“We consider the best way to encourage good standards of behaviour in school is a clear code of conduct backed by a balanced combination of rewards and punishments within a positive community atmosphere. Establishing a whole school behavior policy is an important step in that direction.” p. 99 Elton

At Milton Primary, we believe that a calm, orderly environment is essential if children are to learn most effectively. It is the responsibility of the academy to provide an environment which allows children and teachers to make most use of lesson time.

It is, therefore, worthwhile spending time setting the ground rules and asserting the academy’s code of conduct as a prerequisite to curriculum delivery. Our policy document aims to provide the framework to enable a positive environment to prevail and to allow members of the academy community to concentrate upon its chief purpose of education and learning.

It also recognises that within a climate of inclusion there will be children who need a personalised approach to their specific behavioural needs. In some cases this will mean that the sanctions, stages and rewards are not the most appropriate means of dealing with their behaviour and other forms of intervention and support may be used in conjunction with external agencies.