The Governing body, staff and pupils are committed to creating a caring, friendly and safe environment which encourages and reinforces good behaviour and the fostering of positive attitudes and the wider Christian values as part of The Federation.
In our environment it is important that an attitude of compassion, love and forgiveness is evident throughout the school. At North & South Cowton Community Primary School learning about appropriate behaviour, including understanding right and wrong, is based on being a good citizen and the principles of British Fundamental Values. It also encompasses the wider Christian teaching as shared with our sister school at Melsonby.
Pupils and staff speak of conflict and disagreement being dealt with fairly and compassionately based on principles of forgiveness and a fresh start. This policy sets out the expectations for behaviour at our school and the procedures we have created in order to help us implement these expectations. It also sets out the consequences for misdemeanours should they arise.
Written Statement of Behaviour Principles
• 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 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 DfE and LA exclusion guidance will be used to guide practice and outline the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term 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.
The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.