VI Sixth Form Expectations

Expectations

We have a code of conduct which makes clear how we should behave in our community. It has the following aims: 

  • to allow all students to learn safely and securely;
  • to support teaching and learning in the classroom;
  • to foster respect for others, for property and the environment;
  • to encourage honesty, trust, fairness, tolerance and compassion;
  • to encourage and develop self-discipline and self-respect.

If students follow our Code they will be helping to create a positive and supportive learning environment in which everyone can be successful and have their achievements recognised and rewarded. 

General Conduct and Expectations within Sixth Form:

 All Sixth Form students with be expected to adhere to the following rules:

  • Wear ID badges, ensuring that they are clearly visible at all times.
  • Attend registration each morning promptly.
  • Attend all timetabled lessons and directed study periods.
  • Actively participate in mentor meetings.
  • Attend Parents’ Evening.
  • Attend all external examinations.
  • Complete all coursework as per deadlines set out by subject staff.
  • Complete all homework and lesson preparation as per deadlines set out by subject staff.
  • Participate in the Sixth Form Enrichment Programme.
  • Sign out if not on site.

Conduct within Lessons:

6th Form students have the right to learn and teachers have the right to teach. All students must respect the rights of others and follow these simple routines and rules:

  • Arrive on time to lessons and demonstrate a consistent level of maturity.
  • Bring the correct equipment to lessons.
  • Allow teachers to teach without distraction and allow others to learn without distraction.
  • Complete all classwork and homework to the highest standards.
  • As a matter of courtesy, alert subject teachers to any planned absences.
  • Do not use mobile phones in lesson times.

Conduct around the Academy:

All staff and students at The Cheadle Sixth Form College have the right to learn and work in a clean and tidy environment where everyone feels safe and secure. 

All students should follow these rules and demonstrate courtesy and respect to others at all times:

  • Set a positive example to lower school students by walking calmly to lessons.
  • Adhere to the dress code of smart at all times (see guidelines).
  • Drinking alcohol and / or smoking is not permitted on site or immediately outside of the school building.
  • Food may only be eaten in designated areas which include the Sixth Form common room and kitchen or in the school canteen. Eating in the corridors is strictly prohibited.
  • Sixth Formers who drive cars may only park in the designated Sixth Form car park.

Conduct in the Common Room

All students at The Cheadle Sixth Form College have the right to work in a clean and tidy environment where everyone feels safe and secure. 

All students should follow these rules and demonstrate courtesy and respect to others at all times:

  • Waste to be disposed of in the provided litter bins.
  • Plates are not to be left lying around.
  • Cups/mugs to be washed by the individual using them.
  • Feet are not to be placed on furniture.
  • No eating or drinking by the computer facilities.
  • Do not damage the common room or furniture in any way; this includes defacing displays.
  • No ball games in the common room.

Sanctions

Sixth Form students can be sent away by subject teachers for misconduct, being unprepared or being late to lessons. Additional sanctions include:

  • Not being allowed off site if work is not kept up to date;
  • Individual student contracts;
  • Isolation for students not adhering to the dress code;
  • Course removal for continued absence;

Extra time with subject teachers during or after Academy hours.

Dress Code

The Cheadle Sixth Form College believes that sixth formers should take care of their appearance and be well presented at all times. As senior students and role models for younger year groups, it is important that clothes are worn smartly. Standards of dress are an important part of the culture of the Sixth Form. The aim is to have a smart appearance that allows a degree of personal choice. ID badges should be worn and clearly visible.

Female Students

 

Allowed

Not allowed

Jacket

Smart modest style

Denim jacket

Top

A smart modest blouse, plain or with a discrete pattern

T shirts (of any description) Logoed shirts (e.g. sports manufacturers, teams, bands etc.)

Strappy tops

Blouses with plunging neck lines

Crop tops of any description

Jumper

A plain jumper or cardigan    

Hoodies  

Sweatshirts

Bodywarmers

Dresses

A smart modest dress

Backless or revealing necklines 

Excessively short dresses No branding or logos 

Skirt

A smart modest skirt

Excessively short skirts Branding or logos

Trousers

Smart trousers

Leggings/Jeggings

Blue Jeans/Jeans style trousers 

Branding or logos 

Shorts of any type

Shoes

Smart shoes, suitable for school

Black canvas pumps, with a black sole

Trainers

Sandals with no back

Flip flops

Ugg style boots

Backless shoes

High-healed shoes (2 inches or above)

Coats

 

Hoodies

Hair

A natural colour

Extreme styles

Piercings

Small nose stud

Ear piercings

Nose rings

Ear stretchers

Male Students

 

Allowed

Not allowed

Jacket

Suit style or blazer

Denim jacket  

Top

A smart shirt with collar

Logoed shirts and t shirts (e.g. sports manufacturers, teams, bands etc.)

Jumper

A plain jumper or cardigan    

Hoodies  

Sweatshirts

Bodywarmers

Trousers

Smart trousers

Blue Jeans/Jeans style trousers 

Branding or logos 

Shorts of any type

Shoes

Smart shoes, suitable for school

Black canvas pumps, with a black sole

Trainers

Sandals

Flip flops

Ugg style boots

Backless shoes

Coats

 

Hoodies

Hair

A natural colour

Extreme styles

Piercings

Small nose stud

Ear piercings

Ear stretchers

The final decision of what is considered to be suitable dress will be made by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. If uncertain, please clarify the suitability of items of clothing and style with them. Students who turn up to the college inappropriately dressed may be asked to go home and change. Students should accept that if they choose to dress inappropriately they are risking being sent home, with a consequent loss of learning time.

 

Homework Procedures

Attendance Procedures

Rewards Procedures