Exclusion Arrangements

When young people choose to break rules or behave unacceptably at Christ the King Catholic Academy, then they must understand that there will be consequences.

At Christ the King Catholic Academy we strive to apply these consequences in a fair and consistent way and in proportion to the offence.  The range of sanctions open to all staff include: additional written work, loss of playtime or lunchtime, loss of Golden Time, removal of privileges such as representing the school in a sporting fixture, speaking with parents.  Christ the King Catholic Academy operates a staged sanction system. 

Stage 1 involves class teacher delivering the sanction.  At this level a note may go home or parent informed.  This may take place over the phone, via the home school diary or by short informal meeting after school with class teacher.  The situation will be monitored by support from the Teaching Assistant and Class Teacher.  ABC Charts and Incident Logs from the Vulnerable Pupil Sequence would be used to record this level of intervention 

Stage 2 is implemented for children who are persistently remaining at Stage 1.  In this case the SENCO, Behaviour support assistants and the class teacher would arrange a meeting with parents and child.  This Strategy Meeting would be used to discuss a way forward and agree targets for the child.  Regular review meetings would take place to monitor the child’s progress.  Again the Vulnerable Pupil Sequence would be used to offer support strategies and timely intervention.  It may be appropriate at this stage for the child to join the Nurture Unit for a short period of time to support this social skill development. 

Stage 3 is the final sanction as sometimes exclusion is Christ the King Catholic Academy’s only option.  This is only ever sanctioned by the Head teacher and is called “fixed term exclusion”.  This would occur in extreme circumstances where a child has deliberately injured a member of staff or pupil.  Fixed Term Exclusions would also be considered when a pupil has been given repeated opportunities to change behaviour and has not done so. 

Sadly on a few occasions leaders at Christ the King Catholic Academy may have to consider permanently excluding a pupil, who continually fails to meet the school standards. Permanent exclusion can also be used for a very serious one-off incident.  That said there have been no exclusions (permanent or otherwise) since the last inspection in 2013 when this was raised as an area to address.