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Behaviour for Learning

We have a simple Code of Conduct for everyone at HPRS, which is designed to make our community one in which we all feel safe and valued and to make sure everybody is able to make progress with their learning.

Our simple code:

We treat each other with respect

We allow teachers to teach and learners to learn

We are peaceful and avoid confrontation

We respect the Centre and the property of others


Here are a couple of important tips for how you can help yourself in school:


You need the right amount of sleep — about 8½ to 9½ hours each night — to be alert and ready to learn all day. Lack of sleep is linked to decreased attentiveness, decreased short-term memory, inconsistent performance, and delayed response time.

Ideally, you should try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Turn off your phone before bed and don’t spend too much time on that games console or watching TV.


A decent breakfast fuels us up and gets us ready for the day. In general, people who eat breakfast have more energy and do better in school.

You can help boost your attention span, concentration, and memory by eating a good breakfast. Remember, both Aconbury and St. David’s have breakfast clubs – so come and join us from 8.45am to set yourself up for the day.


Your teenage body is made up of around 60% water. Not drinking enough water reduces productivity, both mentally and physically, and symptoms can include tiredness, confusion, reduced energy levels and the temptation to snack when not actually hungry (thirst is often mistaken for hunger).

Health experts recommend people drink at least two litres of water each day. This equates to roughly eight 250ml glasses.

And yes, you guessed it, energy drinks are NOT a good idea.


You will only make the progress you need to, if you are actually in school. Attendance is so important -  we can’t help you if you’re not here!