend school every day and to be punctual
  • Bring all the equipment you need every day
  • Look after your books, planner and cashless lunch card
  • Wear school uniform for school and be tidy in appearance
  • Do all your classwork and homework as well as you can
  • Be polite and helpful to others
  • Respect all members of our school community including when on the internet at home, on social network sites like Facebook and MSN
  • Keep to the Code of Conduct

School Code of Conduct

D – Dress well and behave
H – Happy, honest and safe
F – Friendly, fair and fun
S – Show respect for everyone

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Classroom expectations

Classroom (including labs, workshops and gyms) are your places of work. Just as in any workplace there needs to be clearly understood rules and expectations to allow everyone to work successfully, safely and enjoyably.

Start of Lessons

  • Enter rooms quietly, sensibly and go straight to your workplace
  • Take off and put any outdoor wear away from the desk
  • Take out books, pens, your planner and any other equipment
  • Start any entry / starter activity immediately
  • Be silent when asked for the register (except when your name is called!)

During Lessons

  • When your teacher talks to the whole class, remain silent and concentrate
  • If the class is asked a question, put up your hand to answer; do not call out
  • You must have a pen, pencil, ruler, planner and any books or folders needed
  • Do not deface books, folders or furniture
  • You are expected to work sensibly with your classmates; do not distract or annoy them
  • Homework must be recorded in your diary and handed in on time
  • Eating and chewing are not allowed. You may drink water
  • MP3 players, games consoles, magazines or other distractions are not allowed

End of Lessons

  • The bell and the clock are not signals for you; they are for the information of the teacher
  • You should not begin to pack away or put on outdoor wear until your teacher tells you to do so
  • When told, stand and push in or put up your chairs; any litter should be picked up
  • Only when your teacher finally tells you to go, may you leave the room

Our message about bullying

Bullying is deliberately and continuously trying to make another person feel unhappy by what you are doing.

Bullying may include persistently:

  • Sending nasty texts or e-mails
  • Name calling
  • Hitting, kicking, pushing or tripping up
  • Sexual touching
  • Deliberately ignoring or excluding someone
  • Teasing someone
  • Making threats or insulting someone
  • Throwing items and objects at someone
  • Taking possessions without permission
  • Spreading rumours

If you are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied you will need to tell one of the following people:

Bullying is not acceptable. Bullying will not be tolerated in our school. Don’t stand-by and do nothing otherwise you could be punished too.

Equal Opportunities

  • Equal opportunities for everyone to be heard
  • Equal opportunities for everyone to listen
  • Equal opportunities for everyone to try
  • Everyone has the right to be happy in school
  • Everyone has the right to feel safe in school
  • Everyone has the right to be able to learn in school
  • Respect each other’s point of view
  • Show consideration for each other
  • Be happy, be safe, be helpful
  • Be kind, be honest
  • Be fair, don’t discriminate

DHFS Policies – information to help, guide and advise students

DHFS Uniform – what you need to wear for school

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