Learning within the classroom is based on the six Personal, Learning and Thinking skills (PLTS):
1. Self Managers:
Young people organise themselves, showing personal responsibility, initiative, creativity and enterprise with a commitment to learning and self-improvement. They actively embrace change, responding positively to new priorities, coping with challenges and looking for opportunities.
2. Effective Participators:
Young people actively engage with issues that affect them and those around them. They play a full part in the life of their school, college, workplace or wider community by taking responsible action to bring improvements for others as well as themselves.
3. Creative Thinkers:
Young people think creatively by generating and exploring ideas, making original connections. They try different ways to tackle a problem, working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.
4. Reflective Learners:
Young people evaluate their strengths and limitations, setting themselves realistic goals with criteria for success. They monitor their own performance and progress, inviting feedback from others and making changes to further their learning.
5. Independent Enquirers:
Young people process and evaluate information in their investigations, planning what to do and how to go about it. They take informed and well-reasoned decisions, recognising that others have different beliefs and attitudes.
6. Team Workers:
Young people work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own part. They listen to and take account of different views. They form collaborative relationships, resolving issues to reach agreed outcomes.
Students are rewarded for achievement in these areas on a daily basis through our SPLAT system, by working towards their weekly Personal, Learning and Thinking Skill Target.
We currently use a Card System of warnings for students. Students who do not follow the Corley Code are warned to give them an opportunity to correct their behaviour, then given a Yellow Card, an Amber Card and a Red Card.
Amber Cards result in a fifteen minute lunchtime detention.
Red Cards result in a forty-five minute after school detention.
Students consistently not following the Corley Code will go through stages of Pastoral Support where they go on a Report Card, reporting first to their Mentor and then to their Senior Link.