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The YHS Way

The Intention

At York High School we develop our pupils through our RAS values of resilience, aspiration and success. To support this, we define the behaviours and habits that we expect students to demonstrate through our behaviour curriculum, The YHS Way.

We want to support our pupils to grow into adults who are respectful, confident and empowered and believe that as pupils are taught and practise these behaviours, over time they become habits and routines that positively shape how they feel about themselves and how other people perceive them.


The behaviour curriculum is explicitly taught through tutor led activities, assemblies and during all lessons and interactions throughout the school day;

  • Tutors will explicitly teach pupils the routines and habits to be successful in school
  • Classroom teachers will explicitly teach behaviours for learning within their subject
  • All staff will model the YHS way
  • Parents will encourage pupils to model the YHS Way

The YHS Way is used to discourage disruptive behaviour in order to:

  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own choices and be responsible for the consequences of their actions.
  • Embed the RAS values.
  • Time in class is spent on teaching and learning.
  • Enable teachers to deliver excellent, engaging lessons.
  • Ensure that all individuals at YHS are treated fairly and shown respect.
  • Provide clarity for staff and students about acceptable behaviour and the consequences of misbehaviour.
  • Provide a clear and comprehensive rationale for parents and carers, so that they support and reinforce the expectations in and out of school.

You can see the YHS way expectations here:

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