St Paul's Catholic Primary School, V.A.

Journeying together in faith, hope and love.

Behaviour Principles Statement



Our Mission Statement:

‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)

In everything we do we are journeying together in faith, hope and love. These virtues underpin all of the behavioural principles and school behaviour policies.

The behaviour and attitudes of our pupils is outstanding.

We are all proud to be part of St Paul's Catholic Primary School, VA.


St Paul’s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Principles Written Statement

Section 88(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 requires the governing body to:

  1. make, and from time to time review, a written statement of general principles to guide the headteacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst pupils; and
  2. notify the head teacher and give him or her related guidance if the governing body wants the school’s behaviour policy to include particular measures or address particular issues.


This statement is to be read in conjunction with the school behaviour policy and home school agreement which are reviewed and approved annually by the Academy Council.


Behaviour Principles

  • Every pupil at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School understands 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 are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils, parents, governors and school staff
  • The behaviour policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life


The Academy Council also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances. This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the Academy Council every two years.