Our Behaviour Principles
The Governors at Holmgate Primary, believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school that enables children to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life.
At Holmgate Primary, we value everyone as an individual, capable of growth, change and development. We have high expectations that support the development of our pupils as effective and responsible citizens.
The purpose of this statement is to give guidance to the Headteacher in drawing up the Behaviour Policy by stating the principles that the Governors expect to be followed. The governors expect any policy or actions to be in accordance with their responsibility under equality legislation.
- We want all children, staff, parents and other members of and visitors to the school community to feel safe and happy at school.
- We want out children to behave well, not because they are made to, but because they understand that it is the right thing to do.
- We want our children to value others, to support and encourage and to understand how their positive behaviour can improve the lives of others.
- We want our children to be mature, responsible children who have goals and dreams who understand that good behaviour is key in reaching future goals and achieving their dreams.
- We want Holmgate Primary to be an inclusive school. We want to support and help children with additional needs to enable them to develop and flourish at our school.
- We want our school values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND RESILIENCE underpin behaviour in school and to be modelled constantly by pupils, staff and all members of the school community.
- We want to use rewards to promote, encourage and reward good behaviour.
- When appropriate, sanctions will be applied. The primary aim of sanctions is to try and prevent recurrences of the unacceptable behaviour.
- If there are recurrences of unacceptable behaviour then the sanction is likely to be more severe.
- The use of rewards and sanctions must have regard to the individual situation and the individual student and the Headteacher is expected to use discretion in their use. Sanctions should however be applied fairly, consistently, proportionally and reasonably, taking into account SEND, disability and the needs of vulnerable children, and offering support as necessary.
- External exclusions, particularly those that are permanent, must only be used as the very last resort
- Staff, pupils and parents should cooperate to maintain an orderly climate for learning
- The Governors wish to emphasise that violence, threatening behaviour or abuse by pupils or parents towards the school’s staff, pupils or other parents and carers will not be tolerated. If a parent does not conduct himself / herself properly, the school may ban them from the school premises.