DfE guidance requires the governors to make and frequently review a statement of general behaviour principles to guide school leadership in determining measures to promote good behaviour. This document sets out those principles.
This is a statement of principles, not practice.
The practical application of these principles are the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. The statement has been adopted by the Governing Body as a whole and is informed by our vision and values.
All aspects of behaviour management are built on the foundations of our Christian vison (aspiring, flourishing and loving) and include the recognition of the Fundamental British Values. The values we promote are important within the school community and throughout the lives of those that are involved in our community.
As a school, we aspire to deliver the highest possible standards of education. For this to be effective, we all recognise that we must create an environment where our pupils, staff and parents/carers feel safe, nurtured and respected.
Any actions or policies should be in accordance with the responsibility of the school under equality legislation.
- Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
- Equity is when everyone gets what they need to achieve. Reasonable adjustments may be made to support vulnerable pupils.
- A positive learning culture is established within the school, where positive reward and encouragement and the building of self-confidence and mutual respect lies at the heart of behaviour management. Rewards are used to demonstrate that good behaviour is valued by the whole school family.
- Children should be supported to build self-discipline, empathy and emotional resilience through the development of strong self-regulation systems.
- Adults in school should model, maintain, encourage and promote positive behaviour and the principles of fairness and justice.
- High expectations for positive behaviours and attitudes towards learning provide the foundations for our children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners.
- All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
- Rewards, consequences and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the positive behaviour policy
- The positive behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
- The exclusions and suspensions policy explains that suspension and exclusion will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes
- Families should be involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life
The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.
This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the full governing body annually.