Governing Body Statement of Behaviour Principles
The Education and Inspections Act 2006 and ‘Behaviour and Discipline in Schools: Guidance for Governing Bodies’ stipulate that the Governing Body is required to make and frequently review a written statement of general behaviour principles to guide the headteacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst pupils.
Rationale and Purpose
This Statement has been written in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006, and DfE guidance (‘Behaviour and Discipline in Schools: Guidance for Governing Bodies’) and the Equality Act 2010.
The purpose of this statement is to provide guidance for the Headteacher in developing Stocksbridge Junior School’s Behaviour Policy so that it reflects the shared aspirations and beliefs of governors, staff, parents and carers for the children in the school, as well as taking full account of the law, research and guidance on behaviour matters. Staff should be confident that they have the governor’s support when following the behaviour system based on this statement.
This is a statement of principles: it is the responsibility of the Headteacher to draw up the Behaviour Policy, taking account of these principles.
The Headteacher is also asked to take account of the guidance in DfE publication ‘Behaviour in Schools: a guide for headteachers and school staff (2022)’.
Our Behaviour Curriculum
The teaching of healthy behaviours and measures to prevent bullying are embedded within our school culture. These behaviours are taught through our RSHE curriculum and Social and Emotional Education curriculum (Thrive) and is adjusted in accordance with class assessment and need.
Relationship Education and Health Education
Our RSHE curriculum supports pupils to advocate and live by our school values: Respect, Endurance, Aspiration, Courage and Honesty as well as the British Values through the delivery of the Jigsaw scheme of work. This provides a broad and balanced curriculum which develops pupils personally, socially, emotionally and economically whilst also ensuring that the statutory parts of the RSHE curriculum are delivered in each year group. (See our RSHE Policy on the school website for right-time approaches to the teaching of behaviours).
Please visit our RSHE webpage for details of our approach to the statutory Relationships Education and Health Education.
Social & Emotional Education (Thrive)
Where appropriate and reasonable, adjustments are made within the curriculum to ensure all pupils can meet behavioural expectations.
We support all children in the development of these behaviours at right-time and reparative stages, offering differing levels of support in accordance with children’s stage of development.