Behaviour and Discipline
At The Heathland School, we expect our pupils to maintain the highest standards of behaviour at all
times. We believe that all members of the school community are entitled to work in a safe, positive
and ordered environment so that learning can take place and everyone can fulfil their potential. The
school will ensure that it applies the policy, consistently and fairly through induction of staff, staff
meetings and as a result of reviewing and evaluating the policy on an annual basis.
This policy sets out our principles and expectations of our pupils and makes clear the rewards which
pupils can expect to receive and the sanctions available to staff, the Headmaster and the Governing
Body if pupils breach the Code of Conduct.
Bullying will not be tolerated at The Heathland School.
Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts
another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for
instance, cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet), and is often motivated by prejudice
against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or
because a child is adopted or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual
differences between children, or perceived differences. Stopping violence and ensuring immediate
physical safety is the school’s priority.