St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Our Good Behaviour Promise

We set the following promises for behaviours at St Mary's to ensure we all shine brightly. These expectations are set out as follows:


Adults will promise to:

● be calm, consistent and fair;

● refer to 'Ready, Respectful, Safe';

● model positive relationships and respect;

● model forgiveness and the possibility of restoration and a new beginning in their relationships with both adults and children;

● meet and greet at the door;

● follow up behaviours with reflective dialogues;

● accept others for who they are, as they are;

● never ignore pupils who are behaving badly.


To shine, pupils will:

● treat all members of our school community with respect and compassion;

● adhere to "Be ready, Be respectful, Be safe" both in school and outside on the playground;

● walk around school quietly, hold doors open and share a polite message e.g. "Have a good day", "You're welcome", "Can I help you?"

● enter the hall for collective worship and lunch in a calm, quiet manner;

● use lesson time for learning, concentrate on their work and allow others to concentrate on theirs;

● speak politely, listen carefully, looking at the person speaking to them and share considerate manners at all times;

● seek to avoid confrontation and demonstrate compassion through active listening and forgiveness where there is an acknowledgement of wrong-doing;

● maintain the same high standards of behaviour in after school clubs as they do in school time;

● appreciate that they are representing the school when taking part in educational visits, maintaining an exemplary standard of behaviour at all times.


Parents will promise to:

  • Respect and model the caring ethos of our school whenever on school premises or when communicating directly with school.
  • Understand that school parents and staff need to work together for the benefit of all.
  • Demonstrate that all members of the school community should be treated with tolerance and respect and therefore set a good example in their own speech, conduct and behaviour. 
  • Seek to clarify a child's version of events with the school's view in order to bring about a peaceful solution to any issue. 
  • Approach the right member of school staff to help resolve any issues or concerns.

In addition:

● make children aware of appropriate behaviour;

● encourage independence and self-discipline;

● show an interest in all their child does in school;

● make sure your child is aware of the school rules;

● keep school informed of behaviour difficulties or traumas experiences at home that may affect their child's behaviour in school;