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Chesterfield High School

Expectations

Sixth Form Expectations

Sixth Form students at Chesterfield High School will be expected to behave responsibly and act as a role model to all the pupils on the site. Student conduct in and around school should reflect a Sixth Formers age and position as a senior in the school. We require students to act as role models in all that they say and do so that the good name of Chesterfield High School is upheld and maintained.

Sixth Form Dress Code

The students in Years 12 and 13 are role models for younger pupils and their standards of dress are an important part of the culture at Chesterfield High School. It is hoped that Sixth Form students will be proud of their professional appearance creating a positive image not just in school but also within the wider community. Furthermore, this dress code will prepare the students for a potential career where smart or formal attire is obligatory. Students who choose not to adhere to the dress code outlined below will miss valuable lesson time.

Sixth Form Students are expected to exercise mature judgement in their choice of attire. The Headteacher has the final decision upon what is and is not suitable attire for the Sixth Form and students who arrive at school wearing items not permitted within the dress code will be asked to go home and change into suitable clothing.

Hair and Jewellery

Unconventional hair styles and extreme and unnatural hair colours are not acceptable. Hair styles are expected to be of a natural hair colour and hair length no shorter than a number 2. Any style that obscures the face is not permitted

• No facial jewellery allowed

• Strictly one pair of stud earrings

• Ear lobe stretchers are not permitted

• Tattoos must be covered

• A discreet amount of make-up may be worn

• All nails must be of a short length

Attendance

Level 3 Qualifications are rigorous courses, therefore maintaining an excellent attendance and punctuality record is a prerequisite for academic success. Exemplary attendance for University applications, work placements or apprenticeship schemes is crucial and is therefore a priority for all Sixth Formers. All students are required to be on site for 8.30am until 1.10pm. During independent study periods students are expected to undertake their work. We expect students to be self managers when it comes to their own learning and using time wisely. Where students are flagged as being behind with their work a directed and more structured timetable will be enforced. Students should not make appointments during the school day and parents are required to report any absence before 8.50am each day. Pupils are not permitted to self-certify. Any request for an absence must be completed and signed by a parent or carer. This should be handed directly to either the Year 12 or 13 Student Support Manager.

Poor attendance and punctuality will instigate procedures which affect the completion of courses chosen.