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Shibden Head Primary Academy

Behaviour Policy

We have high expectations about behaviour and conduct in our academy. We are committed to promoting good behaviour, which underpins a climate of safety. We believe that good behaviour needs to be carefully developed throughout the academy.

We believe that young people learn best when they are clear about what is expected of them and are clear about what they are supposed to do. Having a consistent system throughout the academy means that children are fully aware of what is expected.

The Behaviour Policy operates for all children throughout the academy. It is based on the children observing a few simple rules – Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe – which are intended to help each child develop a sense of responsibility for his/her actions and a caring and considerate attitude towards other people.

Good behaviour is recognised and rewarded in a number of ways. This includes teachers contacting parents with a good news phone call when a child’s behaviour has been particularly remarkable.

By identifying, praising and rewarding positive aspects of behaviour, we minimise instances of poor behaviour. There is a scale of sanctions for unacceptable behaviour. The first is always a warning and explanation to the child. Parents will always be informed and consulted if a child regularly misbehaves.

The Behaviour policy and Anti Bullying policy can be viewed via the links below. These policies are reviewed annually.

Anti Bullying Policy March 2023.pdf


behaviour policy 2023.pdf


We follow the Focus Trust policy for the exclusion of pupils. A link to this can be found in the ‘Policies’ section under ‘Our Academy’.