At Dean Trust Wigan, we have 3 rules –
Staff at Dean Trust Wigan recognise the hard work and exemplary behaviour of our pupils in a variety of ways. Rewards at Dean Trust Wigan take many forms. These include:
The ‘Stars of the Week’ are announced in assembly. Each week the Head of Year nominates two pupils to receive a prize for outstanding contributions to school life. The criteria for these awards include outstanding work in class, consistent and determined effort, contribution to extra -curricular activities and fir citizenship. Each ‘Star’ receives a pair of cinema tickets so that they can take a friend or parent/ carer with them to enjoy a film at the local cinema. Our Stars of the Week will also feature in the weekly newsletter.
Staff present a praise postcard each lesson to the pupil or pupils that they feel have deserved it the most. These postcards are given for a variety of reasons including quality of work, academic progress, resilience, teamwork or for excellent assessment results. The pupils take these cards home to show parents/ carers and then return them to their Head of Year to be entered into a prize draw each week in assembly.
Each half term we put all cards that have been received over the weeks into another draw for an even bigger prize.
Pupils receive ‘Behaviour for Progress’ grades at each review point. The pupils with the best grades will receive a letter of commendation from their Head of Year. This pupils with the best grades in the school will receive a letter from the Headteacher.
Pupils are greeted each morning by senior staff. Full uniform, including plain black shoes and a school bag containing equipment, are required prior to entry into the school. Alternatives to the published uniform are not permitted and the pupils will be able to borrow the correct uniform until it can be rectified. Piercings, acrylic nails and nail polish are not permitted.
You must come prepared for learning with a school bag, pencil case, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and this journal. Anyone who requires equipment must purchase it prior to the start of the school day. We have supplies available for purchase.
Mobile phones and other devices are not permitted in school. If you are seen with a mobile phone anywhere in school it will be confiscated. If you need to contact home then you should find a senior member of staff and you will be allowed to use a phone in a designated place.
These types of drinks (including Lucozade) are not permitted at the school. Anyone with an energy drink will have it confiscated and it will be thrown away. Drink bottles larger than 500ml will not be permitted.
Any pupil arriving to form after the 8.30am bell will be regarded as late and will receive a lunchtime detention. Any pupils arriving after 9.00am will be classed as having an ‘unauthorised absence’. Ten ‘unauthorised absences’ will result in a penalty notice being issued.
Smoking including the use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted on the school site.
Pupils who choose not to adhere to school standards will receive sanctions which include detentions, or time in our ICE (I Can Engage) room. In extreme circumstances we may issue fixed term exclusions.