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“Why crush behaviours with punishment when you can grow them with love? Visible consistency with visible kindness allows exceptional behaviour to flourish.”

Paul Dix, ‘When The Adults Change, Everything Changes’, 2017


Our written statement of behaviour principles

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others

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

  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times

  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy

  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff

  • The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in suspensions and permanent exclusions

  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions

  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life

The school also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.


Our five golden rules to securing excellent behaviour and relationships at Newtown.


Be ready

Be respectful

Be a role model

Be reliable

Be responsible


Our five golden rules help us to be the very best version of ourselves. 

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