The behaviour policy sets out our approach to promoting good behaviour and work in school. It looks at bullying, expectations, sanctions and disciplines, homework, and our school reporting system.
All schools have friendship issues. We in school aim to sort these out as soon as possible through a very open environment in which pupils feel safe to approach staff about any worries they have. We take seriously even small problems and work towards reconciliation and understanding.
The school community can expect the ethos and values of the school to be upheld fairly; and pupils and parents can expect the school to fulfil its stated obligations towards the education of the pupils.
Homework is an important aspect of the partnership between the school and home. It enables parents to participate in what is being taught at school. Work done at home should help consolidate students’ learning and set in place good habits and routines to carry through to the senior school. In the early stages parental involvement and encouragement is key to children’s learning.
Rationale for homework
‘Homework is an integral part of learning. Beyond the chance to practice and reinforce what you’ve learned in class, it’s also an opportunity to develop independent study and application – and character traits like perseverance.
From motivation and self-discipline to the wonder of independent learning, homework can teach children far more than the exercise set’ (Education Secretary 2018)
Sanctions and Disciplines
We expect a high standard of behaviour from our pupils. Where correction is needed this must always be in proportion, avoid shaming and be constructive. We place emphasis on praise for good behaviour so that we have a positive place to enjoy learning.
Our online reporting system, Schoolpod, keeps a track of pupil records, effort, progress, poor behaviour, organisation and commendations. This provides a means both of offering recognition for achievement, for good attitude and hard work, for qualities shown such as leadership, kindness and contributing to the school community through weekly feedback to parents and through our Commendation system.
Autumn 2021. Please see our Covid-19 Policy Addenda for information about changes or additions to our behaviour policies.
Policy: Behaviour Policy