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Code of Behaviour

Values and Expectations.

Our Behaviour Policy is shared with all schools in the Catholic Pyramid and has three inter-linked elements – respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment by developing our relationship with God. To reinforce this we have use an ‘Assertive Discipline’ approach, which specifically teaches the rules alongside rewards and sanctions to each class and in assemblies.

Have respect for yourself.

If your father looks after the wild flowers which bloom today and wither tomorrow,
how much more will he look after you.

~ Matthew 6: v30

  • We will try to do our best in everything we do.
  • We will always try to do the right thing.
  • We will try to be cheerful and pleasant.
  • We will listen carefully and always speak gently and respectfully.
  • We will take pride in ourselves and always try to be clean and keep our uniform tidy.
  • We will keep ourselves under control by trying to act calmly and thoughtfully.

Have respect for the Christian values of this community.

Love one another just as I have loved you.
~ John 13: v34

  • We will try to be like Jesus in all we do and say.
  • We will show love by looking after others, being kind, gentle and helpful when we can.
  • When we are at Mass or Assembly we will try to be quiet so that we can listen and pray.
  • We will try to speak well of others.
  • We will try to be honest, tell the truth and own up even when we find it hard.
  • We will try to be the first to say sorry and make friends.
  • As we also belong to a much bigger community than the school, we will remember to pray for and support others who are less fortunate

Have respect for those around you.

Always treat others as you would like them to treat you.
~ Matthew 7: v12

Each one of us is special and deserves to be treated with respect. We will try to treat others the same.

  • Always try to be polite and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
  • Try to be patient and listen to what others have to say and not interrupt them.
  • Be ready:
    • to cheer people up if they are sad.
    • to help them if they are finding things difficult.
    • to praise them for their efforts.
  • Try not to disturb or distract others when they are working.
  • Never mock, make fun of or criticize other because they seem to be different.

Have respect for property and the environment.

The earth is the Lord’s and its fullness, the world and all who live in it.
~ Psalm 24

We are very lucky to have such a lovely school surrounded by beautiful grounds.

  • We will treat all school property with care and always be willing to tidy up.
  • We will take care never to spoil or damage the trees, the shrubs or the flowers.
  • We will be gentle and kind to all God’s creatures.
  • We will put litter in bins and try to recycle waste materials.
  • We will take responsibility for our own belongings and look after them.
  • We will always ask before borrowing or using other people’s things.

Have respect for the safety of everyone and everything in the school.

If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones,
Then he will certainly not go without his reward.

~ Matthew 10: v42

  • We will handle all property and equipment in a sensible way, taking care to tuck chairs in and not leave things lying around in class or in the cloakroom.
  • Shoelaces that are undone can cause us to trip over:
    • We will take time to make sure that shoelaces are tied.
    • We will take care when running in the playground and think about others.
  • We will try to remember never to throw sticks or stones, which could cause serious injury to others and ourselves.
  • Keeping safe means trying to be in the right place at the right time:
    • never leave the classroom or the playground without permission.
    • go straight to the gate at the front door at home time.
  • Remember our school is a NO SMOKING AREA. We will try to remind others about this if necessary.

Discipline.

Discipline is a very important principle and we endeavour to build it into the general code of behaviour in school. It is based on “respect for the person” – children’s respect for their peers, adults’ respect for the children. The school has a clear policy of rewarding good behaviour. Unacceptable behaviour is dealt with by sanctions outlined in the school’s Values and Expectations, set out below.