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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Behaviour for Learning

Cardinal Wiseman students are exceptional in the way they behave and respond to being given responsibility. Where student behaviour needs to be modified the school believes that sanctions alone will not be successful. Therefore, a clear, consistent and student focused sanctions and rewards system has been developed at the school. This policy has contributed to the positive behaviour for learning that is evident in every classroom.

In order to create positive behaviour for learning all STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Arrive on time (to school and lessons)
  • Be in correct uniform and bring correct equipment
  • Abide by the code of conduct
  • Follow teachers’ instructions immediately at all times
  • Work to the best of their ability, without distracting others

The school operates a 4 tiered approach to rewarding positive behaviour for learning and sanctioning unacceptable behaviour. Please click here for details


There is an automatic lunchtime detention with the Head of Year for any uniform, make-up or jewellery infringement.

Targeted Interventions: To support students who repeatedly fail to meet expectations

Although sanctions will be imposed where students fail to behave appropriately, the school will also seek to support students through carefully tailored interventions. These might include:

  • Tutor monitoring
  • Departmental (subject) report
  • Head Of Year report
  • Senior Leadership Team Report
  • Pastoral Support Plan
  • Peer Mentor
  • Learning Mentor Support
  • Education Therapist
  • Learner Support Team

The school works positively with students and their parent(s)/carer(s) to ensure the needs of all pupils are met. In more challenging circumstances it may be necessary to utilise the support of specific external support agencies. These include:

  • SAFE adolescent service
  • EASY project (substance misuse)
  • Social Services
  • Education Psychologist
  • Education Welfare Officer (attendance)
  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Behaviour for Learning Policy

The Behaviour for Learning Policy may be found in the Policies Section: Click here