Behaviour Policy

OVERVIEW: BEHAVIOUR POLICY

RATIONALE

At St Andrew’s C of E (Aided) Primary School we aim to provide through God’s love a caring environment for all our children to succeed to the best of their ability.  This success may include academic, sporting, artistic or musical achievements and social and emotional stability.

St Andrew’s C.E. School is committed to creating a safe and secure environment in which children can learn. The school is a Rights Respecting School where children have the right to a good education and the responsibility to ensure their behaviour does not prevent other children from learning. Everyone is expected to take responsibility for their actions and to show care, courtesy and consideration towards people, the school and its contents. The school recognises that every member of the school community has a responsibility for promoting good behaviour in school. The staff are committed to working closely with parents, pupils and Governors to promote positive behaviour and to create a culture of respect. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

As a Church of England school Christian values are at the heart of the Behaviour Policy. The school promotes the ‘4 C’s’ which underpin expectations of behaviour:  Christianity, Care, Consideration and Courtesy. We show respect for others by treating them in a way that we would like to be treated ourselves (Matthew Chapter 7 v 12).

The promotion of positive behaviour is a vital contributory factor in achieving our school aims.  Positive behaviour needs to be encouraged and nurtured in children rather than be left to chance.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. To encourage a calm, purposeful and happy learning environment within our school.
2. To foster positive, caring attitudes towards everyone, where achievements at all levels
are celebrated and valued.
3. To provide opportunities for children to develop their independence, self-discipline and
sense of responsibility towards themselves and others.
4. To develop a consistent approach for promoting positive behaviour
throughout the school.
5. To ensure that expectations of behaviour are clearly communicated to children.
6. To establish a coherent and fair reward system that acknowledges and celebrates
good behaviour.
7. To establish procedures which determine a clear and consistent approach to
unacceptable and disruptive behaviour.
8. To raise self-esteem and teach positive behaviour through the content and delivery of
the curriculum.
9. To ensure the development and progress of pupils with behavioural needs are
regularly reviewed with staff and parents.
10. To effectively manage incidents of bullying, sexism or racism if and when they occur.