Students have a right to learn and teachers to teach and, without good behaviour, neither is possible.
The school has a responsibility both to manage students’ behaviour and to encourage students to manage their own behaviour in such a way that learning and teaching can be effective in school, on school visits and on their way to and from school.
Whilst it is possible to produce a list of school rules, students’ good behaviour is secured in the longer term through modelling very high expectations, respectful relationships and clear boundaries.
The management of students’ behaviour in schools is a complex and challenging area for schools’ and school leadership and the aim is to ensure that effective learning and teaching can take place in a well-ordered environment. Therefore, the school’s expectations of student behaviour, of the quality of teaching, of the interactions between students and staff which facilitate positive behaviour for learning and of the supportive involvement of parents and outside agencies in promoting good behaviour are high.
It is our belief that excellent student behaviour is promoted through an engaging and challenging curriculum and from excellent teaching. We also believe in a restorative approach and want to provide students the platform and opportunity to reflect on unacceptable behaviour in a bid to show improvements in future behaviour.
When in school we expect our students to uphold and conduct themselves in line with The Stowupland Way. This promotes the schools ethos and values as well as detailing how students can meet our high expectations in and around the school site.
Parents/carers can read our school Behaviour Policy to see how the school reinforces these expectations if a student conducts themselves in an inappropriate way.
Parents/carers can also see our Early Help Offer to view the number of ways we can support students in meeting expectations and reaching their goals.