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At Balfour Primary School we have high expectations of behaviour and personal achievement for all our pupils. This is established by providing a caring and stimulating environment. Pupils are encouraged to be independent, develop self-control and show respect for others.

We believe that our Rights Respecting Behaviour Policy is crucial in enabling the school to develop the inclusive learning environments that inspire all our children to be successful as learners, develop a high level of self-esteem and ultimately maximise their full potential and give them the cultural capital they need to thrive in our global society.

Through this policy we will create an ethos that will:

  • promote an awareness of everybody’s individual needs and aim that all are valued within the school community
  • ensure that every child is aware of the whole school values, their rights and responsibilities and will have helped to produce their Class Charter and other charters within school.
  • expect good behaviour to be modelled by all adults in the school
  • expect everyone to take pride in their school, class, learning, environment and their relationships with peers and colleagues
  • expect all staff to treat children fairly, consistently and sensitively,
  • celebrate and praise children’s achievement and success
  • value parental support in working collaboratively to find solutions to behaviour management issues
  • teach respect for ourselves and others, promoting the understanding that we are all different, but have the same rights
  • ensure a consistent, positive approach to behaviour management throughout the whole school day, from Breakfast Club to After School clubs
  • provide children, staff and all adults within the school community with an environment that promotes learning and supports each individual
  • ensure the emotional, social and learning needs of individuals are supported and developed, involving other agencies where appropriate
  • establish clear procedures for dealing with and managing unacceptable behaviour
  • encourage the active and early involvement of parents in supporting positive behaviour
  • work in partnership with parent/carers in supporting children’s social and emotional development
  • demonstrate that discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity (Article 28)
  • ensure that all staff and children develop a sense of responsibility with how they act and what they say

Being a values-led and Rights Respecting School underpins our whole school behaviour policy and we believe that this will promote positive behaviour and develop successful, responsible citizens for the future.

Our whole school charter reflects the principles for behaviour in the school which have been agreed by the whole school community. 

Children's version of the whole school charter which links the school values and rights and is displayed in each class.