Behaviour and Discipline Statement

Aims and Values

We aim to create a welcoming, caring environment in which every member of the Academy community feels valued and respected, and each person is treated fairly. Our values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
The Academy has a number of rules, but the primary aim of the behaviour policy is not a system to enforce rules. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn. This policy supports the Academy community in aiming to allow everyone to work together in an effective and considerate way.


We believe that good behaviour is essential in order for effective teaching and learning to take place. If children are to develop socially and academically then we need to promote and encourage excellent standards of behaviour. It is necessary to establish codes of conduct, which
are understood and shared by all staff, children and parents. 
  • Parents must ensure that their child attends punctually and regularly. They have a clear role in making sure their child is well behaved at school.
  • The governing body is responsible for setting general principles that inform the behaviour policy.
  • The governing body will consult the Principal, school staff, parents and pupils when developing these principles.
  • The Principal is responsible for developing the behaviour policy in the context of this framework. S/he will decide the standard of behaviour expected of pupils at the school and how that standard will be achieved, the school rules, any disciplinary penalties for breaking the rules and rewards for good behaviour.

Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

RIGHTS: All children have the right to learn, develop their potential and be safe and happy.
RULES: The rules or codes of behaviour are essential for maintaining the rights.
RESPONSIBILITIES: For their rights to be maintained children have to take on the responsibility of following the rules. If children break the rules they must understand that they have chosen to do this and therefore must accept the consequences of their actions.
Further information regarding behaviour and discipline at Severn View Primary Academy can be found in our school behaviour policy. Please click the following link to view the document: Behaviour Policy
Other policies related to behaviour and discipline may be found in the 'School Policies' page.