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St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College

Behaviour Policy






“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle)   


"Radiate" is the name given to our behaviour policy at St Bede's and St Joseph's. It is an approach rooted in the development of Virtue and moral Character.


The development of the virtues of Service and Self-control are explicitly encouraged in the SBSJ Radiate Behaviour Policy.  


Service can be seen through love of your neighbour and by being a good citizen. In lessons it will be demonstrated by positive behaviour and attitude to learning and through teamwork. Our commitment to this virtue is especially emphasised in the way we welcome visitors to our College.  


Self-control is crucial in the decisions we make. Radiate is a policy that provides repeated opportunities to make a positive choice. In lessons the C1, C2, C3, C4 approach gives students the chance to reflect on their behaviour, to exercise self-control and to make thoughtful decisions.  


The purpose of the policy is to provide explicit opportunities to develop self-control and constructively engage in the learning. If it is necessary to remove a student from a lesson, they will be asked to complete a reflection activity in Inclusion and to consider the steps they could take to make better choices in future. 

C1 – Choice  


Students are given a formal warning and opportunity to reflect and amend their behaviour.   

C2 – Challenge  


This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate self-control and avoid a consequence   

C3 – Consequence  


Students receive a C3 and a Behaviour Point will be added to the student record. Parents will be informed of the behaviour concern via ARBOR. The ARBOR Parent App will also provide behaviour and attendance information updated daily.

C4- Consequence and removal   


If a student continues to disrupt following a C3, a C4 will be issued and they will be removed from the lesson. Parents will be informed of the behaviour concern via ARBOR Parent APP.   A C4 Behaviour Point will be added to the student record.  


  • The standard consequence for any C3 will be a thirty-minute detention the following day. 
  • The consequence for a C4 incident will be a sixty-minute detention the following day. 
  • Parents will need to make suitable travel arrangements at the end of detentions. 


The use of afterschool detentions system will apply to all students in the College without exception.