We have simplified our ‘rules’ from a list approach to a set of values:
We do our best
All children learn about these expectations in an age appropriate way with an expanding complexity as they mature. We place a strong emphasis on individual responsibility for positive personal and learning behaviour, where the consequences to themselves and others are understood. In cases of more challenging behaviour an individual plan and set of criteria will be used. We endeavour to improve behaviour primarily through encouraging and rewarding positive behaviour. Where necessary, sanctions are imposed for negative behaviour, along with a restorative approach to try to put things right. See the policy in the link above for further details.