Code of Conduct and School Rules
Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations for good education. Without an orderly atmosphere, effective teaching and learning cannot take place. We expect and insist on the highest standards of behaviour throughout our school.
Courtesy, good manners and consideration for others, together with self discipline and a proper respect for authority, are encouraged at all times and are important if we are to make our school a true, caring community. We place great emphasis on praising children for politeness and kindness to others and expect all children to follow and work within our five school values of respect, friendship, trust, determination and positivity. Headteacher Awards are given for outstanding work or actions.
The Headteacher will bring any serious breach of discipline, or any disruptive behaviour, to the attention of the parents/ carers concerned and an appropriate course of action will be decided upon. A copy of the school behaviour policy can be found here.
All children are expected to make a full contribution to the school and support the positive endeavours of all its members. We strongly consider that rules are essential for the benefit of all in our school community and we try to keep these as simple as possible, but we do expect them to be followed at all times.
- Children should make every effort to attend school every day and be punctual.
- Children should behave in a responsible manner and are expected to do what they are told, when they are told, whilst under our care.
- Consideration, courtesy and respect should be shown at all times.
- Children should always speak politely to each other and all adults.
- Everyone should always try to understand other people’s point of view.
- Children are expected to make it as easy as possible for everyone to learn and for the teacher to teach, whether this takes place inside or outside the classroom.
- Children should always show friendship, kindness and care to others.
- Children should be sensible and quiet when in school.
- Children should be silent whenever they are required to be.
- The school should be kept clean and tidy so that it can be a welcoming place of which we can be proud.
- Children should take pride in their appearance and possessions and have respect for other people and their belongings.
- Children should remember that the school’s reputation depends on the way they behave. Children should recognise that they are always representing themselves, their family and their school.
The following rules are designed for the safety of all children:
- There must be no running in the school building.
- Before school, at playtime and after eating lunch, children are not allowed in classrooms unless the weather is bad or unless instructed by a teacher.
- Climbing on walls, gates and fences is not allowed.
- Children must not climb into the school library tree house without an adult present.
- Chewing gum is not permitted in school.