Behaviour & Safety

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The classroom is at the heart of the school. Effective teaching and learning are dependent on good behaviour and a disciplined environment. The Academy seeks to ensure a consistent approach to establishing good classroom behaviour routines through implementation of ‘The Babington Way for Behaviour for Learning’.

‘The Babington Way for Behaviour for Learning’

For all lessons, we the students will:

  1. Get to lessons on time – within 4 minutes of the bell
  2. Line up outside the classroom and/or
  3. Go in quietly and stand behind the seats given to us in a seating plan
  4. Greet our teacher politely
  5. Wait to be asked to sit down
  6. Answer our names politely when the register is called
  7. Listen to the teacher and each other
  8. Put our hands up to speak
  9. Try our best at all times
  10. Wait behind our chairs at the end of the lesson
  11. Leave quietly when we are told to

Our teachers will:

  1. Meet us at the door of our classroom
  2. Greet us politely
  3. Seat us according to a seating plan
  4. Tell us when the lesson is over and we can leave
  5. Expect to be able to help us learn without
    having to deal with poor behaviour
  6. Expect the best from us

At Babington we have a clear ‘Amber 1, Amber 2, Red’ system to manage student behaviour around the Academy. The system has been in place for a number of years and encourages students to manage their own behaviour. It is important that students accept responsibility for their actions and our behaviour management system helps students to do this. As a school we make sure that staff apply the system consistently.

The Academy aims to reward good behaviour and behaviours for learning demonstrating the Babington DNA; this consists of PROUD characteristics:

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Offering Gratitude
  • Understanding myself and others
  • Dare to Dream

When a student demonstrates the Babington DNA we will reward them with PROUD Points. PROUD points earn rewards for the individual student and for the student’s house.

Individual rewards:

  • PROUD points are added to the student’s personal total and are ‘cashed in’ for rewards.
  • Students will receive PROUD points in lessons from class teachers, in form time and in social time.
  • Staff can award PROUD points in a lesson specific to the PROUD quality the student has demonstrated, each proud point awarded is worth 2 PROUD points.
  • 5 points can be awarded by Heads of House and Subject Leaders to recognise excellent effort in demonstrating the PROUD qualities.
  • 10 points can be awarded by the senior leadership team. This is only to be awarded to recognise truly outstanding examples of the ‘PROUD’ traits where students have gone above and beyond.

Babington DNA Awards

Student’s running total will allow students to access our very prestigious Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Babington DNA awards.

Students need to earn the following amount of PROUD points to achieve a Babington DNA Award:

  • 150 points = Bronze Award
  • 250 points = Silver Award
  • 350 points = Gold Award
  • 500 points = Platinum Award
  • 1000 points = Diamond Award

In addition we have a House system at Babington; there are six houses named after Leicester parks.  When students demonstrate the Babington DNA in lessons, social time, extra-curricular time, within the local community, students will earn PROUD Points for their house; this unlocks rewards for their form group and House and contributes to points for the annual Babington DNA House competition.

All students are expected to be sensible and work in harmony with all members of the Academy. They must also be good ambassadors for the school and understand that they are responsible for their actions.

In lessons when a student does not follow the expectations of behaviour then the following system will come into effect:

Amber 1 ‘A1’ First warning
Amber 2 ‘A2’ Final warning
Red   ‘Red card’ Incident logged and 30 minute detention given

Behaviour data is collected and analysed regularly and where appropriate some students may need further support in modifying their behaviour and this maybe done through a number of initiatives like ‘Report Cards’, ‘Pastoral Support Plans’ etc.

The Academy is currently adopting a ‘Restorative Approach’ alongside the ‘A1, A2 Red’ behaviour management system. Restorative Approaches recognise that incidents harm everyone; this includes the wrong doer, the harmed and the wider community.  A restorative approach intends to make ‘things’ right, with the wrong doer accepting responsibility for their actions, repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward for all parties concerned.

This will involve staff using a restorative approach when dealing with incidents. This may include de-escalation strategies, the use of restorative language (see below), corridor conferences (see below) and the use of a restorative circle in which the wrong doer, the harmed and the wider community gather in a circle to seek a resolution to a problem in which all parties have the opportunity to express how they feel and through effective communication find a positive way forward after the wrong doer accepts responsibility for their actions.


Babington Academy is committed to Safeguarding and Child Protection. To ensure that our students are safe we work closely with:

  • Local Safeguarding and Children Board
  • Children and Young People’s Services
  • Child Protection Unit
  • School Health
  • Educational Psychology
  • Open Door Leicester
  • Looked After Children Service

If you have any concerns regarding your child or any other child at the academy please contact Mrs Fenton who is our designated Teacher for Child Protection on 0116 222 1616.

Keeping children and young people safe online

Parents and guardians should supervise the internet use of the young people in their care.

See Government advice:

Link to the latest version of the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document:

Keeping Children Safe in Education


Link to the DFE guidance on Peer-on-peer abuse:

DFE Guide to Peer on Peer Abuse


Operation Encompass

All Leicester Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
For further information please download the letter at the bottom of this page.

Please see the latest update (September 2022) below.

Safety Contacts for Young People

In school:

  • Speak to school staff
  • Contact the Cyber Mentors - they are always happy to help

Outside school hours:

  • Child Line 0800 11 11

Anti-Bullying Policy

Babington Academy recognises that all students should be able to attend, learn and make progress in a safe and caring environment free from bullying. The Anti-Bullying policy is here to promote an anti-bullying ethos by:

  • ensuring that everyone at the academy is aware of what bullying is
  • creating an anti-bullying culture and promoting good citizenship
  • having effective procedures and strategies in place that deal with any bullying issues
  • ensuring that there is a clear link between the understanding and promotion of anti-bullying and effective learning
  • ensuring that there is a clear link between the understanding and promotion of anti-bullying and effective learning
  • ensuring that there is a clear link between the Anti-Bullying policy and the school Behaviour for Learning Policy

In November 2012 Leicester City Council awarded Babington Academy the Leicester City Anti-Bullying Community Award. The award recognises the work done by the school in proactively and effectively tackling bullying.