School Behaviour Statement 2022
Rationale and Purpose
This Statement has been drawn up in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006, and DfE guidance (The school behaviour policy: the role of the governing body). The purpose of this statement is to provide guidance for the Headteacher in drawing up the Behaviour and Rewards Policy at Hutton Rudby Primary School so that it reflects the shared aspirations and beliefs of governors, staff, parents and carers for the children in the school, as well as taking full account of law and guidance on behaviour matters. It is intended to help all school staff to be aware of and understand the extent of their powers in respect of discipline and sanctions and how to use them. Staff should be confident that they have the Governor’s support when following this guidance.
This is a statement of principles, not practise: it is the responsibility of the Headteacher to draw up the Behaviour and Discipline Policy at Hutton Rudby Primary School, though she must take account of these principles when formulating this. The Headteacher is also asked to take account of the guidance in DfE publication Behaviour and Discipline in Schools: a guide for Head teachers and school staff (January 2016).
Hutton Rudby Primary School is an inclusive school. We are committed to promoting respect, fairness and social inclusion and these are the principles underlying the behaviour policy. We are committed to improving outcomes for our children and staff and to promoting good relations across the whole school community.
The Behaviour and Discipline Policy must be publicised, in writing, to staff, parents and carers and children each year. This is undertaken via the school’s website.
Our school vision is C H I L D.
C – Culture and Community
H – Healthy Minds and Body
I – Individual Excellence
L – Lifelong Learners
D – Determination
We believe that our school vision will create a respectful and calm school ‘community and culture’. Good behaviour creates a healthy mind and body, providing our children with characteristics of effective learning and behaviour that they can use for lifelong learning. We believe that by rewarding individual excellence this in turn develops a challenge and determination in our children.
At Hutton Rudby Primary School, we believe that effective teaching and learning can only take place in a calm, caring and orderly environment. During their time at our school, all children are encouraged to develop a strong sense of what is right and wrong and to respect themselves and others. Promoting positive behaviour permeates our whole school ethos. All staff use the framework of personal and social education to promote the values of mutual respect, self – discipline and social responsibilities, which underlie good behavior.
- To encourage a calm, purposeful and happy atmosphere within school, which is conducive to effective teaching and learning.
- To foster positive and caring attitudes towards everyone where achievements at all levels are acknowledged and valued.
- To encourage increasing independence, self-discipline and self-respect so that each child learns to accept responsibility for his/her own behaviour.
- To have a consistent approach to behaviour throughout the school with arrangements and practices which are known to all staff, pupils and parents.
- To promote co-operation with parents and the local community.