Behaviour Policy

At Cullercoats Primary School we believe that our pupils will develop as good citizens when they have the opportunity to learn within a secure and friendly environment which promotes and rewards good behaviour.

The school aims are to encourage respect and understanding of others and the environment. We place great
importance on ensuring that the children are responsible for their actions in order to develop self discipline.

We ask all staff, parents and pupils to work with the school to promote appropriate behaviour. The school will:

  • Provide a welcoming, interesting, caring and secure school environment.
  • Praise success and good behaviour.
  • Teach the children to understand that their actions affect others and be responsible for
  • Encourage an attitude of helping and supporting each other.
  • Encourage children to talk respectfully to pupils and adults and value the comments and
    contributions of others.
  • Ensure that each child has an equal opportunity to achieve their potential and develop their
  • Encourage children to look after the school and outside environment.
  • Enable each child to develop skills to work effectively with others, to organise their work
    and be responsible for their learning.
  • Encourage a positive attitude towards all school activities.
  • Encourage children to appreciate and respect differences in people and communities.
  • Give children a sense of belonging to the school family, Local, National and Global Community.

School values include:

  •  being polite and well mannered
  • telling the truth
  •  listening to advice and instructions
  • respecting the rights and property of others
  •  taking care and helping one another
  •  taking responsibility
  •  self discipline and control
  •  equal opportunities for all
  •  having a positive attitude towards learning
  •  active participation in school life
  •  adopting healthy lifestyles

School values reject:

  • bullying
  • cheating
  •  harming others
  •  telling lies
  •  destroying property
  • name calling
  •  stealing
  •  racism
  •  greed
  •  selfishness

School Rules:

  • Have a positive attitude towards your learning.
  • Listen to the teacher.
    Be polite and well mannered.
    Tell the truth.
  • Listen to advice and follow instructions the first time that you are asked.
  • Take care and help one another.
    Taking responsibility for your own actions
  • Respect the rights and property of others
  • Equal opportunities for all—be fair
  • Actively participate in school life.
  • Adopt healthy lifestyles.

School strategies to encourage good behaviour:

  • Use praise and positive reinforcement.
  • Inform pupils and parents of good behaviour.
  • Each class develops a rewards system.
  • An award assembly is held each week when teachers in each Key Stage can nominate children for a Head
    teacher’s award.
  • Short term goals targeting positive behaviours.
  •  Clear guidelines for children as to appropriate behaviour.
  •  Use of teaching styles which encourage empathy, co-operation, emulation and collaboration.
  •  Collective worship includes themes to promote appropriate behaviour.
  •  Regular class discussion with regard to school and class rules, and why some behaviour is inappropriate.
  •  Consistency of approach.
  • Home/school contract—parents agree to share and support the school in promoting good
  • Social and emotional skills taught in PSHE lessons
    School strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour include:
  •  Verbal warning.
  • Stay behind for a period of time at the end of the session.
  • Recording inappropriate behaviour on class behaviour record (warning, consequence 1, consequence 2,
    inform parents by telephone or letter)
  • Movement of the child within the class.
  • Traffic Light System.
  • Movement to another member of Staff. Sent to the appropriate member of the Senior Management

    • EYFS and Key Stage 1 Miss F Stewart Deputy Headteacher
    • Key Stage 2 Mrs Jane Armstrong Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO
  •  Loss of privileges, break, lunchtime or participation in events.
  • If inappropriate behaviour persists parents will be contacted by telephone or letter.
  • Serious actions such as violence, theft or incidents of bullying parents will result in parents being
    informed as soon as possible.
  • School Code of Practice to deal with persistent inappropriate behaviour.
  • Meaningless punishments are avoided.
  •  If inappropriate behaviour persists parents will be contacted by telephone or letter.
    The above stages will be recorded on a class discipline record. For a misdemeanour which is considered
    serious, such as an act of violence or incidents of bullying, a parent will be contacted as soon as possible.
    An incident report form will be completed detailing the misdemeanour and the action taken.