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Marlborough Primary School


Marlborough Primary School is committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same. Our behaviour policy guides staff to teach self-discipline not blind compliance. It echoes our core values with a heavy emphasis on respectful behaviour, a partnership approach to managing poor conduct and dynamic interventions that support staff and pupils. At Marlborough Primary School, we have three simple rules ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ which are appropriately applied to a variety of situations and are taught and modelled explicitly by all staff members. These rules are to be made explicit across the school, being displayed and referred to within all learning environments.


All Behaviour should be managed and referenced in line with our School Rules, School Values and established routines. Marlborough Primary School promotes and rewards positive behaviour and celebrates this with the school community in a number of ways which include:

  • Class Points System
  • Celebration Certificates
  • Home Contact
  • Praise on a Postcard
  • Headteacher Postcard
  • Relentless Writer and Marvellous Mathematician
  • Hot Chocolate Frday
  • School Leaders


Our primary aim at school is always engagement with learning. For the vast majority of pupils a gentle reminder is all that is needed to redirect behaviour. Where unacceptable behaviour is displayed by individuals or groups, all staff have a duty to follow procedures in place in a consistent way, utilising their professional judgements. A Consequence Ladder has been developed to support staff in dealing with challenging behaviour within class and playtimes. Steps should always be followed through with care and consideration, taking individual needs into account where necessary. All pupils must be given ‘take up time’ in between steps. It is not possible to leap or accelerate steps for repeated low-level disruption.

All adults will follow the following steps when dealing with challenging behaviour. These steps are:

  1. Reminder
  2. Warning
  3. Last Chance
  4. Time out
  5. Follow up, repair and restore
  6. Formal Meeting