It is a legal duty for the Governing Body to agree a statement of principles to guide the Head Teacher’s leadership of behaviour and discipline.
We believe good behaviour enables effective learning, and that effective teaching and learning promote good behaviour. This statement is to be taken in conjunction with the school behaviour policy and home school agreement which are reviewed and approved regularly by the governing body.
Governors require the headteacher to ensure that:
- Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
- All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
- Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
- Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
- The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
- The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
- Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
- Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils' home life
The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.
Please also see our behaviour policy, which can be accessed here.