The Staff and Governors of Carleton Endowed CE Primary School are fully committed to achieving high standards of discipline and behaviour in our school.
Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. The Government supports head teachers in using exclusion as a sanction where it is warranted. However, permanent exclusion should only be used as a last resort, in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school's behaviour policy; and where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.
The School Policy for Discipline and Behaviour (Super Behaviour Booklet) sets out clearly our aims and objectives and the code of conduct we expect from our pupils. All Staff are in agreement with the Policy and implement it consistently so that pupils understand what is expected of them and know the boundaries of behaviour.
Through the Discipline and Behaviour Policy, we aim to promote among pupils, self-discipline, a respect for authority, care and respect for others and an understanding that good behaviour is rewarded but bad behaviour will not be tolerated.
However, if a pupil’s behaviour continues to be disruptive or violent, in spite of applying all the measures in the Discipline and Behaviour Policy, and undermines the quality of teaching and learning for other pupils, then procedures for the exclusion of the pupil will commence.
In dealing with incidents resulting in exclusion of a pupil, the Head Teacher and Governing Body will follow the Guidelines for Exclusion by North Yorkshire Education Authority, as set out in their document, ‘Pupil Exclusions - Guidelines for Head Teachers. This Policy and paperwork associated with an exclusion is based on the following legislation
- The Education Act 2002, as amended by the Education Act 2011
- The School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) Regulations 2012
- The Education and Inspections Act 2006
- The Education Act 1996
- The Education (Provision of Full-Time Education for Excluded Pupils) (England) Regulations 2007, as amended by the Education (Provision of Full-Time Education for Excluded Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014