At Lathom High School we expect the highest standards of behaviour. As a caring school we treat all our students with respect and we expect this in return from our students.
To prepare students for their future success beyond Lathom, we are dedicated to learning for all at all times. Any behaviour that disrupts learning, or shows a lack of respect for staff, students or the fabric of the school, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
All our students are expected to behave in a manner which does not bring the name of our school into disrepute or threaten the health and safety of other students, staff or members of the public. This includes the journey to and from school and any school visits.
Lathom High School has an established clear and effective policy on Behaviour Management and anti-bullying which, when followed, ensures that our students act as great ambassadors for Lathom and the community of Skelmersdale and feel safe. We firmly believe that effective planning, recognisable short-term goals for students and absolute consistency from all members of staff sets the groundwork for effective behaviour. Through student and parent voice activities our students tell us that Lathom High School is a safe and happy place where they enjoy their lessons and where staff want them to do well.
For further information please see the Behaviour Policy for our school.
We pride ourselves on being a school that acknowledges and celebrates the achievements and successes of all our students. Across the school – inside and outside the classroom – there are many opportunities for students to be recognised and praised for their academic achievements, progress, contributions to the school community, behaviour and attendance.
Text messages and postcards are sent home to our students and their family to recognise a particular achievement, act or effort. The exceptionally positive feedback from students and parents alike, suggests that this method of rewarding our students is highly valued and appreciated by all. All subject teachers, as well as the pastoral teams, use both methods to celebrate achievement and students really value going home to a positive message as recognition of their hard work, effort and commitment.
Assemblies are held termly and are an excellent opportunity to celebrate achievements in a formal manner. Through analysis of behaviour and rewards system, individual subject nominations and attendance records we use PROUD Assemblies to praise and recognise the whole term successes of students who have consistently and continuously pushed themselves to achieve well. The reputation and high profile of this termly event involves the Headteacher, Deputy and Assistant Headteachers, Year Team and Form Tutors. This opportunity provides our students with an invaluable opportunity to support, share and celebrate each other’s successes together, which, in turn, promotes an acceptance of positive achievements and excellent behaviour.