‘Good behaviour is a necessary condition for effective learning to take place.’ (Elton Report)
At the schools of St Alphege we insist that ‘in all key stages pupils are expected to display high standards of behaviour and safety across all aspects of school life.’ (School Improvement Plan).
We are a caring, Christian community whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. Everyone believes in an environment which encourages children and builds on self-esteem, so that they become more confident, mature, independent learners and members of society. Our governing body accepts this principle and seeks to create an environment in school which encourages and reinforces good behaviour. Furthermore it is acknowledged that society expects good behaviour as an important outcome of the educational process.
Our behaviour policies are, therefore, designed to support a structure for managing behaviour within each school; behaviour that is appropriate and understood by all members of our community.