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St Michael's CofE Primary School

- Let Your Light Shine -



We have the highest expectations for the behaviour of all children in the school, and visitors frequently comment on the excellent behaviour shown by pupils in school. Our core values of love, joy, hope and forgiveness permeate the school, and are both implicit and explicit within our behaviour policy.

Joy, Hope: we want our school to be a happy and rewarding place where all pupils can thrive, and fulfil their potential

Love: we teach all our children to respect and care for each other and the world in which they live

Forgiveness: when things do go wrong we teach children to forgive one another,

Our behaviour approach is a very positive one: we celebrate and reward good behaviour and positive acts of kindness and respect. There are many ways we do this, including:

  • Individual merit points leading to certificates of celebration
  • Class points and respect tokens leading to class rewards
  • Regular verbal and written praise/feedback

Good behaviour is expected at all times!

Where behaviour falls below our expectations issues are addressed promptly and fairly. Where a warning does not suffice, sanctions are applied appropriate to the age of the child, their stage of development, and the action/incident in question. These sanctions might include:

  • Time out
  • Missing part of playtime or lunchtime
  • Being sent to an Assistant Head, Deputy Head, or Headteacher

More serious behaviour issues, including bullying

We aim to involve parents at an early stage to help resolve any issues and to get children back on track. In the case of a more serious incident further sanctions are available, including exclusion. This is used extremely rarely, as most issues can be resolved through early intervention and using a problem-solving approach. We always aim to resolve problems between children through discussion and helping them to understand each other's point of view (restorative justice). This is a very powerful and successful approach. Forgiveness is an essential element.

For full details, please refer to our Behaviour Policy

Further aspects regarding keeping children safe (including anti-bullying policy and issues around racist/homophobic language or behaviour) can be found on our Keeping Children Safe page