Behaviour Policy (2023)
At Orchard Primary we believe that all individuals within our school have the right to a safe, sociable, orderly and non-threatening environment in which to learn and play.
We believe that the use of a positive, supportive behaviour management system, which operates within a well-structured and consistent framework, makes effective teaching and learning possible.
A system that facilitates the development of self-esteem, self-discipline and respect for others also contributes significantly to meeting the emotional and social needs of all children, so that they are supported to become citizens of good character, both in school and beyond.
A caring classroom atmosphere helps to reinforce good behaviour. However, we also consider that children learn best when they are clear about what is expected of them and when they are consistently encouraged to reach a school’s high expectations for behaviour and attitude. Clear guidelines, reinforcement of positive aspects of children’s behaviour, praise and rewards, and the children's own sense of self-worth; therefore, will all contribute to a willingness to behave in an appropriate manner. We have a ‘warm-strict’ ethos therefore.