St Brigid's RC Primary School

Behaviour for Learning Policy


We are committed to equal opportunities and this policy has been written in conjunction with our Equality and Diversity Policy 2016. We are committed to keeping all children safe and this policy is written in conjunction with all relevant Health and Safety Policies, including the school’s Safeguarding and Anti-bullying policies.

At St Brigid’s we value each person as a unique individual created by God. It is our aim that everybody reaches their true potential and therefore have very high expectations of behaviour. This policy is written in the light of the gospel and our school mission statement.

We believe that people respond and thrive best when they are praised a lot. That is why at St Brigid’s, we have a ‘spot people being good’ policy. This is the most important strategy and should be evident in all that we do as adults. We also believe that adults should model the behaviour they wish their pupils to aspire to. In other words, all adults will lead by example. Behaviour management should also be age appropriate. Everyone needs to be consistent in managing behaviour in accordance with this policy. This also promotes pupil well-being and helps to build self esteem and an ‘I can’ attitude amongst all our children.

The four Key Values of the school are:

 We are all made in God’s image- each unique and talented.

 To be the best we can be in all things- happy confident and thriving.

 To care for one another- our planet and our community.

 Let everything we think, do and say be a shining example of our faith.


Our Beliefs:

We believe in one God and one world and humanity made by God.

The two most important commandments are…to love God with all our hearts, our minds, our souls and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

We believe that everyone has both rights and responsibilities as human beings who come together as one community. God has chosen each of us.



Children have the right…





Children have the responsibility…

To be protected from conflict, cruelty, exploitation and neglect.

To care and respect each other with understanding. Not to bully or harm each other.

To a clean environment, at home, at school or wherever they are.

To do what they can to look after the environment.

To be educated.

To learn as much as they can and help others to learn.

To freedom of thought and religion.

To respect other people’s thoughts and religions.

To be heard.

To listen to people.

To proper medical care.

To take care of themselves.

To be loved and respected.

To show love and respect to others.

To special care for special needs.

To be the best they can be.

To make mistakes.

To learn from their mistakes.

To be adequately fed.

To understand that food and water are to be appreciated in our world and we are fortunate to have enough whilst others do not, therefore we don’t waste it.

To relax, play and join a wide range of activities.

To include everyone in their games.