Main School

Behaviour and Statement of Intent Policy


Please click here to view our Behaviour and Statement of Intent Policy.

The school motto is “Give and Expect the Best” and this embodies our belief that aspiration, commitment, self-discipline and determination will enable all of our students to succeed at school and beyond. Barking Abbey is committed to providing a secure and safe environment for the development of individuals so that they are morally, socially and academically equipped to take their place as responsible citizens in society.

The Behaviour Policy aims to provide students, staff and parents/carers with clearly understood guidelines and strategies to promote positive behaviour and to support students in taking responsibility for their behaviour choices. We do however recognise the need for a degree of flexibility when faced with behavioural diversity in school and accept that a ‘one size fits all’ approach will not be sufficient.

Effective behaviour systems are apparent when all staff are consistent in their management of students and work well together to support each other. The policy promotes an approach which as well as describing some absolute rules and guidelines, also allows for the different styles that staff will use along with recognising the complexity of situations they have to handle.

We recognise the diversity in behaviour management styles used by teachers and the differences in behaviour challenges that can be presented by students. Behaviour is never somebody else’s responsibility.