Ingram Road Primary School
Written Statement of Behaviour Principles
The Governing Board fully supports the school’s approach to promoting positive behaviour at Ingram Road Primary School.
This is a statement of principles, not practice: it is the responsibility of the Headteacher to draw up the Behaviour Management Policy at Ingram Road Primary School, though they must take account of these principles when formulating this.
- Every pupil has the right to feel safe, valued and respected so that they can develop a love for learning and leave our school with happy memories.
- All pupils, staff and visitors should be free from any form of threat and or discrimination.
- Everyone at school should feel valued and respected, and we ensure that each person is treated fairly. This may mean that reasonable adjustments are made for some pupils either because of their age or because they have additional needs.
- All pupils learn to develop respect for themselves, others and members of the wider community.
- Pupils should feel proud of being well-behaved and a helpful member of our community.
- We want to support and engage parents and members of the wider community in helping pupils to develop the habit of life-long learning.
- We expect staff to recognise, promote and celebrate good behaviour.
- Dealing with behaviour is the responsibility of all staff at Ingram Road Primary School.
- Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force (when necessary) should be used consistently by staff in line with the Behaviour Management Policy.
- Exclusions will only be used as a last resort and in accordance with DFE and local authority guidelines.
- If a pupil’s behaviour is causing serious concern and cannot be addressed in school or with help from the cluster, school should arrange for a multi-agency assessment.
- Staff have the right to search a pupil if they believe dangerous or offensive items have been brought into school.
- Incidents occurring beyond school should be dealt with by parents/carers unless the incident threatens to impinge on school life or the safety of the child.
The governing board emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.
This written statement of behaviour principles is annually reviewed and approved by the Teaching and Learning and Pupil Support Committee.