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Behaviour Statement

At Aston Clinton School we believe that all children and adults in our school and community are important.  We have a legal responsibility to ensure every child is safe and protected from harm.  We aim to provide an environment where everyone feels valued, happy and secure. 


We are committed to enabling all of our pupils to access their education successfully by regulating the conduct of all pupils. Keeping pupils in control is not an educational aim in itself, but it is a necessary pre-requisite for the achievement of many other educational aims. 


This policy is based on the following beliefs:


  • The Governing Body of Aston Clinton School has consistently high expectations of our pupils’ behaviour without exception. We believe that excellent behaviour is imperative in order to ensure that all children’s right to an outstanding education is respected. We believe all children should understand that it is the responsibility of staff, pupils and members of the school community to uphold and maintain our school ethos: Together we: ‘Aspire, Care and Succeed’.  

  • Every pupil understands and respects that they have the right to be heard, to learn and to be safe in body and mind, to be valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others.  

  • Developing the whole child enables them to take responsibility for their own behaviour by promoting self-discipline and proper regard for authority. 

  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions and given the opportunity to repair the harm that they may have caused. 

  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination.  

  • Encouraging good behaviour and respect for others aims to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.  

  • Children need to know when they have been successful.  Improved self-esteem leads to improved behaviour. 

  • Praise and positive reinforcement is more effective than punishment. 

  • School will work in collaboration with children, parents and staff to uphold consistently high expectations of their behaviour and modelling at all times 

  • Effective links and co-operation between home and school are essential to success. 

  • Consistency is the key to success. The behaviour policy of the school depends upon all staff, teaching and non-teaching, endeavoring to achieve these aims by understanding and being able to implement its procedures. 

  • The school’s legal duties under the Equality Act, 2010 in respect of safeguarding, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and all vulnerable pupils, is set out in the Behaviour Policy and known to all staff. 


Please see our full Restorative Practice and Behaviour Policy in the ‘Policies’ section (link below).  Our policy complies with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.