Sir Jonathan North College is a learning community committed to providing high quality education.  In order to achieve this, all students and staff have the right to work in a safe, calm, orderly and positive environment, conducive to effective learning for all. 

We have very high expectations of the behaviour of students, both in lessons and around College.  We want to ensure that students are not disturbed in lessons by the poor behaviour of others.  We want to support all staff to be consistent when challenging poor behaviour.



It is expected that parents/carers will: 

  • ensure their child is in the correct college dress. 
  • ensure their child has a school bag and the correct equipment they require.
  • encourage full attendance by avoiding holidays in term time and arranging routine medical and dental appointments outside of the college day.
  • inform the college as soon as possible if their child cannot attend college because of illness.
  • ensure that their child arrives punctually to the college.
  • ensure that their child completes homework by checking Show My Homework.
  • attend Parents’ Evenings and other discussions about their child’s progress.


Consequences of Good Behaviour

We believe that rewards play a vital part in encouraging students to fulfil their potential and to demonstrate a love of learning. 

The college has developed its reward systems to recognise and celebrate good progress, good attitudes to learning, good achievement, as well as good attendance and punctuality.

These rewards operate alongside the college’s positive attitude towards learning system and the systems that are already in place in each subject area. 


Achievement points are awarded for

  • Consistently high levels of effort / contribution
  • Consistently producing good / improving work.
  • Developing their character strengths embodied in our values of resilience, respect, reflectiveness and resourcefulness.
  • Academic achievement is measured against the student’s ability.  The more able your child is, the more we expect of them.


Other rewards include

  • Postcards and phone calls home
  • Work on display
  • End of term reward events
  • Verbal and written praise

Principal Awards are celebrated half termly.  Students are nominated for these award by staff for a variety of reasons. The aim is to recognise and showcase student achievements. The college records rewards on the school information management system.

More information on Behaviour can be found in the complete Parents' Handbook.