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A2L – Attitude to Learning

At The Warriner School our 'Attitude to Learning' strategy has been designed to develop consistent positive behaviour, encourage interaction and create purposeful learning environments.

Attitude to Learning’s foundation is constructed around three key words to make it easy to understand and memorable for all students:  Responsible, Respectful and Ready.

Positive behaviour is rewarded through diligent work, taking the initiative and following the ethos set by the classroom teachers and the whole school community.


Step 1 – Reminder of A2L expectations

Step 2 – Teaching and Learning strategy used by the teacher

Step 3 – Last chance to comply with expectations

Step 4 – Compulsory Catch Up deployed for little work or effort in class, the ‘Responsible’ element

Step 5 – D2 is deployed for defiance or disruption of the lesson. This follows the ‘Respectful’ element and can result in removal from the lesson. These detentions are allocated by the Senior Leadership Team, Heads of Year and Subject Leaders.

These steps are for guidance, however a teacher may begin to sanction at any step in order to protect the positive Attitude to Learning within the room and can be altered if the teacher feels a restorative conversation can be completed.


CCU (Compulsory Catch-up) – Limited classwork or homework • Poor effort 

D2 – Disruptive of Learning • Misuse of ICT • Use of electronic mobile devices

D3 – More serious incidents including failure to attend a D2 or truancy

Compulsory Catch-up sessions:
These take place at break or lunchtimes, within subject areas or with form tutors.

D2 Detentions:
These take place on Tuesdays from 3.00-4.30pm, in incremental sessions of 30 minutes depending on severity of issue(s), with Heads of Year.

D3 Detentions:
These take place on Fridays from 3.00-3.45/4.30 depending on severity of issue(s), with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

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