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Behaviour Policy

BEHAVIOUR POLICY

Principles
The Gladesmore Community School Behaviour Policy flows from the Gladesmore Ethos statement and is guided by its principles. In particular we believe that in order to foster a positive teaching and learning environment, encouraging and modelling appropriate behaviour in all aspects of school life is essential. 

We aim to achieve this by ensuring that learning is relevant and stimulating, encouraging engagement. 

- promoting equal opportunities for all in an environment free from any discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, culture, religion, 
gender, sexuality, ability, and disability 
- promoting mutual respect and collective responsibility 
- striving to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment in which mutual respect is engendered 
- striving to provide an environment free from prejudice, bullying, disruption, and violence 
- promoting self-esteem, self-discipline, co-operation, tolerance, and respect for the duties and responsibilities of all staff 
- pre-emptive action in any situation which affects learning 
- advocating consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour, ensuring fairness 
- recognising as key and strongly encouraging the relationship with parents/carers, students, teachers, governors, and the community 
offering our students opportunities to be listened to, listen to each other, ask questions, have their questions honoured, find answers, and learn in diverse ways 
- providing guidance to enable students to manage their behaviour 

Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

Students 
Every student has the right to be able to learn, improve and be stimulated and challenged, in a positive and protected environment. It is every student’s responsibility to contribute to and improve this positive environment by asking questions, supporting others, listening to each other, following directions of staff and treating others with tolerance and respect. Ideally all students will be sufficiently confident to take risks with their learning – it is alright to make mistakes.
Staff 
Every member of staff has the right to teach and be treated with respect by students, parents, governors, the community and colleagues. It is every member of staff’s responsibility to aim to promote a positive learning environment for students and to treat students with respect. Staff should make classroom expectations explicit by frequently reinforcing rules, procedures and expectations for learning. Staff can facilitate learning by providing work that is accessible to students.

Staff should apply all policies and procedures fairly and consistently and contribute to their ongoing development. Staff should aim to communicate regularly with parents. Staff should actively model positive behaviour.

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Tony Hartney,
24 Nov 2013 02:45

Gladesmore Community School

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