Behaviour Policy

1. Aims

This policy aims to:

  • Provide a consistent approach to behaviour management
  • Define what we consider to be unacceptable behaviour, including bullying
  • Outline how learners are expected to behave
  • Summarise the roles and responsibilities of different people in the school community with regards to behaviour management
  • Outline our system of rewards and sanctions to be applied

2. Legislation and statutory requirements

This policy is based on advice from the Department for Education (DfE) on:

It is also based on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice.

In addition, this policy is based on:

  • Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, which outlines a school’s duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of its learners
  • Sections 88-94 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, which require schools to regulate learners’ behaviour and publish a behaviour policy and written statement of behaviour principles, and give schools the authority to confiscate learners’ property
  • DfE guidance explaining that maintained schools should publish their behaviour policy online


  1. Values and Intention statement

3.1 Our Ethos, Rationale & Values – linked to our curriculum intention

The policy seeks to put into practice the shared values of the community. The school community consists of learners, school staff, governors, parents, visitors and the wider community.


Our values are based on RESPECT.


Respect is the foundation on which our schools’ values are based. We promote care, trust and honesty with our learners, their families/carers, schools, academies and all other partners and stakeholders.



We recognise that our work has a positive impact on our learners and their families/ carers, improving outcomes for all. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of our learners.



We have the highest of expectations of both ourselves and our learners. We believe that all of our learners can make progress and achieve academically, socially and emotionally.



In order to realise shared goals and achieve the very best for learners we work collaboratively with parents/carers, schools, academies and other stakeholders. We will communicate the highest standards and expectations at all times.


Happy and Healthy

We have created a safe, secure and happy learning environment in which all learners can thrive. We equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve well in life. We acknowledge and celebrate their success.

You can read our Behaviour Policy by downloading the PDF below.

  Behaviour Policy – PDF




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