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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 high expectations for behaviour and this is supported with our consequence system (as set out below):


Failure to demonstrate the Babington Learning Habits

During lesson learning habits have not been demonstrated due to:

C1.1 Persistent disruption of learning

C1.2 work not completed to PROUD standard

C1.3 not respecting each other

C1.4 not respecting the learning environment

Teacher will issue a Consequence 1 and consequence will follow as per the behaviour Tariff

U – Uniform/equipment infringements

L – Late to lesson (this will be marked on SIMS)

C1 Detention


Failure to demonstrate the PROUD qualities

During the lesson or at social time the Babington DNA has not been demonstrated due to:

C2.1 Inappropriate behaviour at social time

C2.2 Confiscated items

C2.3 Persistent failure to comply with expectations

C2.4 A lack of respect demonstrated to others

C2.5 Truancy

Member of staff will issue a Consequence 2 and consequence will follow as per the behaviour Tariff


Incidents of serious and/or extreme behaviour are logged as C3

C3.1 Physical altercation with another student.

C3.2 Verbal abuse to staff

C3.3 Verbal abuse to another student.

C3.4 Discrimination against another student.

C3.5 Smoking/vaping/other illegal substances

C3.6 Possession of a weapon

C3.7 Threatening behaviour

C3.8 Dangerous or violent behaviour

C3.9 Sexual misconduct

C3.10 Theft

C3.11 Deliberate vandalism or damage to school property

C3.12 Misuse of social media to bully, intimidate or humiliate others

C3.13 Serious incident

Member of SLT will issue a Consequence 3* and consequence will follow as per the behaviour Tariff.

*Follow C3 behaviour appendix plan.

The Babington Way for Behaviour for Learning is a new system for academic year 2023-24. It 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.

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 consequence system will come into effect:

C1 Consequence 1 – Incident logged and Lunchtime detention
C2 Consequence 2 – Incident logged and 45 minutes after school detention
C3 Consequence 3 – Member of SLT will investigate and further consequence will be issued

SLT Detention these will be issued for a variety of reasons and will be 1 hour after school

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

The Academy is currently adopting a ‘Restorative Approach’ alongside the consequence 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.


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:

  • 100 points = Bronze Award
  • 200 points = Silver Award
  • 500 points = Gold Award
  • 1000 points = Platinum Award
  • 1250 points = Diamond Award

In addition, we have a House system at Babington; there are seven 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.


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