Behaviour and Safety

At Skipton Girls’ High School we expect all students to be:

  • Respectful of all others and the environment
  • Responsible (arrive on time, be fully equipped for learning and wear the correct uniform)
  • Resilient (show grit, determination and effort in all class work and home learning activities)

We use our Attitudes to Learning definitions to support you in thinking about how your Behaviour impacts on your Learning.

Attitudes to Learning

Effort is the key to success

A student making excellent effort (outstanding)…

is determined to benefit from all learning opportunities available. She...

  • enthusiastically takes responsibility for their own learning and progress
  • actively seeks and acts on feedback;
  • perseveres with challenges;
  • is focussed, uses time efficiently and actively participates in the lesson at all times
  • supports the learning of others in collaborative work and drives the focus

A student making good effort (motivated)…

is a responsible and hardworking student, who tries her best to do what is asked of them. She...

  • takes responsibility for their learning and puts effort into being organised
  • responds well to feedback and completes tasks as required
  • with encouragement, is willing to persevere when things are difficult
  • does all that is asked of them and sometimes more
  • maintains focus whether working collaboratively or individually

A student making minimum effort (coasting) …

Is meeting requirements but could make more of opportunities available. She...

  • responds to their teacher’s interest in their own progress and learning
  • usually completes set tasks if supervised but no more
  • is generally focused and well behaved if there are no distractions
  • needs direction to improve work after feedback
  • needs to be more resilient when tasks become difficult

A student making insufficient effort...

Is a student that needs to become a more responsible learner and may need support and/or intervention. She needs to...

  • display more interest in making progress in their learning
  • make an effort to be involved in the lesson and avoid disrupting the learning of others
  • act on feedback provided and take some responsibility for their own behaviour
  • embrace challenges
  • spend more time on tasks and take more pride in their work


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