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Behaviour Statement

Governor Statement  of Behaviour Principles

This is a statement of principles and not practice.  Practical application of these principles is the responsibility of the Headteacher. 

The Governors at Woodcote Primary School believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school and enable children to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life. 


Written statement of behaviour principles


  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and to be able to learn free from the disruption of others
  • Woodcote Primary School is an inclusive school and all pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in suspensions and exclusions
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in the handling of behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life


The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour or abuse by pupils or parents/guardians towards the school staff will not be tolerated in any circumstances.