Behaviour Management Policy


College Expectations Of Pupil Behaviour

“Achieving Excellence through Partnership” is the stated mission of St Joseph’s College. Only by working together can we improve the quality of education for all our pupils and make St Joseph’s College a caring and enjoyable environment.

The most important rule for all of us in St Joseph’s to follow is:

Everyone will show courtesy and consideration for others at all times. We will respect the rights of all the people in the College, whilst striving to do the best we can to make this school a warm, welcoming and pleasant place in which to thrive.

There are a number of ways that we can accomplish this:

1. Make it possible for everyone to have an equal chance to learn and for the teacher to teach.

We can do this by:

  • Arriving on time with all equipment necessary for that lesson.
  • Being courteous, by listening carefully to staff and fellow pupils.
  • Following instructions and helping each other when appropriate.
  • Exercising self-discipline to act in a sensible and safe manner.
  • Beginning and ending the lesson in a courteous and orderly manner.
  • Respecting each others’ property. Arriving correctly dressed for the lesson.

2. Promote politeness and courtesy.

We can do this by:

  • Respecting other people and not calling them names.
  • Being polite at all times.
  • Remembering that bad language always reflects on the user.
  • Remembering that bullying in any form is unacceptable.

3. Move about the school safely and quietly, obeying the health and safety rules.

We can do this by:

  • Keeping to the left in the corridor and on the stairs.
  • Being ready to help by opening doors, letting people pass unhindered and helping to carry things.
  • Having consideration for others by NOT running, pushing and shouting.
  • Moving from class to class quickly and by the most direct route, as quietly as possible.

4. Always remember that our reputation out of school depends on the way we behave and dress.

We can do this by:

  • Wearing the proper school uniform to and from school.
  • Being polite and courteous to other path/transport users.
  • Travelling to school by the designated bus routes / special buses.
  • Walking to school by way of the main roads and paths, and avoiding unsafe areas.

5. Keep the school and grounds clean and tidy.

We can do this by:

  • Putting litter in the bins provided, even if it is not ours!
  • Eating lunch and break in designated areas.
  • Keeping our walls and furniture clean and unmarked.
  • Taking care of displays, particularly other pupils’ work.