Governors’ Principles of Behaviour

It is the primary aim of Blean School that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. We encourage children to become responsible for their own actions, for them to become aware of the possible consequences of what they say and do. As a school, we use restorative approaches to support a harmonious learning environment, where pupils are encouraged to self-regulate their behaviour. This restorative approach is based on the following four key features: Respect – for everyone by listening to others’ opinions and learning to value them. Responsibility – taking responsibility for your own actions. Repair – developing individuals’ abilities to find solutions that repair any harm that has occurred and ensure that negative behaviours are not repeated. Re-integration – working through a structured supportive process that aims to solve the problem. The school has three rules: Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe, but the primary aim of the behaviour policy is not a system to enforce rules. Rather, it is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.