- Arrive promptly and take out your equipment and homework diaries straight away.
- Show respect for other pupils and their property
- Speak politely and respectfully to the teacher.
- Listen to each other and your teachers. When other pupils are speaking wait for them to finish before taking a turn to talk.
- Follow your teacher’s instructions. If you are confused then put up your hand and ask.
- Making unhelpful comments about the work that you are being asked to do is discouraging for everyone – be positive or keep quiet!
- Don’t be discouraged if the work is difficult. Having a go and persevering are qualities to value.
- If an adult walks into the classroom stop any discussions until you are told what to do. Remember if it is a guest it is good to acknowledge them in a courteous and friendly way.
- On encountering staff and other pupils for the first time during the day it is courteous to greet them. Even a smile is courteous if its a person you don’t know. Don’t forget to thank guests who have helped.
- Use a blue or black ink pen, underline headings with a ruler and draw diagrams in pencil.
- Present the work appropriately – comments or doodles are not appropriate.
- Only decorate the covers of your class books when you are given specific permission to do so.
- Look after your books – cover your textbooks and keep them in bags or classrooms, not the cloakrooms.