Behaviour and Wellbeing
At Wymondham High we are very proud of the behaviour of our pupils. We believe it is vitally important to ensure the pupils and students are treated consistently and that they understand the reasons for our school rules. As a community we have clear guidelines about what happens when a child makes the wrong choices. These are contained in the Behaviour Policy [below]. We have a dedicated inclusion team whose role it is to ensure that behaviour is modified to allow pupils to engage in lessons and make excellent progress. The Inclusion Team do not have teaching commitments and can therefore dedicate all of their time towards addressing any issues that arise.
We take incidents of bullying very seriously and have a low number of recorded incidents of bullying across the Academy. However, we apply a consistent standard to ensure that pupils within our community do not adopt aggressive attitudes toward one another. Our values are instilled within our anti-bullying policy.
Whilst the standard of behaviour at Wymondham High is excellent, we very infrequently have to exclude a student for either a fixed-term [FTE] or under very rare circumstances permanently [PEX}. The circumstances surrounding an exclusion are outlined in the Academy's behaviour policy.
However, when we apply these very serious sanctions we fully comply with the Department for Education [DfE] guidelines on exclusions. The document below show how the process of exclusion works and the statutory framework around this, including the rights of parents to appeal a decision:
Please note a copy of all the school policies can be found on the policies page.
In addition to our inclusion team, we have a dedicated wellbeing service which includes two wellbeing support officers.
These adults support our young people by providing a drop-in centre during breaks and lunchtimes, 1:1 sessions and small group intervention work.
The wellbeing support officers are able to work with students who wish to engage with guidance for their emotional wellbeing. Where further support is required, referrals to external services can be made.
Norfolk Young Carers Needs Assessment Guide
Young Carers Agreement (This document is currently under review)
Young Carers Policy (This document is currently under review)