Our code of conduct is explained through our Golden Rules, which we have deliberately kept to a minimum, highlighting positive actions. Our philosophy is more broadly reflected in the approach we set out in our home school agreement which we sign up to, together with parents. The school also has a behaviour policy which supports pupils to take responsibility for their own actions and develop an understanding of the impact of their behaviour on others. Individual strengths and weaknesses and individual rates of development are recognised and parents are involved at an early stage if a child’s behaviour causes concern. If behaviour is causing serious concern and affecting other pupils or staff, the Headteacher will contact parents, and agree on strategies which will be put in place to support a change in behaviour.
The school behaviour policy includes sections on Anti-Bullying and Racist Incidents. The school has clear procedures in place to investigate alleged bullying or alleged racist incidents. This school is proactive in its approach and will do everything possible to prevent physical, verbal or other abuse which may cause distress to a child or group of children.
In extreme cases, the Headteacher reserves the right to suspend or ultimately to exclude the pupil from the school, in accordance with Local Authority procedures.
We remind ourselves of expected behaviour on a regular basis and everyone involved in the school community plays an active part in ensuring these guidelines (Golden Rules) are followed, and that expectations for behaviour are consistently high.