We are very clear about our vision of the culture and character that we expect from our students and staff alike, and this approach underpins everything that we do.

We are first and foremost a community – four Houses in one school, and every student and every member of staff is a member of that community – we all belong and despite our differences and diversity, we all belong to Prospect. Our shared sense of belonging is a key feature of our culture and character.

Secondly, students know and understand that we will give our “first attention to best conduct” – that is, students who are engaged, working hard and contributing to their own and the learning of others will get the most positive attention from their teachers. Those who do not meet our expectations cannot expect the attention of their teacher or classmates. Students can expect to be praised frequently, with just quiet reminders to get back on task. We track rewarding and consequence data on a daily basis so we know how well every student is doing – on average we give out eight times more rewards than consequences!

The atmosphere around the school is purposeful and orderly. Pupils are polite and show respect and consideration for others.

Ofsted, May 2019

Ladders to Success

All our students know that we like to reward them most of all.

We have a straightforward hierarchy of rewards that leads to House Points and a range of rewards. House Points are awarded to individual students, but also count towards their overall house total.

Similarly, there are consequences for students who do not meet our expectations, which are given in a fair and consistent way and are designed to give the student the opportunity to reflect on their behaviour and adjust it accordingly.

The ladders are printed inside student planners. For the vast majority of students, they will only ever need to refer to the Rewards!

Mr Matt Priddey - Assistant Headteacher: Culture and Character


  • R1: Verbal praise – 1 House Point
  • R2: Postcard home – 2 HP
  • R3: Postcard home – 5HP
  • R4: Formal letter home – 10HP
  • R5: Tutor student of the term, formal letter home – 15HP
  • R6: HOH student of the term, formal letter home – 20HP
  • R7: Students of the Year, Certificate, Honours Board – 25HP
  • R8 – Exceptional Contribution, Headteacher’s Commendation, Honours Board – 30HP

There is also a monthly ‘Headteacher’s Breakfast’, where our highest performing students are invited to for pastries and hot chocolate with the Headteacher and Student Leadership Team

Behaviour for Learning Policy


  • C1: Verbal warning – 1 Consequence Point
  • C2: 30 minute Detention – 2CP
  • C3: Removal from lesson, Tutor Report – 3CP
  • C4: Senior Detention, HOH Report – 4CP
  • C5: Internal Exclusion, Assistant Headteacher Report – 5CP
  • C6: Fixed Term Exclusion, Headteacher/Governor Exclusion Panel – 6CP
  • C7: Permanent Exclusion
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