Pastoral Care and Discipline

The school is a community in which behaviour is based on mutual respect and consideration for others. To help our Health Week 6pupils develop in maturity, we have devised a whole-school approach to discipline ensuring that all teachers treat pupils in a consistent manner. We have called our plan a ‘Positive Behaviour Strategy’, the purpose of which is to enhance the development of positive relationships between pupils, teachers, parents and other members of the school community.

Our plan is based upon a balance of rights and responsibilities, rewards and praise for children making the right choices. Pupils have to know that good behaviour brings desirable consequences and bad behaviour brings unpleasant consequences. We believe children should have:

the right to be SAFE

the right to LEARN and

the right to be HEARD.

Click on the links to see the following:

Behaviour Management Policy

Home School Agreement (including School Rules for Responsible Internet Use and Consent to School Use of Photography)

Attendance

Schools have a duty to report the following to the Local Education Authority:

– continuous pupil absences of two weeks or more

– pupils who fail to attend regularly, except where such absences are covered by a letter from parents.

Lateness

School starts at 8.55 a.m. and children who arrive between 8.55 and 9.30 a.m. receive a late mark. Attendance registers close at 9.30 a.m. and children arriving after this time are marked absent. Persistent latecomers will receive a late note to give to their parents. Reasons for lateness should be given either to the class teacher or the Headteacher. If persistent unexplained absences occur, the matter will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.