At St Luke’s, the children are at the heart of all that we do and every decision that we make. We have a nurturing, loving ethos where Christian values permeate through the life of the school. Every pupil understands that they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected and learn free from the disruption of others. 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 by trained staff are used consistently and are outlined in this behaviour and discipline policy which is understood by pupils and staff and shared with parents and carers. The section about exclusions explains that we only use exclusion as a last resort and the policy states the difference between permanent and fixed-term exclusion. Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions and are clear about consequences for excellent behaviour as well as consequences for more negative behaviour that needs to improve. Excellent behaviour is expected inside the school building, in the playground, on any trips and in the vicinity of the school. Families are involved in behaviour incidents and we endeavour to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life. The governing body emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.
This written statement and the Behaviour and Discipline Policy which includes the anti-bullying policy are reviewed by the governors, senior leadership and staff team on the first Inset day every September. The contents are shared appropriately with children and families shortly afterwards to ensure there is clarity of expectations. We reinforce the policy during the course of every school year.