St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

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;