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Behaviour and Discipline

"Pupils' behaviour and attitudes are outstanding and help them to concentrate fully on their learning." - Ofsted 2014

We are a caring Christian community, the values of which are built on mutual trust, tolerence and respect for all. It is a primary aim of Stoke Goldington Church of England First School that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well.

The school's behaviour policy is therefore intended to support all members of our school community in living and working together in a mutually beneficial way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.

Our Behaviour policy is based upon the practices of Restorative Principles. 

Restorative Principles provide a highly effective framework to build learning communities that are respective, inclusive and engaging.  Explicit practice, and language that is consistent, form the basis of healthy relationships: the heart of well being, achievement and success.

As a school we have agreed upon four key words that underpin our behaviour, these are:

  • Choices - what choice of behaviour have you made?  Was it a good choice?
  • Impact – what impact has your choice had on another person, the class, yourself?
  • Responsibility – we are encouraging the children to take responsibility for their behaviour choices and the impact these have on themselves and others?
  • Solution – how can we find a positive solution to a problem?  What alternative choices could we make to find a solution?

 Restorative principles involve the children finding solutions to problems themselves under the guidance of staff.  We use five key questions;

  1. What happened? (asked to all parties involved in a problem)
  2. What choice did you make?
  3. What is the impact of your choice?  How do you feel? (asked of all parties involved)
  4. How can you responsibly solve the problem?
  5. Have we reached a solution? (are all parties happy with the solution reached? How will the solution impact future choices?)

Behaviour and Discipline Policy

Our Golden Rules

  • We are gentle
  • We look after property
  • We work hard
  • We listen when others are speaking
  • We are kind and helpful
  • We are honest

Ensuring Good Behaviour

The role of the Government is to give schools the powers they need to provide a safe and structured environment in which teachers can teach and children can learn.
The Government expects:

  • all pupils to show respect and courtesy towards teachers and other staff and towards each other;
  • parents to encourage their children to show that respect and support the school’s authority to discipline its pupils;
  • The DfE guidance summary can be accessed via the following link Ensuring good behaviour in schools

Keeping Schools Safe

We welcome visitors to our school.

We will act to ensure it remains a safe place for pupils, staff and all other members of our community. 

If you have concerns we will always listen to them and seek to address them.

Please be aware, however, that abusive, threatening or violent behaviour will not be tolerated in this school.

Visitors behaving in this way are likely to be removed from the premises and prosecuted.