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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: it is the responsibility of the Headteacher to draw up the Behaviour and Discipline Policy at Cobden Primary School, though they must take account of these principles when formulating this.

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of threat and or discrimination
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy and the care and control policy
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils, staff and parents/carers
  • Exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and in accordance with DFE and local authority guidelines
  • Pupils are supported to take responsibility for their behaviour management and encouraged to use restorative practice
  • Families are involved in dealing with behaviour incidents so that school and families can work together to foster good behaviour
  • Incidents occurring beyond school should be dealt with by parents/carers unless they impinge on school life or the safety of the child.

The governing board emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

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.