To consider school rules as an expression of school ethos

Aim

To consider school rules as an expression of school ethos.

Evidence and reflection

Obtain a copy of the ‘official school rules’. What is the status of this document? Is this the form in which the school rules are communicated to pupils and parents as well as staff? Try to identify all the ways in which school rules are expressed and communicated to different groups. What do the rules and the way they are expressed say about the school’s ethos and approach.

Follow-up

If possible discuss the role of school rules with senior and/or middle managers in the school.