These expectations go alongside the VAT Behaviour Policy, which can be accessed on the Policies section of this website.
The school has a central role in the children’s social and moral development as well as their academic development. Therefore, we must work towards standards of behaviour based on our core values of love, respect, hope, forgiveness and courage. It follows that acceptable standards of behaviour are those which reflect these values.
We have three simple rules that all children need to follow which are “Ready, Respectful and Safe”. Our emphasis is on the positive reinforcement of good behaviour. This is achieved through:
Although rewards are central to the encouragement of good behaviour, realistically there is a need for sanctions to register the acknowledgement of unacceptable behaviour and to protect the safety and stability of the school community.
Stage 1: An informal reminder of behaviours we expect with some take up time
Stage 2: A reminder of behaviours we expect with some take up time
Stage 3: A final reminder with some take up time and the statement that there are no more chances
Stage 4: An informal internal exclusion outside of the classroom. This could be outside another classroom in a different year group and would last up to an hour
Stage 5: A formal internal exclusion for a morning, afternoon or whole day
Stage 6: An external exclusion where the child would be excluded from the school for a fixed period of time.