Behaviour & Detentions
The Barlow Behaviour for Learning:
The Barlow Sanctions:
If your child has a detention, the first contact listed in our
information system will receive a text message notifying them
of the detention the day before it takes place. The first contact
is the person you listed as first contact in the data pack you
completed on admission.
If you need additional information about a set detention you can
contact school and the teacher that set the detention will call you
back within the 48 hrs.
Contact the Deputy Headteachers when you receive your
notification or before 12.00pm on the detention day
If your child receives a detention and due to
unforeseen circumstances you need to change that
If you have a concern about the detention being issued that
needs to be addressed before the detention takes place.
If your child is late they will receive a 30 minute detention.
You will receive a text message notification on the same day.
At The Barlow RC High School we believe in rewarding effort,
recognising achievement and encouraging pupils to aspire to be the
very best that they can be. Pupils are rewarded in school via SPAR
points, which are issued by teachers for the following positive
behaviours demonstrated in school:<
- Making good progress in their school work,
alongside high levels of participation and enthusiasm in
- Showing resilience in their attitude to learning through
consistent hard work, perseverance and positive engagement in
- Having consistently excellent uniform standards
- Upholding our Catholic ethos through acts of kindness
All Family Tutors nominate their very own 'Barlow Star' on a
weekly basis to the pupil in their family group that they feel has
shone for a particular reason that week. This pupil receives a
'Treat Friday' card, which can be exchanged for a treat of their
choice awarded by their Family Tutor. In addition to this, the
family group in receipt of the most SPAR points from the previous
week has the opportunity to spend one family time session
completing a reward activity of their choice.
The Top 5 pupils in each year group for SPAR points are entered
into our half-termly raffle draw where prizes may include: tokens,
early lunch passes, 'Lucky Dips' , VIP invitations to
Afternoon Tea with HOY/Leadership Team.
We are also proud to celebrate our achievements for progress,
attendance and behaviour via our termly Rewards assemblies,
culminating in our special annual Celebration Evening in
Stockport Town Hall.