St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Statement of Behaviour Principles


Our Mission statement is the foundation of all that we seek to do and promote as a School Community:

Let your Light Shine
God made each one of us – we are all His unique disciples and His love is the love we share.
We share our God given gifts and talents.
We RESPECT each other’s differences and welcome DIVERSITY, celebrating and sharing our God given gifts and talents.
We show COMPASSION and friendship for others in school, at home, in our local community and for our global family.
We have the COURAGE and hope to face any challenges and follow our dreams.
We are given the FREEDOM to make the most of every learning experience we have and be the very best we can be.
We welcome the RESPONSIBILITY of being stewards of God’s wonderful gift of creation and caring for our common home.
We place Jesus at the centre of all we do, growing in our Faith through our heads, hearts and hands.


* Staff should always seek to promote positive behaviour through praise, encouragement, rewards and the development of self-esteem, on the assumption that children are inherently good and desire to be sociable members of our school community.

* Staff should encourage pupils to develop self-discipline as they are guided in making right choices independently and understanding the consequences of their actions, responding to the specific needs of each pupil.

* Respect for the individual is paramount.

* Staff have powers to restrain and discipline pupils when necessary and appropriate, but always and only within the principles of our Mission statement.

* Governors have a duty of pastoral care for the Headteacher and Staff.

* Allegations of misconduct or abuse against staff are managed sensitively and always in accordance with determined procedures.

* Associated school policies should be adhered to in respect of Staff Conduct, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Behaviour.