Our Behaviour Policy Rationale
At Blagdon Primary School, we aim to Explore, Excite and Excel and we believe positive relationships are at the heart of this being achieved. We are committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same. Our approaches are underpinned by our school values, focusing on respectful behaviour and a positive learning atmosphere.
Central to the school’s ethos on behaviour is the quality of the relationships between adults and pupils and the ways in which pupils and adults treat each other. We encourage everyone to take responsibility for their own actions, develop self-discipline, and have respect for themselves, others and the environment. Through this, we create a calm, happy, caring school, which enables effective teaching and learning to take place.
To achieve our commitment to create an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning we aim to:
- create a culture of exceptionally good behaviour: for learning, for community and for life;
- we define the attitudes we are looking for clearly persuasive language, accurate feedback
- ensure that we are all treated fairly, shown respect and good relationships are promoted;
- help learners take control over their behaviour and be responsible for the impact of their actions;
- build a community which values kindness, care, good humour, good temper, obedience and empathy for others;
- encourage pupils to improve their attitude to learning and take time to listen and show interest
- create opportunities for success and avoid humiliation
- promote community cohesion through improved relationships;
- ensure that excellent behaviour is a minimum expectation for all;
- ensure the exclusions process is applied fairly and consistently;
- ensure the exclusions process is understood by governors, staff, parents and pupils;
- ensure all pupils in school are safe and happy.
Our underpinning philosophy is that being ‘fair’ is not about everyone getting the same (equality) but about everyone getting what they need (equity).
To achieve our aims, we have four guiding principles (for our pupils we refer to these as rules) which will apply to all of us in our community.
Our pupils need role models. We recognise that as adults we should aspire to provide the right sort of role model in the presence of pupils.
We aim to:
- maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times;
- model positive behaviours and build relationships;
- plan lessons that engage, challenge and meet the needs of our learners;
Our Blagdon approach sets out the rules, everyday expectations and visible consistencies that children and adults follow. We aim for children to be praised publicly and supported to reflect on poor behaviour privately. Our approach aims to be ‘attachment aware’ so we aim to ‘Connect before we Correct’. We aim to see meaning in behaviour.
For more information and detail on our approach to behaviour and peer on peer abuse (anti-bullying), please see the policies page of our school website.