At Tudor School, we believe that our behaviour for learning policy should be based on a clear set of principles and values with every member of the school community agreeing what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and what the consequences of that behaviour will be. Good behaviour is expected and encouraged at all times. It is our aim that children develop self-discipline, but they must be in no doubt that there is a firm framework of discipline supporting our positive approach.
At Tudor School we aim to provide a happy and caring community where children love learning and are able to achieve. We expect pupils to positively contribute towards this aim. Our behaviour for learning policy is supported by our Anti-bullying and Equality policies. Good discipline and standards of behaviour are key features of our successful school; they encourage children’s sense of security and well-being as well as facilitate effective teaching and learning.
We believe that children learn best when they feel secure, respected and trusted. Each child has an entitlement to learning experiences which offer the maximum opportunity for development. Our balanced and broad based thematic curriculum promotes the well-being of all of the children in our care and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We recognise that good learning behaviour is far more than compliance. Good learning behaviours include high levels of engagement and focus with children developing independent learning skills and good co-operative skills which are all encompassed within our Values Based Education.
The Governing Board, Head Teacher and staff believe that:
- Good behaviour is necessary for effective learning and teaching
- The school provides a supportive and effective learning environment
- The school is a place where individuals feel welcome, safe and respected
- The school encourages the development of self-discipline
Our aims are:
- To develop relationships with children and adults displaying care, understanding and sensitivity towards the needs of others
- To enable children to develop a sense of self-worth and a respect and tolerance for others. We aim to promote a culture of mutual respect
- To develop a moral framework in order to promote responsibility and acceptance of all people
- To provide an environment in which children feel safe, secure and respected
- To establish and maintain consistent approaches to behaviour management across the school.
- To encourage increasing independence and self-discipline so that each child learns to accept responsibility for his/her own behaviour.
Our expectations for behaviour at Tudor
Central to ensuring positive behaviour remains a strength of our school are three core principles:
We believe that expectations and standards of behaviour are based on respect, rights and responsibilities. Expectations of behaviour are discussed, shared and agreed upon each year at appropriate times. This ensures that children and staff recognise the importance of consistency so that they continue to be expressed and expected, displayed and positively modelled and praised throughout the academic year.
By conducting themselves in and out of school in a thoughtful and polite manner, the reputation of Tudor Primary School as a safe and supportive community will be sustained. As a truly diverse school, respect of, awareness of and adherence to social customs and rules will be displayed by all and we will all continue to value the dynamics that makes our school special.
All members of our school community are expected to be polite and courteous. They will show consideration and respect for the rights and needs of others in and around our school. All adults will be addressed by their title and surname. Children will be encouraged to be comfortable with these adults in school and develop excellent relationships with them and vice-versa. These positive relationships are the back bone of a well-balanced school and a central part of ensuring high standards of behaviour.
The staff, governors and children of Tudor Primary School agree that good behaviour means that everyone in the school has a shared set of principles. By ensuring that kindness, respect and responsibility is evident each day, all stakeholders will recognise how to demonstrate the expectations of behaviour.
Remember... we must all work together to ensure a safe and happy school for all!
Our current behaviour policy can be accessed below. If you would like to see the DFE guidance on exclusions, the school can provide you with the most up to date copy.