Behaviour and Expectations

Our Values








Article 29 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.’



Your parents and staff expect a great deal of you at  Bannockburn High. We expect the highest standards of effort, conduct, courtesy, work and dress. We also wish for you to participate in school life and to enjoy your time at school.

We wish for a POSITIVE ATTITUDE to be evident when you are in school or representing the school.

In Bannockburn High a positive attitude to school is much more important than individual ability but a positive attitude only exists if it is evident.

Evidence of a positive attitude will be:

  • wearing the full school uniform
  • keeping all jotters graffiti-free
  • attending punctually
  • working hard on classwork and homework

Certain rules are taken for granted in Bannockburn High.  All pupils at Bannockburn High must:

  • attend school regularly and on time
  • take care of their own health & safety
  • do nothing to jeopardise others’ health & safety
  • behave appropriately at all times in and around school and on transport to and from school
  • use appropriate language at all times
  • show respect for teachers, other members of staff, other pupils and visitors
  • accept the authority of all staff in school.

Some Specific Rules

Certain rules need to be specifically emphasised.

All pupils at Bannockburn High must:

  • keep the school litter and graffiti free;
  • take care of books, jotters and other materials & carry them in a suitable bag;
  • use mobile phones appropriately & only at intervals/lunchtimes (unless for educational use);
  • behave appropriately when leaving the school and going into the local community at lunchtimes.

Permission to Leave a Lesson

In the absence of prior notification from parents and a clear medical requirement, pupils repeatedly asking out of class to visit the toilet are simply disrupting learning for themselves and others.

Our Uniform Dress Code

The following are all part of our school uniform:

  • Blazer
  • Shirt & tie
  • School Sweatshirt
  • Black trousers or skirt
  • Dark shoes

Outdoor jackets, hats, scarves and gloves should be removed on entering the school building.

If questioned in regard to the above, pupils must accept the authority of staff as these expectations are reasonable, fair and achievable for all.


Breaking any of our school rules will have consequences depending on the gravity and/or frequency of the action. Some examples are:

  • Verbal reprimand
  • Re rooming
  • Referral to Curriculum Leader
  • Faculty 1/2 Letter
  • Detention
  • Withdrawal of privileges
  • Parents being contacted
  • Referral to a depute head teacher
  • Referral to the head teacher
  • Extraction from class
  • Parental meeting

Special Notes

During your time in school your focus must be on learning, sustaining effort and adopting a positive attitude. The changing nature of the influences on young people now makes it necessary for us to clarify our school’s policy on certain aspects of teenage life.

Personal Relationships

In school we expect all pupils to adhere to appro- priate personal contact and to refrain from overly familiar and inappropriate physical contact.

Personal Items

Expensive jewellery, personal electronic equipment (such as iPods, game consoles, mobiles) are brought to school at the individual’s risk. Neither the school nor the education authority carries insurance for loss, theft or damage to such items. Phones and iPods etc. are only ever permitted in class for educational use and will be confiscated if used without permission.

Texting, Facebook & Websites

There has been a disturbing rise in the number of issues which have surfaced in school as a result of pupils texting and using sites such as Facebook inappropriately. Pupils and families should ensure that issues caused or exacerbated by such  activities are not brought into school.  They should also be aware  that  malicious  use  of  such  communications can result in criminal prosecution.

School Transport

Transport companies have the responsibility to ensure that journeys to and from school are safe and  comfortable.    Pupils  whose  behaviour on school buses is a threat to the safety and comfort of others could be permanently excluded from accessing school transport. This also applies to smoking which, on public transport, is an offence.

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