The Golden Rule is: In order that all members of the school community can co-exist and work happily together respect and care must be shown to others at all times.
Pupils must :
1. Be ready to understand others’ point of view and respect their property.
2. Keep the school clean and tidy at all times, put litter in the bin, take care of displays, keep equipment in working order. Chewing gum is not allowed to be eaten in school.
3. Move around the school in a tidy and orderly fashion, to move quietly from outside school into the classroom. No running, shouting or pushing in the corridor, to open doors, stand aside for adults to pass and to be ready to assist in carrying books etc. when necessary.
4. Give of their best at all times, take part in school activities be it class work, homework, games, choir, folk dancing, craft work. Every pupil plays an important role in the life of the school.
5. Behave in an orderly way within the classroom order to enable pupils to listen and learn through following instructions and co-operate with each other. Be sensible at all times.
6. Be polite at all time. This is of paramount importance when on visits outside school - the public judge the school on the strength of pupils behaviour.
7. Respect all teachers and pupils by not being defiant, obstreperous or physically or mentally abusive and aggressive.
8. Attend school regularly.
9. Be punctual at the commencement of the school day and then when lining up at the end of each school break.
10. Wear school uniform, especially during special occasions such as concerts and so on.
11. For safety jewellery is not be worn to school. Ear studs are allowed.
12. Neither make-up nor nail varnish is to be worn to school.
13. Children are no allowed to play unsupervised on school premises after school hours.
14. Pupils are not allowed to bring bicycles to school unless it’s for cycle proficiency training.
15. Clothes and all personal property should be clearly marked.
16. Dinner money is to be collected on Monday.
17. Glass bottles or cans of drink should not be brought to school or taken on school trips.
If school rules are broken the following sanctions will be applied:
1. Removal from group (in class).
2. Withdrawal of break or lunchtime privileges - extra work set,
3. Withholding participation in school trips or sports events that are not an essential part of the curriculum.
4. Paying for broken/damaged resources.
5. Withdrawal from a particular lesson or peer group.
6. Discussion with parents.
7. Exclusion, fixed term or permanent.
Praise is given in the following way: -
a) Public praise in front of the class, group, year or whole school.
b) A visit to a more senior member of staff and/of Head for commendation.
c) Public acknowledgement of the achievement e.g. newspaper pictures/reports, assembly.
d) Badges or certificates formally presented or otherwise for good behaviour, prizes which reflect endeavour.
e) Use of school reports to comment favourably not only on good work and academic achievement but on behaviour, on involvement and on general attitudes.
f) A letter to parents informing them specifically of some action or achievement deserving praise.
The school believes that parents are responsible for the behaviour of their children, and within the school situation this behaviour must be acceptable to the community therein and reflect the values and standards expected by the school. The school believes that children have a right to order and discipline to enable them to work in peace and security. The overall discipline and enforcing of school rules is Mr James’ responsibility, together with the assistance of the staff. An emphasis is placed on self-discipline, so that order and care are an integral part of the school’s ethos.
Corporal punishment is not administered, and punishment for misbehaviour is mainly through loss of privilege. The school is also aware of the importance of counselling as a means of seeking appropriate behaviour. If a child fails to respond to these courses of action, parental consultation will take place.
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