Behaviour at St George's

At St George's, we have the highest expectations of our own behaviour and the behaviour of others. Our Respect message plays a huge role in this. 


There are many ways that we celebrate and reward positive behaviour in the school. These include:

star of the day, secret student, house points, house stars, pom poms in buckets, Head Teacher awards, sports awards and recognising children's achievements in the weekly newsletter. 


Whilst we pride outselves on the outstanding behaviour of our children, we recognise that there are rare occasions when pupils demonstrate disrespectful behaviour. As a school we enable the children to recognise these behaviours and find a way to resolve the situation. 


Occasionally children may display rude behaviour; not listening, talking over people, pushing to be first/last in the line, pulling faces at each other etc. They could also display mean behaviour, which includes making unkind comments, leaving someone out etc.


We do not tolerate any of these behaviours and children are spoken to immediately. We also encourage the children to say 'Stop! I don't like that', if someone is being rude or mean to them, and then to let a trusted adult know. 


If this behaviour continues, it can be seen as bullying behaviour and the children are confident in spotting this using the STOP system. 


Several Times One Person - Is there someone who keeps being unkind to one person?                                                                       Or uses their age or strength to frighten someone?

Several Times One Person - Is there someone who is being unkind to several people?


Several Times One Person - Are there several people being unkind to one person?


As a school we recognise that these scenarios could be bullying behaviour which is immediately dealt with when it is seen or reported. The children are also taught the five key strategies to combat bullying behaviour. 


1. Say Stop! I don't like that.

2. Walk away

3. Tell a trusted adult who can help

4. Never think that it is your fault. This behaviour is not acceptable. 

5. Report bullying behaviour to a trusted adult if you see it happening


You can find out more how we prevent, monitor and deal with all types of behaviour in our positive behaviour policy and anti-bullying policies.