St. Michael's CE School

Working Together For The Good Of All

“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”


As a Church of England school we believe that Christian values pervade every aspect of school life. We promote positive behaviour and the values of forgiveness, peace​ ​and compassion towards others.  With these Christian values as our foundation, we are committed to creating a safe, calm, orderly and positive Christian environment which values and respects each and every individual. 

We also firmly believe that we are preparing pupils  for their futures. This means that they must have respect for themselves and others, be able to get along with other people and responsibly resolve any differences and have a clear understanding of the term 'consent' . Pupils need to also understand that there is a requirement for rules and laws and the benefits to everyone for these being followed. We have very high expectations of the pupils in our care and instil in them that behaving makes them feel far better in themselves. Our strategy is a very proactive one and staff are well-trained in our whole school approach.

Our Behaviour Policy is rooted in these Christian values and high expectations. We set clear routines and expectations for pupil behaviour, ensuring that this Policy is applied consistently and fairly by all staff.  We take a very serious approach to reports of any form of bullying, use of gendered or homophobic language, any type of discrimination or peer-on-peer abuse. Everyone in our school community has a right to respect and to be able to work and learn in an atmosphere which is conducive to learning. We are also compliant with the expectations set out in the Department of Education statutory document entitled " Keeping Children Safe in Education" and ensuring that the safeguarding expectations are well embedded within the policy and procedures across our school and part of the school's Mission and Vision. 

Our Behaviour Policy means that at St. Michael’s we:

We also have a clear, fair and consistent framework for dealing with any unacceptable behaviour that is outlined in our Behaviour Policy. Staff have received training and are use effective de-escalation techniques and strategies that are specific to the individual needs of the pupils in our care. 

Growth Mindset supports good progress and good behaviour

At St. Michael’s we are embracing a Growth Mindset theory. We encourage the pupils to use setbacks and difficulties to motivate them; they celebrate effort rather than just results and encourage pupils to accept challenges with a sense of achievement for trying. Evidence shows that this makes pupils more motivated, more engaged with their learning and more likely to put in effort to seek improvement. These are our goals and we have introduced our Growth Mindset characters to support with this across the school.

Examples of some things we do are:

Helping Your Child Develop a Growth Mindset

Clearly, it will be beneficial for children if these messages are also being reinforced at home. Try these simple strategies:

Staff Training

Our phase leaders and key members of the support staff attended a Team Teach session for deescallation training. The whole school attended and completed training in safer handling on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. This training was led by an external leader.  The following session included the presentation below:

Behaviour Monitoring

As part of the ongoing monitoring of behaviour, we record serious behaviour incidents on our internal behaviour monitoring system, called CPOMS.  We ensure we take immediate and effective action to prevent reoccurrence and inform parents where necessary. We also ask all children to reflect on their behaviour either through a discussion (EYFS and Key Stage 1) or by writing it down (Key Stage 2).