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Written Statement of Behaviour Principles


The Governing Body of Hurst Drive Primary School is responsible for reviewing and approving the written statement of general behaviour principles as set out below to guide the Headteacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and to give guidance in drawing up the School Behaviour Policy by stating the principles the Governors expect to be followed.  


The Governors will also review the School Behaviour Policy in conjunction with the headteacher and monitor the policy’s effectiveness, holding the headteacher to account for its implementation.


Written Statement of Behaviour Principles


  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others;


  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination;


  • Staff, governors and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times;


  • Rewards, consequences and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the School Behaviour Policy;



  • The Exclusions Policy is contained within the School Behaviour Policy and explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in fixed-term exclusions and permanent exclusions;


  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions; and,


  • Families are kept informed regarding behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and a pupil's home life.


The Governing Body also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour towards staff and pupils will not be tolerated in any circumstances.


This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the full Governing Body every 3 years.


Reviewed: November 2023

Next Review: November 2026