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Ready to Learn - all you need to know

Published on 08/07/16

From September, a big change is coming to Orchard School Bristol.

We will be introducing Ready to Learn (RTL) - a new focus on ensuring EVERY child has the right to learn without disruption.

Please watch our video or read below for further information... 



From September, we will be introducing Ready to Learn (RTL) - a new focus on ensuring EVERY child has the right to learn without disruption.

We want to protect valuable learning time and ensure students stay focused in the classroom. For this, we need a strong approach to managing behaviour.

By introducing this new system, we aim to eliminate disruptive behaviour; ensure that students understand acceptable behaviourencourage students to take responsibility for their actions and enable staff to deliver engaging, creative and enjoyable lessons

Students will be required to follow four simple rules - if these are followed, everyone will have the best chance possible to learn:

1. Follow instructions promptly
2. Remain on task
3. Listen when others are speaking
4. Speak appropriately

If students do not follow one of the four rules, firstly a warning will be given by the classroom teacher.

Should the disruptive behaviour continue, the student will be removed from their classroom to spend a full school day in the RTL room. Here, the student will be provided with appropriate work, and parents or carers will be informed.

The RTL room will run for an hour after the end of the school day, meaning any student sent there will need to remain in school until 4pm. And break times will also be cut for those students.

If the student refuses to go to RTL or continues to misbehave, the student would receive a one day Fixed Term Exclusion, and the student - together with parents/carers - will then need to attend a reintegration meeting before starting back at school.

Students also absent on a day when they are scheduled to be in the RTL room will have to complete the sanction when they return.

Our Inclusion team will take into account students who may have special educational needs or disabilities.

If you have any further questions about OSB's new behaviour system, please contact us via our General Enquiry Form. Alternatively, come along to our consultation evenings where you will be able to discuss Ready to Learn with a member of staff. 

Consultation Evenings

  • Thursday 14th July, 3.30-5pm
  • Monday 18th July, 6-7.30pm