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Our Lady and St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

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At our school we aim to focus on rewarding positive behaviour but it is vital that children learn discipline and this is seen as an integral part of our mission statement and our school ethos.  We promote a firm yet fair approach to behaviour management in which rewards are in place for good behaviour and clear consequences are in place for poor behaviour choices. We want our children to leave our school as capable and morally sound young adults who know the difference between right and wrong and can take responsibility for their own actions. We listen to the command of Jesus to love one another and we endeavour to show this in our behaviour choices.


Board of Governors Our Lady and St Teresa`s Catholic Primary School
November 2018


The  Board of Governors of Our Lady and St. Teresa`s  Catholic Primary School believe that all members of our school community should be able to work, learn and achieve their full potential in a safe ,secure and orderly  environment  inspired and guided by the love of Christ and the teaching of  Catholic church.

We work with parents and carers to understand their children and their circumstances and believe this relationship plays an important part in building a strong, nurturing  and  effective  learning community.

Under the Education and Inspections Act  2006 the Governing Board  is charged with a duty to set the framework of the school`s policies  by providing a written statement of general principles  relating to behaviour and discipline ,taking into account the needs of all pupils .

Our Lady and St. Teresa`s  School  Behaviour and Discipline policies will give clear definitions of  the expected high standards of behaviour, outlining rewards and sanctions . All members of staff are expected to implement the rules fairly and consistently to foster good behaviour choices in a positive way. Sanctions should enable pupils to reflect on and learn from their behaviour and make reparation where ever possible.

Some pupils, for example those with special  educational  needs , can experience particular difficulties  with behaviour and the school will seek to ensure that such pupils receive support according to their need. The policy also indicates when a multi-agency assessment should be considered for pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.   The  Governing  Board  support the right of the school to exclude for a single offence where it is considered that allowing a pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.

Given the overriding need to keep children safe the school will use their power to search and use reasonable force in order to keep individuals from harming themselves or others. The policy also includes

  • Details of the school`s response to non-criminal bad behaviour  and bullying which occurs any where off the school premises and which is witnessed by school staff or reported  by a member of the public.
  • Details of the schools response to  poor behaviour  and the strategies agreed by school staff.


This statement and the policies that stem from it apply to all  pupils when travelling to and from school, in school  and  when engaged in extra-curricular activities.

Behaviour and discipline in schools – DfE  February 2014
Education and Inspection Act 2006

At Our Lady & St Teresa's, it is expected that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respectful behaviour and attitudes for all. The school’s Behaviour Policy is designed to support the way in which all members of the school can work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure. The Behaviour Policy is a means of promoting relationships where we understand each other, enabling everyone to work together with the common purpose of helping all pupils to achieve their best. This policy supports the school community in aiming to allow everyone to work together in an effective and mindful way. The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a considerate, cooperative and respectful way towards others. Pupils should be treated impartially and with the Behaviour Policy being applied in a consistent and attuned way. It aims to help pupils to grow in a safe and secure environment, and to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school and the wider community. It is designed to recognise, encourage, and promote positive behaviour. In part, through the ongoing development of pupil emotion regulation. 


Follow the link below for our Anti-Bullying Policy and our Behaviour Policy.

We are now a Thrive School, Mrs Jenkins being our licensed practitioner. In the Thrive Approach we use a developmental model to help us understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood. This model gives us a framework for understanding what healthy child development looks like in terms of behaviour and learning and clarifies what the role of adults should be in facilitating a child’s development at each of the different stages. In addition, the model gives us a lens through which to look at and interpret children’s behaviour, enabling us to identify the particular developmental needs being signalled by their behaviour and to choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.

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