School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.
Governor Statement of Behaviour Principles
This is a statement of principles, not practice. Practical applications of these principles are the responsibility of the Headteacher. The Governors at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and Nursery believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school and enable children to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life.
The purpose of this statement is to give guidance to the Headteacher in drawing up the behaviour policy by stating the principles the Governos expect to be followed. The Headteacher had a duty to publish the statement on the school website. The Headteacher will develop the Behaviour Policy with reference to the DFE guidance documents.
Behaviour in schools guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Principles for Behaviour Management at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery
- All children, staff and visitors have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is an inclusive school and 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 and sanctions are known, understood and used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy.
- There are a wide range of rewards, consistently and fairly applied in such a way to reward good behaviour around the school.
- This behaviour policy and associated school rules are understood by pupils and staff.
- It is recognised that the use of rewards and sanctions must have regards to the individual situation and the individual student and the Headteacher is expected to use their discretion in their use. Sanctions however should be applied fairly, consistently, proportionally and reasonably, taking into account SEND, disability and the needs of vulnerable children, offering support as necessary
- Exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
- Pupils are supporting in taking responsibility for their actions.
- Parents/Carers are informed where appropriate with regard to behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life.