Handbook 16: Code of Conduct

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  • Look after property
  • Be kind and helpful
  • Listen
  • Show respect
  • Don’t discriminate
  • Be honest





  • For health and safety reasons, everyone attending the Saturday Programme must sign in and out using the sign-in sheet provided on site. All Parents/Guardians are responsible to ensure the safe collection and/or transportation of their students to and from the Saturday Programme venue. If your child(ren) are in school Year 7+, and you wish them to leave site unattended, please complete this online form.



  • No one may enter any teaching rooms without permission and without a coach, tutor or member of staff present. This includes all students, parents, carers, siblings and other visitors.
  • All outside facilities should be used in an appropriate and safe manner (this means no climbing or sitting on table tennis tables, etc.). Students will not be permitted outside except during break times.
  • No one will be allowed on the school grounds unless they are a registered participant of the Saturday Programme or a sibling accompanied by an adult.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is NO AUTHORISED PARKING at Bridge Academy for attendees of the programme. The front car park (Weymouth Terrace) is reserved for HMDT Music Staff and Tutorial Staff ONLY. The rear carpark is reserved for Bridge Academy and Saturday Programme staff.



  • No one should touch or move any items in any classrooms unless expressly asked to do so by a member of the tutorial staff. Do not turn computers on.
  • Please treat the property and belongings of Bridge Academy with respect at all times and leave all rooms as you find them.



  • During break times students are not permitted to wander throughout the school or leave the building, and must wait in the atrium until the start of their next activity. Students in Years 7+ will be permitted to leave the building by parental consent, but will be required to sign out and back in upon their return. Consent Forms may be requested from a member of staff. PLEASE NOTE: that students not adhering to the rules governing permission slip requests may have their privileges revoked. In addition, permission to leave the building may be revoked on an individual basis or for an entire group of students should there be any safety concerns (as determined by HMDT Music) which would warrant this.
  • All food and drink must be consumed either in the atrium or outside and may not be taken into any of the classrooms or upstairs. Please do not drop litter except in waste bins; if you spill something please wipe it up, or ask a member of staff for assistance. The Saturday School does not employ cleaning staff and this is NOT provided by Bridge Academy. This task falls to our staff on site on Saturday, and we would be grateful if you would help them by cleaning up when you are using the atrium.
  • Parents/carers of Fledglings Foundation Course and ICS! Minis students are expected to be present during the Saturday Programme to supervise their children. Occasionally parents and carers wish to leave their children in the care of another adult. In this instance you must ensure that HMDT Music’s Senior Manager is made aware of who the adult responsible for your child(ren) is. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.



  • Parents/carers using the Saturday Programme’s facilities whilst waiting for students MUST take responsibility for supervising any other children in their care (including students’ siblings who have different timetables) and NOT allow them to wander around the building or behave in a disruptive or inappropriate manner.



  • ALL ATTENDEES of the Saturday Programme (parents, students, visitors) are expected to show appropriate respect to each other, our volunteers and staff, including the facilities staff on site at Bridge Academy. WE WILL TAKE ANY VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE OF VOLUNTEERS AND/OR STAFF VERY SERIOUSLY, and such inappropriate conduct may result in dismissal from the Saturday Programme. Please report any concerns to your tutor, or go directly to the Outreach Manager, Sabina Noble.
  • Treat others are you wish to be treated: fairly, with dignity, and without discrimination.
  • Report bullying, of yourself, of others, to someone you feel comfortable with.
  • Use social networks appropriately and to spread positive messages.
  • Use appropriate language at all times and especially when referring to someone’s race, gender, religion, sexuality, belief or ability.



  • Look after your instrument. Never leave it unattended, never run with it and always carry it in its case. Instruments will be taken away from students who do not look after them.



  • Regular attendance is critical to a musical education. It is not only important to the individual student to maintain consistent learning, but it is also important to understand that in an ensemble situation, each student contributes to the group as a whole, and missing a lesson lets the group down. At the Saturday Programme we try to instil a healthy level of responsibility in each student, so regular attendance is crucial. Students are expected to commit themselves to attending the Saturday Programme every week during term time throughout the year, and to follow up their work with additional home practice. Student attendance and punctuality is monitored and recorded. Students who miss three weeks of lessons during a term will be at risk of losing their place at the Saturday Programme. There are no make-up lessons available.


IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Bridge Academy is within its rights to ban parents

from entering the school grounds, which for some students may jeopardise their ability to

attend. Please uphold the code of conduct and remember that the Saturday Programme is

lucky to be able to use this venue.



In response to any student disregarding the Code of Conduct or any behavioural difficulty, we

have put in place this Behaviour Support Plan in order to minimise the risk to the student and

others at the Saturday Programme.


Strike One

Should any student break the Code of Conduct or consistently commit minor offences

(e.g. dropping litter) the following action will take place:

1) Student is spoken to by a member of staff and misbehaviour discussed.


Strike Two

Should the Code of Conduct be consistently broken, or if the nature of the incident puts

others at risk (any form of violence or damaging of property), the following procedure will

take place:


2) Phone call home to parent/carer to discuss misbehaviour/incident; AND,

3) Student Behaviour Report written and sent home to parent/carer; AND/OR,

4) Parent/carer asked to attend a meeting with HMDT Music Staff


Strike Three

Continual disregard of the Code of Conduct will result in:

5) Dismissal from the Saturday Programme.


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