Green Farm Road, Colne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HA

Tel: 01787 222717

e-mail: admin@colneengaine.essex.sch.uk (Mrs Sarah Cushney, School Business Manager)

Headteacher:  Mrs Julie Sarti

The policy to which the school works in regard to behaviour is the Social Policy.

These are the principles on which the behaviour policy is based, as considered and agreed by the Governing Body:

  • Every child has the right to receive education and enjoy their school experiences in a safe and secure environment, free from intimidation, threat or harm.
  • Every child has the right to learn and there can be no tolerance of behaviour which impedes that right.
  • The curriculum on offer and the processes through which it is delivered must be designed to engage the interests and energies of all children.
  • There must be clear expectations and consistent and effective school routines but, as far as possible, the expectations should not be imposed but be developed in each child from discussion and reflection.
  • The balance should always be weighted to the celebration of good, social behaviour, rather than to punishment and sanctions.
  • The systems and routines in use should encourage and support mutual respect and trust between adults and children, they should help to bolster as appropriate the feelings of self-worth and self-esteem of children, they should help to develop an understanding that everyone has responsibilities as well as rights, they should advocate the importance of constructive criticism and of learning from mistakes.
  • Children should be involved in developing codes of conduct for their classroom learning sessions, for school time more generally and for the playgrounds.
  • There should be regular discussion among staff and sharing of information which might impact on how behaviour issues are dealt with; there should be discussions with parents and carers whenever helpful and appropriate.
  • The school’s Physical Intervention Policy will provide the detailed and necessary guidance for dealing with behaviour likely to lead to immediate harm for the individual or others.
  • The requirements of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Equalities Policy will always be taken into account in deciding on actions in relation to behaviour.
  • In regard to situations such as searching children for possible prohibited items or responding to poor behaviour outwith the school premises,  the Headteacher will make decisions in the context of the above principles and will involve parents and carers as quickly as possible.
  • the Governing Body will trust the good sense of the Headteacher and support her/his decision making as necessary.