All student misconduct is reported by members of staff on Cause for Concern forms. For more information on misconduct, click here.

If a Cause for Concern is raised about your behaviour, your will be given support to improve. If it does not improve after you have had support, you will be put on a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Behaviour Management action.

If you repeat your misconduct or after a single act of gross misconduct you may be suspended or excluded from the College via the Stage 3 Behaviour Management process.


Cool Off Intervention

Managers may ask you to leave the building for 24 hours if you are angry or stressed to cool off. This could be after could be after minor misconduct or anti-social behaviour has occurred. A 24-hour cool off period may prevent further immediate problems.

If a manager has asked you to leave the building for 24-hours, you must leave the building immediately. You must not return to the building until the next day or the day when your next classes are.


A 24-hour cooling off period is not an alternative to suspension. It will be recorded in your student record as a cause for concern.


When you are asked to leave the building, you must hand over your Student ID card. It will be held at the front reception and handed back to you when you return to the college.


Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Behaviour Management Hearings

You may be asked to attend a Behaviour Management Meeting because of your behaviour. You will be notified of this in advance.

If you do not attend a planned behaviour meeting or hearing a decision may be made in your absence. You will be notified of the outcome within five working days.


If you are a KS4 learner, your parents, guardians, key workers or a school representative will be invited to the meeting. This is the same if you are under the age of 18 or have waived your data protection rights.

If the College decides that you are a significant threat to other learners or staff, the College reserves the right to conduct a Stage 3 Behaviour Management hearing off-site or online.


Threats to members of staff will be taken very seriously and lead to immediate suspension. You will be suspended until the date of a Stage 3 Behaviour Management Hearing.