ST MARGARET’S SCHOOL
POLICY ON BEHAVIOUR, REWARDS, SANCTIONS AND EXCLUSION
GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE SCHOOL’S STATUTORY DUTIES
In accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 2002 all independent schools must have policies on pupil discipline and exclusion, which must be given to all parents and prospective parents.
OVERVIEW Our mission statement declares that our aim is “to provide a secure, caring and challenging learning environment”… and states that “respect for others lies at the heart of the school community”… In order that we may achieve this, we need to ensure that our pupils are attentive, courteous, orderly and disciplined. Our behaviour policy is based on praising and reinforcing good behaviour, but not tolerating poor, disruptive behaviour. We aim to develop a sense of responsibility and promote self‐esteem, giving rewards and incentives to achieve this while operating a consistent sanctions policy for unacceptable work and conduct. RESPONSIBILITIES
The Principal The Principal's role is to determine the detail of the standard of behaviour acceptable to the school, to the extent that this has not been determined by the Board of Governors. The Principal has day‐to‐day responsibility for maintaining discipline in the school, which will include making rules and provision for enforcing them.
All Staff All staff are expected to encourage good behaviour and respect for others in pupils, and to apply all rewards and sanctions fairly and consistently. Well planned, interesting and demanding lessons make a major contribution to good discipline. PHSE lessons also address certain issues often related to behaviour problems Teachers should deal personally and promptly with instances of indiscipline and only refer them on if it is felt ...
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