The school is an orderly community based on mutual respect and care for one another.  We want children to understand the need for good behaviour and to make their own decisions accordingly.  We talk in terms of responsibility towards each other rather than punishment – in other words, we aim for self-discipline rather than control.

Code of Conduct – for everyone in our school community

These expectations apply all the time to everyone in every part of our school

We will be respectful to everyone

  • treat each other as we would like to be treated
  • don’t ever hurt anybody else – with our body or with our words
  • use nice words only
  • tell an adult about any unkind behaviour
  • say sorry when we have made mistakes that upset others

We will use good manners

  • For example: “please, thank you, excuse me, you’re welcome”
  • hold doors open for others
  • walk carefully around the school

We will follow instructions

  • from any adult working in the school
  • immediately and the first time we are asked
  • without arguing
  • have all of the equipment we need in school every day

We will give our best efforts in all that we do

  • try hard with every challenge we are given
  • find ways to overcome challenges
  • don’t give up when things are difficult
  • be proud of all that has been achieved
  • plan your next steps
  • be smart and tidy

We will support each other in our school

  • be kind
  • help others
  • don’t accept teasing or unkind comments
  • put others first before ourselves
  • forgive others when they make mistakes that upset us

The school code of conduct and class rules are discussed and agreed between children and adults, and children are aware of the consequences of not choosing to follow this agreement.  These consist of staged reminders, followed if necessary by a withdrawal of privileges.  At all stages children are given the responsibility for making their own behaviour choices, and offered opportunities to put the situation right.  Children who find this difficult are given additional support.

We will always inform parents if their child’s behaviour is giving us cause for concern or cause for celebration.

In our school, everyone will show care, courtesy and consideration for others at all times. We expect positive relationships between everyone.  These relationships are built through the expectation of dignity and mutual respect being shown to all.

This means that:

• children have a right to learn – and teachers have a right to teach

• noise levels will be appropriate to the situation and task

• movement around the school will cause no disruption to others

• property and the environment will be looked after and respected

• bullying, in any form, will not be tolerated

We pride ourselves on the safe, happy and successful learning community that we provide for all.   Indeed, this is a strength of the school and we receive many compliments from those who are visiting our school as well as from those who know us well.  Our system gives children clear, positive guidelines as well as supportive programmes to rectify unacceptable behaviour.


Related school policies:

Anti Bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy February 2015

SMSP Achievements and Awards

SMSP Code of Conduct 2015-16

SMSP Behaviours for Learning 2015





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