The Baxter Way

At Baxter College, our values are essential to creating a positive and productive learning environment. We strive to instill these values in our students through our everyday conduct, both in and out of the classroom. 

  • Brilliance: We believe that all students have the potential to be brilliant, and we strive to provide them with the opportunities and support they need to succeed.
  • Accountability: We believe that students are responsible for their own learning, and we expect them to take ownership of their work and be accountable for their actions.
  • EXcellence: We believe that students should strive for excellence in everything they do, and we encourage them to challenge themselves and never give up.
  • Trust: We believe that trust is essential for a positive learning environment, and we trust our students to do their best and behave in a responsible manner.
  • Engagement: We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in their learning, and we create a variety of opportunities for students to be actively involved in their education.
  • Routine: We believe that routines help students feel organized and in control, and we encourage students to develop and follow routines..

These values are at the core of what makes a positive student, and we believe that they are essential for success in school and in life.

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Baxter Community Cards (BCC)

The BAXTER Community Cards (BCC) are a system for recognising and rewarding positive behaviour in students at Baxter College whilst out of lessons.

The BCC are based on the school's values and seek for opportunity to reward students when they are demonstrating
Brilliance, Accountability, eXcellence, Trust, Engagement and Routines.

Staff members can recognise students for actively demonstrating any of these values, some of the examples are:
• Going above and beyond in effort and attitude including extracurricular activities
• Showing good manners such as holding doors open or being polite
• Excellent appearance
• Showing community spirit being helpful and supporting
• Getting to lessons quickly and behaving calmly in corridors
• Doing the right thing at the right time

If staff member sees unhelpful behaviours, it allows the opportunity for a conversation to take place about why that behaviour is unhelpful and does not meet our expectations, for example:
• Discouraging others or name calling
• Dropping litter or physical damage to the school environment
• Poor uniform or incorrect PE kit
• Being rude or disrespectful
• Not walking quickly and quietly on the way to lessons
• Not following school rules such as the one way system or being out of bounds.

Climate 4 Learning

From September 2017, we have new achievement and behaviour procedures to ensure a positive climate for learning for all students.

Click here to view our Behaviour policy.

Please note: The Behaviour 4 Learning document is currently under review.

Achievement 4 Learning


Behaviour 4 Learning