We are very proud of the way in which the vast majority of our children conduct themselves in school. Behaviour in lessons and instances of poor or agressive behaviour, including bullying and racism, are rare. The school promotes good relationships and expects children to show respect and care towards one another. The vast majority of our children …
As most schools do, we have a number of school rules which provide guidance for children in how they should behave:
It’s Good to be Green!
Our approach to behaviour is based on the ‘It’s Good to be Green’ system which recognises positive and good behaviour as well as attempting to deal, at different levels, with occasional or persistent poor behaviour. Essentially, children should be aiming for excellent behaviour which keeps them on Green. Inappropriate or poor behaviour is then dealt with in a progressive way, starting with warnings (yellow) and ending, as a last resort for persistent poor behaviour or severe behaviour, with an exclusion (blue) from school. Children are rewarded throughout or at the end of the year for consistently GOOD (GREEN) behaviour. Everyone who behaves well is therefore recognised for their good behaviour.
|Green||Good Behaviour (teacher may offer reminders)|
|Yellow||Child receives a warning. After two warnings, this results in a consequence …|
|Orange||Child receives a consequence (see below) which is recorded|
|Red||Child is referred to Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher|
|Purple||Child is placed on a Home-School Behaviour book (daily reports) for minimum of 2 weeks|
|Blue||Child is excluded from school (or is at risk or exclusion)|
Consequences (or sanctions) are used to demonstrate to pupils that poor choices of behaviour result in consequences which are not positive. Consequences include:
The Headteacher may decide to EXCLUDE a pupil from school in the following instances:
More information about exclusions is available in our POLICY document.
Law and Guidance
Our Behaviour Policy is underpinned by the statuory requirements and the guidance provided by the Department for Education which states that:
SanctionsTeachers can discipline pupils whose conduct falls below the standard which could reasonably be expected of them. This means that if a pupil msbehaves, breaks a school rule or fails to follow a reasonable instruction the teacher can impose a punishment on that pupil. The be lawful, the punishment (including detentions) must satisfy the following three conditions:
The Headteacher may limit the power to apply particular punishments to certain staff and/or extend the power to discipline to adult volunteers, for example to parents who have volunteered to help on a school trip.Pupils’ Conduct Outside the School GatesTeachers have a statutory power to discipline pupils for misbehaving outside of the school premises. The school’s behaviour policy sets out what the school will do in response to all non-criminal bad behaviour and bullying which occurs anywhere off the school premises, including through social media, and which is witnessed by a staff member of reported to the school, including the punishments that will be imposed on pupils.The teacher may discipline a pupil for any misbehaviour when the child is
or for misbehaviour which
Confiscation of inappropriate ItemsThe general power to discipline enables a member of staff to confiscate, retain or dispose of a pupil’s property as a punishment and protects them from liability to damage to, or loss of, any confiscated items. The following items will be confiscated by staff and either returned to parents, retained or destroyed: