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Expectations/Code of Conduct

SIXTH FORM CONTRACT

All Year 12 students are expected to adhere to this Contract during their career at Barking Abbey School. 

Academic Expectations

  • Students are responsible for all books and equipment that are issued to them, and must be returned as requested by the teaching staff and in good condition.

  • Students must present themselves on time to each lesson, well prepared with the correct books and equipment ready to make a worthwhile and valuable contribution.

  • Students must ensure all homework is completed on time and all coursework deadlines met.

Examinations Entry

  • All students deemed to be ready for examination or BTEC will be paid for by the school. If Academic staff are concerned about a student’s performance or absence record, they may not enter them for exam, but if the student wishes to enter themselves, they will have to cover the costs. 

  • All re-sits are to be paid for by the student.

  • Should a student fail to meet any of the Sixth Form Code of Conduct criteria and fail to complete work to an acceptable standard, along with poor attendance and punctuality and they are removed from the course, they will be expected to refund examination entry costs or BTEC registration costs.

  • If a student decides to drop a subject or leave school after exam entries have been made the student will be liable for costs incurred.

  • Any student absent from an exam without adequate medical evidence will be liable for the cost of entry. Current costs as follows:

NB : AS currently £20 per entry, Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, £114, Level 3 BTEC Diploma,   £146.00 and Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma £164.00.

Misconduct

Good attendance, adherence to the dress code and exemplary behaviour are all fundamental to achieving academic success and are expected at all times.  They confirm a positive attitude and desire for success and are all part of a student’s ethos and code of conduct.  Our requirements are outlined below and failure to comply with these may lead to temporary or permanent exclusion, ultimately jeopardising a student’s place in Year 12.

ILRC

  • All students must comply with the ILRC rules including working quietly, not using music equipment, not eating or drinking or using mobile phones.  Books must be returned to the shelves after use.  Failure to comply will result in events being entered or temporary or permanent exclusion from this facility.

Attendance and Punctuality Expectations

  • Students must maintain a minimum of 95% attendance at both school and in lessons throughout their course in order to be successful. Failure to achieve this will result in Parents being contacted and students being put on attendance report in the first instance and may jeopardise their place in Year 12.  This information will also be amongst those criteria considered when applying for Year 13.

  • Attendance at all lessons is compulsory.  If a student is ill, Parents must call the Sixth Form Office on 0208 270 6517 ON THE FIRST DAY OF ABSENCE giving details of their illness and when they are likely to return.  For all subsequent days of absence either a phone call is needed each dayor a note from Parent/Guardian on the student’s return clearly stating each day of absence.

  • Absences known in advance must be notified to the Sixth Form Office by completing the Absence Slip (available from the Sixth Form Office).  Appointment cards or other evidence including Parental letters must accompany this slip.

  • Holidays will affect attendance and attainment levels and SHOULD NOT be taken during the school term.  The school WILL NOT authorise any holiday taken in school term time. Medical and dental appointments must be made outside of school hours.  They are not authorised absence.

Standard of Dress

  • Although there is a formal dress code for Year 12 and we expect our students to wear their ID cards and be smartly dressed at all times following the criteria below:

  • Male students must wear a formal collared shirt with tie of their own choosing and smart trousers.

  • Female students must wear a formal buttoned up collared blouse and smart trousers or smart skirt or dress of knee length or longer.

  • No vest tops, T-shirts, polo shirts, jeans, jean style trousers, combat trousers, cropped or ¾ length trousers, shorts, leggings, jodhpurs, joggers, tracksuit bottoms or denim to be worn.

  • Smart formal jackets or smart jumper/cardigans without large logos can be worn.  No hooded tops, sweatshirts or denim jackets.

  • No hats may be worn on school premises including outdoor areas.

  • No trainers, flip-flops, Ugg boots or similar casual footwear to be worn.

  • Academy kit/sports wear may be worn to practical sessions only. At all other times students are expected to be in their “smart office wear”.

  • Academy students may wear their “full” academy tracksuits on Wednesdays only.

  • Students who attend school incorrectly dressed will not be allowed into lessons and will be sent home to change.  This will be recorded on their school record as an Event. This can affect their attendance.

Behaviour

  • ID Cards must be worn at all times on a lanyard and visible around the neck.  Barking Abbey is a secure site and access will not be possible without an ID Card.

  • The behaviour of Year 12 students is expected to be of an exemplary standard at all times.

  • Bringing the name of Barking Abbey School or Sixth Form into disrepute outside of school will result in temporary or permanent exclusion.

  • Any student suspected of consuming alcohol will be expected to take a breathalyser test.  Students who refuse the test will be assumed to be guilty.  Consumption of alcohol or dangerous or illegal substances either on school premises or prior to coming onto school premises will be dealt with, regardless of age, by temporary or permanent exclusion.

  • The use of mobile phones is a privilege given to Sixth Formers.  However, these may only be used in the Sixth Form Centre and must be switched off around the school and in lessons.  Any mobile phone seen being used outside of the Sixth Form Centre will be confiscated and forfeited for one week.

TRANSFER TO YEAR 13

At the end of Year 12 students may apply for admission to Year 13; transfer is not automatic. Students’ acceptance into Year 13 will be determined by successful Public Examination results in an acceptable number of subjects (normally considered to be at least 2) and a good record of attainment, progress and effort in all lessons.

THE FINAL DECISION ON ANY ISSUE WILL BE MADE BY THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY ASPECT OF THE YEAR 12 CONTRACT MAY RESULT IN TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL OR BEING PLACED ON A STAGE 2 CONTRACT.  BREACH OF A STAGE 3 CONTRACT WILL LEAD TO PERMANENT REMOVAL FROM THAT SUBJECT.

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Sixth Form Contract

 

EXPECTATIONS EVENING

Each year the Sixth Form holds an 'Expectations Evening' for parents and students. A copy of the presentation is below for reference and those who were unable to attend.

Expectations Evening 2015