At Northleigh CE Primary School we believe that all children and adults in our school and community are important. We have a legal responsibility to ensure every child is safe and protected from harm. We aim to provide an environment where everyone feels valued, happy and secure.
We are committed to enabling all of our pupils to access their education successfully by regulating the conduct of all pupils. Keeping pupils in control is not an educational aim in itself, but it is a necessary pre-requisite for the achievement of many other educational aims.
The policy is based on the following beliefs:
- Using our core 6 Christian Values of Respect, Justice, Trust, Forgiveness, Hope and Compassion to influence our behaviour choices, values and morals to promote a mutually respectful environment.
- Developing the whole child to enables them to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
- Providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in which the children will feel secure and develop the skills, will enable them to make the right choices.
- Encouraging good behaviour and respect for others aims to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.
- Children need to know when they have been successful. Improved self-esteem leads to improved behaviour.
- Good behaviour should be held in high esteem by all members of staff, and overtly and consistently rewarded, and promoted, at all times.
- Good behaviour for learning allows children to work and participate to their full potential, completing assigned work in connection with their education.
- Children should have equal access and opportunity to the curriculum.
- Effective links and co-operation between home and school are essential to success.
- Consistency is the key to success. The positive behaviour management and assertive discipline policy of the school depends upon all staff, teaching and non-teaching, endeavouring to achieve these aims by understanding and being able to implement its procedures.
Aims and Expectations
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all.
The school behaviour policy is designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure so they can achieve their full potential.
As a school we know our children well and work with them and their families to support their social and emotional development.
The School rewards positive behaviour, as it believes that this will develop an ethos of kindness and co-operation. Our policy is designed to promote behaviour that is in accordance with British values and global attributes.