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

Where the children grow in the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.

Behaviour Principles Statement


St Paul’s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Principles Written Statement

Our Mission Statement:

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

 Christ is at the centre of our Catholic faith.

The gospel values are the focus of our school life, not only in celebration and prayer, but through all our work and in everything we do.


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 governing body.


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 Full Governing Body/Academy Council every two years.