At Michaela, we will set high standards for learning and behaviour. The first five days at school in Year 7 will be dedicated to teaching positive behaviour and settling children into their new routine so that each child understands what is expected of them when both inside and outside our school.
On yesterday’s BBC News, Michaela’s Headmistress Designate, Katharine Birbalsingh explained: “What makes for good discipline are excellent systems, routines and consistency. The main thing that keeps children behaving properly is not just the punishment: it’s the ethos and culture of the school you establish precisely by having those routines and that consistency. The Head and Senior Leadership Team need to support their staff in the classroom to ensure whole-school, consistent application of rules.”
You may have also heard Katharine talk about discipline on yesterday’s Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.