Behaviour & Disciplinary Procedure
‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils behave outstandingly well at all times. Their behaviour in class is impeccable. They are eager to answer questions and listen very carefully and respond sensitively to their peers’ ideas and opinions. Pupils move around the school very safely and sensibly and help to ensure that buildings and playing areas are tidy and looked after very well. Pupils rarely miss a day of school. Pupils attend regularly because they do not want to ‘miss out’ on any aspect of school life and are very keen to learn as much as they can. Pupils are very polite, well mannered and respectful. They thoroughly enjoy welcoming visitors into their school and talking about their achievements. They take on their many responsibilities enthusiastically and are excellent school ambassadors. Pupils’ behaviour during assemblies is exemplary. Here there is a great sense of unity, common purpose and spirituality. This was shown during a rewards assembly where pupils were encouraged to recognise and value the efforts of others, and to celebrate their school’s success in sporting activities, such as swimming.' Ofsted 2016
At St Matthew's we have established a set of core principles regarding the behaviour of students, these are:
- Everyone has a right to feel safe at school. The staff at St Matthews are committed to ensuring that every child is protected from harm.
- Everyone is of equal value and will be valued equally regardless of whether or not they have a disability, whatever their ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status, whatever their gender and gender identity and whatever their sexual identity.
- It is everyone’s responsibility to help make our school a happy place where everyone can be successful.
- We expect that the behaviour of children will enable teachers to teach, and each other to learn.
- Everyone is responsible for his/her own behaviour.
- Our expectations are for good behaviour.
- Good behaviour will be celebrated and rewarded.
- The education of the majority of children will be protected from disruption by a minority of unacceptable behaviour.
- Unacceptable behaviour will be met with consequences.
- Parents will be informed about the expectations of the school and about the consequences if their child behaves inappropriately.
- We have rules in our school because they provide a code about working and being together.
The schools full behaviour policy is available to download below.
‘Pupils say that there is no bullying in school and the vast majority of parents confirm this. Pupils know exactly what to do if they experience bullying, but insist that it does not happen.’ Ofsted 2016
The governors and staff of St Matthew’s CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre fully recognise the contribution explicit anti-bullying work makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.
All staff and governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
The schools full bullying policy is available to download below.