Barlborough Primary School Behaviour Policy Governors' Statement of Principles March 2015
This statement has been drawn up in accordance with the Education and Inspection Act 2006, promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, morale, social and cultural values (SMSC) in schools departmental advice for maintained schools November 2014 and the Department for Education (DfE) Guidance for Governors on Behaviour and Discipline in schools, February 2014.
What the law says:
The Head Teacher must set out measures in the behaviour policy which aim to:
- Promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect
- Prevent bullying
- Ensure that pupils complete assigned work
- Regulate the behaviour of pupils
The purpose of the statement is to provide guidance to the Head Teacher and senior management team in drawing up the Behaviour Policy for Barlborough Primary School.
It is the Head Teacher's responsibility for producing the Behaviour Policy and ensuring that it is available to staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils and that it is posted on the school website.
This Policy and Statement of Principles will be reviewed every two years by the Head Teacher and full Governing Body.
The Governors' Values, Beliefs and Principles for Barlborough Primary School - March 2015
The Governors wish the following principles, values and beliefs to be reflected in the behaviour policy. These principles, values and beliefs cover all children when they are under the school's responsibility, this will include:-
- On the school premises
- School field and village hall
- When taking part in any extra curriculum activities in school or elsewhere.
- School Visits
- Travelling to and from school (as the children are in school uniform)
Values Beliefs and Principles
- The school should provide strong and consistent leadership with regard to behaviour at the school.
- The school should encourage good behaviour by having high expectations of the pupils.
- The school will have a culture that promotes respect and compassion between all members of the school community.
- The school will promote a positive and purposeful learning environment.
- All members of the school community should follow and actively promote the behaviour policy.
- Good behaviour should be promoted and encouraged by reward systems. Behaviour that falls below the agreed standards will have consequences, which are clearly set out within the behaviour policy.
- All members of the school community should feel safe and secure at school.
- Standards of behaviour must be included in the home-school agreement.
- School rules are clear and all members of the school community will understand and follow them.
- The school will promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of English civil and criminal law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The behaviour policy will also include the following, using the specific guidance issued by the Department of Education. Governors recognise that these are extreme measures to be used only in exceptional circumstances:-
- School staff have the power to screen or search a pupil where there is a reasonable belief that he/she possesses an item that is prohibited or banned in accordance with school rules.
- School staff have the power to use reasonable force and other physical contact to control inappropriate behaviour.
- Governors expect that appropriate and authorised staff have undergone necessary training. The Policy should define reasonable force.
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