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Our behaviour expectations are based around our values of Respect, Aspiration, Responsibility and Equality. 


Guilsborough Academy has always had a positive behaviour policy with the aim of ensuring a calm, orderly working environment conducive to effective learning. Our Positive Behaviour Policy aims to support and promote good behaviour by developing this sense of community and shared values. Our students play a part in determining our positive behaviour policy and how it is it put into practice in school, for example, by voting on rewards.

To find out more about our positive behaviour policy and other key documents, please look at the attached documents for more information.


spotlight on positive behaviour

Spotlight on promoting positive behaviour at Guilsborough Academy


Attitude to Learning (ATL) grades

Students receive an Attitude to Learning grade for every lesson. All students begin each lesson on a 2, which is adjusted at the end of the lesson to reflect how they behaved and progressed within the hour. The descriptors are shown below. Students with the lowest average Attitude to Learning grades are rewarded with a celebration. So far this year, these students attended a cinema afternoon with sweet treats.

Positive points

Students are awarded positive points on Go4Schools for the following events, which are celebrated in termly assemblies:

  • Demonstrating impeccable manners
  • Excellent contribution to lesson
  • Excellent homework
  • Excellent leadership
  • Excellent practical work
  • Excellent written work
  • Making excellent progress between lessons
  • Millionaire reader (Accelerated Reader)
  • Positively representing the Academy
  • Supporting a student
  • Supporting a member of staff
  • Upholding the Academy’s RARE values

Classroom behaviour management

We have a three-step behaviour management process for all lessons. The poster below is displayed in all classrooms and reminds students of what will happen should they be warned, moved or removed from their lessons.


Detention escalation

The poster below explains the type of centralised detentions that a student might receive. The detentions below are in addition to those ran by class teachers for incidents that occur within the lesson, for example incomplete work.


It is really pleasing to see that the percentage of students receiving an afterschool detention due to missing curriculum detentions has reduced each term.


% of detentions escalated to afterschool