The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Children come to school to learn and develop as individuals; any behaviour by another that stops this happening is unacceptable.

Good behaviour is expected from all the children in our school. Care, consideration, politeness, co-operation, tolerance and mutual respect are the qualities that we seek to encourage and develop. Our school rules are simple and clear and all children are expected to comply with them.

School Expectations

1. Respect other people and their belongings.
2. Always do your best and let others do their best.
3. Follow instructions the first time.
4. Keep your hands and your feet to yourself
5. Help take care of our school so that everyone can enjoy being here.

We believe that children need to take responsibility for their actions. Our discipline policy reflects this, placing a large emphasis on rewarding appropriate work and behaviour. Wherever possible we will involve parents in the reward process by sending home certificates or telephoning parents to let them know when their child has been particularly successful.

Those children who choose to misbehave, by breaking the rules or stopping others from learning will face a series of clearly explained and escalating sanctions.


1:  Name on board: A warning
2:  Tick by name on board: Moved within the classroom
3:  2 ticks by name on board: Sent to another classroom with work for the rest of the session
4:  3 ticks by name on board: Sent to see Head of School to explain their actions
5:  4 ticks by name on board: Parents contacted to discuss behaviour

In extreme circumstances, for example if a child becomes a danger to themselves or others or if they persistently disrupt the education of other children we would have no hesitation in taking further measures over and above our normal behaviour policy. Such measures may include exclusion, temporary or permanent, for part or all of the school day.


1: Name on the board. A quiet praise
2: Tick by the name on board. Class reward
3: 2 ticks by name on board: Send to Mrs Haney for a certificate
4: 3 ticks by name on board: Letter home to parents
5: 4 ticks by name on board: Special mention in assembly


We consider bullying to be repeated behaviour that makes others feel uncomfortable, threatened or distressed. This can be physical, verbal or emotional. Whilst occurrences in our school are extremely rare they are dealt with firmly, quickly and sensitively. The exact response would, of course, depend on the nature of the bullying however in all circumstance parents of the children concerned would be notified. We will take action to resolve any problem.

For a full copy of all our Policy documents, including the Behaviour Discipline and Home-School Agreement Policy, please click here