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Cobden Primary School

Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

The Governing Board fully supports the school’s approach to promoting positive behaviour at Cobden Primary School.

This is a statement of principles, not practice: practical applications of these principles are the responsibility of the Head teacher. The statement as been adopted by the Governing Body as a whole, following consultation with the Head teacher, parents, staff and pupils.


The Governors at Cobden Primary, believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school that enable children to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life. At Cobden, we value everyone as an individual, capable of growth, change and development. Our relationships are underpinned by justice, equality, mutual respect, fairness and consistency. We have high expectations that support the development of our pupils as effective and responsible citizens.


The purpose of this statement is to give guidance to the Head teacher in drawing up the Behaviour Policy by stating the principles that the Governors expect to be followed. The governors expect any policy or actions to be in accordance with their responsibility under equality legislation.



• All children, staff and visitors have the right to feel safe at all times at school.

• Cobden Primary is an inclusive school. All members of the school community should be free from discrimination of any sort. Measures to protect children should be set out in the Behaviour and Equality policies.

• We expect pupils to be taught the principles of good behaviour through the  whole curriculum.

• The school rules should be clearly set out in the Behaviour Policy and displayed around school. Governors expect these rules to be consistently applied by all staff.

• Governors would like to see a wide range of rewards, consistently and fairly applied in such a way as to encourage and reward good behaviour around school.

• Sanctions for unacceptable/poor behaviour should be known and understood by all staff and pupils and consistently applied.

• The Governors expect the Head teacher to include guidance on the use of reasonable force, within appropriate policy.

This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the behaviour working party, reporting to the Pupil Support Committee, every year.

We take any incidents of bullying very seriously. If you have any concerns, please come and see Mrs Head or Mr Kaczmarek and we will help you.