Lewis Court High School

Behaviour

Together, as a School Community, we will:

  • ensure that the Catholic ethos, reflecting the teachings of Christ based on the principles of love, care, tolerance and respect for others is reflected in all we do
  • support the values and ethos of the school
  • promote high standards of work and behaviour
  • encourage good relationships and mutual respect within the school community
  • endeavour to recognise our role in the wider community
  • endeavour to be ambassadors for the school in the wider community
  • recognise and value our diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

Jesus taught us to treat everyone else as we would like to be treated. At Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School we value everyone and have agreed that this is how we will behave.

 

Written statement of behaviour principles

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and to be able to learn free from the disruption of others
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of 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
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in suspensions and exclusions
  • 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

 

In managing pupils’ behaviour, we will:

  • Seek to be consistent and fair in setting and modelling high standards, and challenging poor behaviour.
  • Remember that our policy is based on reconciliation and forgiveness.
  • Emphasise pupil self-discipline and self-motivation within an atmosphere of mutual respect and support for individuals.
  • Celebrate and reward high and improving standards of attendance, work and behaviour through informal praise, formal awards, assemblies, sharing and displaying pupils’ work and celebration of achievement evenings for pupils and parents.

All members of the school community are encouraged to promote this positive ethos in order to afford everyone the opportunity to realise their full potential.

 

At all times, the safety and well-being of pupils and staff will guide our actions.

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

Please click here to see our Behaviour Policy