Behaviour Principles and Policy
The Governing Body and staff of the school believe that good behaviour is fundamental to success in the classroom for both children and teachers. Good behaviour results from a well planned and delivered curriculum that stimulates children to learn, ask questions, debate, and challenge themselves.
Children learn best in an ordered environment. This can be achieved when expectations of learning and behaviour are high and consequences are explicit and applied consistently.
Behaviour for learning is behaviour which encourages learning to take place. Good behaviour needs to be taught, modelled and rewarded. Poor or unacceptable behaviour needs to be sanctioned. Racism, bullying and sexual harassment are not tolerated. The age and developmental stage of the pupils will always be considered when applying the behaviour policy.
We expect all members of our school community to live by and be role models of our core values: respect, compassion, hope and courage at all times.
Our Values-based ethos underpins our expectations for behaviour, we make it easy to behave and hard not to by:
- unconditional positive regard for all pupils;
- the use of our core values to underpin our choices, actions and on how we reflect on negative choices;
- self-management of behaviour and reflection on behaviour choices made i.e. there are always different behavioural options;
- any poor behaviour is a result of the choices made rather than negative expectations associated with ‘labelling’ of a child;
- recognising, acknowledging and rewarding pupils for their positive choices, use of our values and behaviour;
- consistency in behaviour management based on our whole school structure where all staff are expected and empowered to effectively manage behaviour;
- a positive and assertive approach, where clear boundaries are set and enforced consistently, fairly, calmly and firmly.
We recognise that individuals have rights and responsibilities of all members of the school community, the importance of clear and consistent classroom routines which are adhered to and a culture of rewards for success.
If any child is worried or concerned about the behaviour of another child towards them, they can speak to their class teacher or another trusted adult in school. Find out more on our safeguarding page.