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Whole School Behaviour Policy and Procedures

1. Definitions

For the purposes of this Policy and procedures a child, young person, pupil or student is referred to as a ‘child’ or a ‘pupil’ and they are normally under 18 years of age.
Wherever the term ‘parent’ is used this includes any person with parental authority over the child concerned e.g. carers, legal guardians etc.
Wherever the term ‘Head teacher’ is used this also refers to any Manager with the equivalent responsibility for children.
Wherever the term ‘school’ is used this also refers to academies and Pupil Referral Units (PRU) and references to Governing Bodies include Proprietors in academies and the Management Committees of PRUs and will usually include wrap around care provided by a setting such as After School Clubs and Breakfast Clubs.

2. Introduction

In their document ‘Behaviour and Discipline in Schools – advice for headteachers and school staff, the Department for Education (DfE) have set out the legal powers and duties that govern behaviour and attendance in schools and explains how they apply to teachers, governing bodies, pupils and parents.
Every school must have a Behaviour Policy to meet the requirements of Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (maintained schools)/Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2014 (Academies).
Section 78 of the Education Act 2002 requires that the curriculum for a maintained school must promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society which, in turn, prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Guidance for schools on the promotion of fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs is available from the DfE. (November 2014).
The Governing Body is responsible for setting general principles that inform the Behaviour Policy and procedures. Governors of maintained schools are required to have a ‘Statement of Behaviour Principles’ which is a statutory document. (DfE – Policies and other Documents that Governing Bodies and Proprietors are required to have by law). Headteachers are responsible for developing the Behaviour Policy and supporting procedures, based around the ‘Principles’ required by the Governing Body, and deciding the standard of behaviour expected of pupils at the school and how that standard will be achieved, the school rules, rewards for good behaviour and any disciplinary penalties for breaking the rules.
In terms of staff and other adults, any person whose work brings them into contact with children including volunteers must follow the principles and guidance outlined in the school Code of Conduct for Staff and other Adults. In addition to this Code of Conduct, all employees engaged to work under Teachers’ Terms and Conditions of Employment have a statutory obligation to adhere to the ‘Teachers’ Standards 2011 (updated 2013)’ and in relation to this Code of Conduct, Part 2 of the Teachers’ Standards – Personal and Professional Conduct.
The procedures which support the Whole School Behaviour Policy must include measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.

This Policy and procedures should be read in conjunction with the following school policies and procedures: (delete or amend any which do not apply, have different titles or do not exist)

• Overarching Safeguarding Statement
• Health and Safety Policy and procedures
• Online Safety Policy and procedures
• Child Protection Policy and procedures including Whistleblowing procedures
• Peer on peer abuse Policy and procedures
• Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Policy and procedures
• Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy and Procedures
• Single Equality Scheme/Objectives
• Special Educational Needs Policy/Information Report
• Admissions Arrangements
• Attendance procedures
• Missing Child procedures
• Complaints procedure
• Positive Handling, Support and Intervention Procedures
• Code of Conduct for Staff and other Adults
• Educational Visits Procedures (including procedures for assessing risk)
• Risk Assessments (including Behaviour Management Plans)
• CCTV Procedures (should form part of Data Protection Policy)
• Home to School Agreement (voluntary)

3. Ethos
‘Laughter and Learning.’

We at Storth CE Primary School seek to help children achieve their potential by encouraging a love of learning through personalised teaching. Acceptance of all, self-belief and resilience are developed through our enriched and stimulating curriculum in a happy and caring environment. As a Church school we aim to develop Christian values in a gently spiritual manner that allows children to ask questions and explore issues of faith with confidence.

4. Aims

At Storth CE Primary School we aim to create a calm, orderly and purposeful environment in which children learn and feel safe. We believe that the welfare needs of our children are best met when school staff, governors and parents work together to achieve all our aims. Through our behaviour policy we endeavour to make children take responsibility for their actions.

Our aims are:

• To ensure effective teamwork forms the basis of a professional and motivated staff who always put children first.
• To promote a caring ethos that nurtures positive relationships, with everybody equally valued, celebrated and proud of their achievements.
• To provide an engaging, relevant and fun curriculum that ensures children are well prepared for education, work and life.
• To ensure a culture of challenge and high expectation is promoted to maximise individual potential and create an outstanding workforce.
• To develop an awareness of self, community and global issues that fosters responsible behaviour with respect for British values.
• Children are taught in a stimulating learning environment with high-quality resources.

We believe that it is vital that children are taught how to behave in an appropriate manner. We set clear and high expectations of behaviour and explicitly share these with the children and all the staff working within school.

We endeavour to promote positive behaviour and reward appropriate choices that the children make
We teach specific life skills through the SMSC and PHSE curriculum.


5. Communication

The School Governors are required to ensure that this Policy and procedure are published on the school website. A copy of this Policy and procedures is also available on request.


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