Governor's statement of behaviour principles
Under the Education and Inspections Act, 2006, the governing body is mandated with providing a written statement of general principles relating to behaviour and discipline, taking into account the needs of all pupils.
The purpose of this statement is to give guidance to the Headteacher in drawing up the Behaviour policy by stating the principles which governors expect to be followed. The statement is available upon request from the school and can be found on the school’s web site.
This statement and the Reward and Behaviour Policy will be reviewed on a three yearly basis, unless changes at national or local level necessitate an exceptional review.
Our mission statement
Learning, achieving, working together
Learning: we put learning first and view our school as a community of learners
Achieving: we believe every child can achieve and our ethos promotes a growth mindset viewpoint where there should be no barriers to achievement
Working together: we are a community and we value ourselves and each other, we believe developing our own skills at cooperation is key
Core Behaviour Principles
- All children and adults have the right to feel safe, secure and cared for.
- Children and adults should do their upmost to apply the school values, especially in their work and behaviour.
- The golden rules should be clearly displayed around the school. All classes should display their agreed class code of conduct and their expectations of each other
- The Governors would like to see that school rewards are consistently and fairly applied and that they encourage good behaviour for learning and good behaviour around the school
- Sanctions must also be applied fairly, consistently, proportionally and reasonably, taking in to account SEND, disability and the needs of vulnerable children and offering support as necessary
- A child’s individual needs should not be prioritised above the safety, welfare or education of the majority.
- The Governors feel that exclusions, particularly those that are permanent, must only be used as the very last resort
- We believe in an inclusive environment where all children and adults are valued in a positive learning environment.
- We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
- The school must have an age appropriate Home-School agreement which sets out the responsibilities of the school, child and parent.
- We work with parents and carers to understand children and their circumstances in order to ensure our school is an inclusive school
- The Governors expect pupils and parents to cooperate to maintain an orderly climate
- The Governors wish to emphasise that violence, threatening behaviour or abuse by parents or pupils towards the school staff will not be tolerated
- The governors will not tolerate any form of bullying. Where this occurs, children should be given the opportunity and the support to express regret, forgiveness and reconciliation