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Behaviour at PaWS

At PaWS, we believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school and enable children to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life.  Furthermore, they are essential for pupils’ life long success and are key in enabling them to flourish, reach their potential and enjoy fullness of life.  

​​​​​​”Pupils behave well because staff model positive behaviour and attitudes. Children in the early years learn how to regulate their behaviour and follow routines so they can focus on their learning”

- Ofsted Jan 2022

Behaviour principles:

  • Pevensey and Westham is an inclusive school. Everyone should be free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation of any sort;
  • Equity is when everyone gets what they need to achieve;
  • Everyone has the right to feel safe all of the time;
  • Bullying or harassment of any description is unacceptable even if it occurs outside normal school hours;
  • Every pupil should be educated in an environment where they feel valued, listened to and respected;
  • Children should be encouraged to be accountable and take responsibility for their actions and the impact on themselves and others.  They should be encouraged to make ethical choices and be agents of change;
  • The school’s values of being kind, resilient, healthy, honest and showing forgiveness should be central tenets to how children and staff discuss behaviour;
  • Consequences should enable a pupil to reflect on, and learn from a situation and to make reparation wherever possible;
  • Children should be supported to build self-discipline, empathy and emotional resilience through the development of strong self-regulation systems;
  • All adults in school should model, maintain, encourage and promote positive behaviour and the principles of fairness and justice;
  • High expectations for positive behaviours and attitudes towards learning provide the foundations for our children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners;
  • The school should work in partnership with parents and carers to develop and promote positive behaviours;
  • High expectations for children’s behaviour while in school should be mirrored while out of school and when online;
  • The school should seek advice from appropriate outside agencies wherever necessary;
  • Exclusion from school is a last resort.

These principles are supported in practice through our Positive Relationships and Behaviour policy as well as our Home-School agreement.