Statement of Behaviour Principles at Cononley Primary School

The Governors at Cononley Primary School believe that high standards of behaviour are imperative to ensuring the best possible learning environment in which all children can reach their potential. The principles which define our Behaviour Policy are listed below.

  • All pupils and staff have the right to feel safe in school
  • Pupils understand they have the right to feel valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
  • All members of the school community should be free from discrimination of any sort (as laid down in the Equality Act, 2010).
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, consequences and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the Behaviour Policy
  • The Behaviour Policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • Exclusions will only be used as a last resort
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life and to help pupils to take responsibility for their actions

The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances. This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved annually by the Full Governing Body.

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