Our school is a caring, Christian community where the highest value is placed on human relationships. We aim for children to learn in a safe, happy environment where bullying is not tolerated. Ofsted judged behaviour to be "exemplary" and we are proud of the very high standards of behaviour in our school.
School Code of Conduct
With the children we have agreed a clearly defined Code of Conduct which is:
We ask that you support us by reinforcing with your children the Christian values and attitudes expressed within it.
We also have 5 whole school rules that we expect everyone to follow at all times. These are discussed with children in Family Group time, in class and in assemblies and they have been written to capture the children’s wishes as closely as possible.
- Do to others as you would have them do to you
- Do your best and let others do theirs
- Listen respectfully and do as you are asked
- Be kind and truthful
- Look after our school and everything in it.
All teachers regularly discuss expectations with their classes and remind them of the type of learning environment we aim to provide at St Sidwell’s. Copies of our Behaviour Policy, which details our systems for rewards and sanctions, and our Anti-Bullying Policy are given to parents when they join our school and can be read on the Policiespage of this website.
Our management of children's behaviour is based upon the following principles:
- Every child is in school to learn and has the right to learn, and every teacher is in school in order to teach.
- No-one is entitled to disrupt teaching and learning. All children will be encouraged to develop those skills that will enable them to exercise self discipline as early as possible.
- Every child and every adult has the right to enjoy periods of recreation with their friends. No-one is entitled to cause distress to others during playtimes.
Parents/carers are always informed if a child’s behaviour is not acceptable and we look for support from home to help us to overcome any problems.
With children’s increasing use of the internet and social networking sites at home, we are now addressing e-bullying with children and helping them to stay safe and free from intimidation. Mobile phones are not allowed in school.
We ask that children do not bring toys to school unless asked to by a teacher, perhaps as part of a project or topic. We appreciate that special toys and possessions can sometimes help very young anxious children to settle early on in their school life, so please speak to the teacher if this is the case.