Code of Conduct & School Rules

Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations for good education. Without an orderly atmosphere effective teaching and learning cannot take place. We expect and insist on the highest standards of behaviour throughout our school.

Courtesy, good manners and consideration for others, together with self discipline and a proper respect for authority, are encouraged at all times and are important if we are to make our school a true, caring community. We place great emphasis on praising children for politeness and kindness to others. Headteacher Awards are given for outstanding work or actions.

The Headteacher will bring any serious breach of discipline or any disruptive behaviour to the attention of the parents concerned and an appropriate course of action will be decided upon.

A copy of the school behaviour and discipline policy is also available from the Headteacher and on our website. Our Code of Conduct and School Rules are explained fully in this. The school ‘Code of Conduct’ is published in the ‘Home and School Books’. The Code of Conduct clearly states what behaviour is acceptable and what is not acceptable, i.e. the school ‘rules’.

All children are expected to make a full contribution to the school and support the positive endeavours of all its members. Rules are essential for the benefit of all in any community and we try to keep these as simple as possible, but we do expect them to be kept. They are:

  1. Children should behave in a responsible manner and are expected to do what they are told, when they are told, whilst under our care.
  2. Consideration, courtesy and respect should be shown at all times.
  3. Everyone should always try to understand other people’s point of view
  4. Children are expected to make it as easy as possible for everyone to learn and for the teacher to teach, whether this takes place inside or outside the classroom.
  5. Children should always show friendship, kindness and care to others.
  6. Children should be sensible and quiet when in school.
  7. Children should always speak politely to each other and all adults.
  8. Children should be silent whenever they are required to be.
  9. The school should be kept clean and tidy so that it can be a welcoming place of which we can be proud.
  10. Children should take pride in their appearance and possessions and have respect for other people.
  11. Children should remember that the school’s reputation depends on the way they behave .
  12. Children should make every effort to attend every day and be punctual.

These rules are designed for the safety of all children:

  1. There must be no running in the school building.
  2. Before school, at playtime and after eating the mid-day meal, children are not allowed in classrooms unless the weather is bad, or unless instructed by a teacher.
  3. Climbing on walls, gates and fences is not allowed.
  4. Children must not play on the grass areas unless given specific permission to do so.
  5. Chewing gum and penknives are not permitted in school.