St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

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St Margaret’s C of E Primary School

Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

Written April 2022, to be reviewed September 2022

The statement of behaviour principles is informed by our school vision:


With God’s help we:

Flourish in all we do,

Achieve whatever we set our minds to,

Believe we are all unique and valued.


Governing bodies of maintained schools are required to provide headteachers with a statement of principles on which a school’s behaviour policy is based.

Our vision is underpinned by the following scripture reminding us to ‘shine like the stars’:

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

Our Christian values and PROUD statements underpin our learning and behavioural attitudes. We aim for our learners to be able to demonstrate these values in everything they do, both in and out of school providing a moral foundation for 21st century citizenship.

St Margaret’s School’s behaviour policy is based on Christian values and the belief that everyone is created in the image of God and is of infinite worth. Reconciliation and forgiveness are a key aspect of behaviour management in the school.


Reflecting our Christian vision, the following principles have been agreed:


The Governing Body believes that:

  • every pupil has the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and to be able to learn, free from the disruption of others.
  • all pupils, staff and visitors should be free from any form of discrimination.
  • pupils learn by example. It is therefore expected that all adults in the school will be models of good behaviour.
  • the school should praise, support and reward good behaviour and improvements in behaviour, as appropriate, and provide a range of opportunities in which pupils can excel and be rewarded.
  • challenging behaviour is not acceptable. Sanctions will be known and understood by staff and pupils and applied consistently, fairly, proportionally, and reasonably to provide boundaries and to make expectations clear.
  • the use of sanctions and rewards must reflect the individual situation and the needs of each pupil.
  • the behaviour policy should be understood by staff, and communicated effectively to pupils, parents and carers.
  • pupils should be helped to take responsibility for their actions.
  • families must be involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and home.

The Governing Body supports the school’s authority to consider exclusions, particularly those that are permanent, as the very last resort. It expects pupils, parents and carers to cooperate in order to maintain an orderly climate for learning.

The Governing Body emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed every year and approved by the full Governing body.