We have high expectations about behaviour and conduct in our academy. We are committed to promoting good behaviour, which underpins a climate of safety. We believe that good behaviour needs to be carefully developed throughout the academy.
We believe that young people learn best when they are clear about what is expected of them and are clear about what they are supposed to do. Having a consistent system throughout the academy means that children are fully aware of what is expected.
Good behaviour is that which ensures a safe and happy environment where all involved have respect for each other and the learning environment and resources.
We define good behaviour in terms of:
Good discipline and conduct – this is about the way we look after each other, show respect, good manners, how we move around and look after things.
Good behaviour for learning – this is about taking an active part in learning e.g. working with a partner, asking questions, responding to comments from the teacher.
In both cases, staff understand the need to actively promote and model this behaviour. This ensures that teachers can teach and children can learn. To support this we have clear systems of rules, rewards and sanctions that we apply consistently and fairly. We remind children that they are making choices to behave in a particular way and encourage them to make good choices.
These are a clear set of expectations, displayed in classrooms and other areas around the academy. Children are taught and reminded about them in assemblies and PSHE sessions. It is expected that all staff in the Academy will model and promote these behaviours. They are:
Do your best in all you do
Use friendly language
Respect everyone and everything
Listen and allow others to listen
Follow instructions quickly
Manage your emotions positively
A full copy of the academy’s Behaviour Policy is available to download below: