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West Exe School encourages good behaviour through a mixture of high expectations, clear policy and an ethos which ensures students are ‘Ready to Learn’. The commitment and partnership of staff, students and parents is vital to develop a positive whole school ethos. Our belief is our behaviour policy should aim to eliminate disruptive behaviour, so that there is a culture of achievement, ambition and learning everywhere in the school and no learning time is wasted. It is paramount all staff, students and parents are completely clear on what is acceptable behaviour and the consequences of misbehaviour. We wish to encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions and enable teachers to deliver engaging and creative lessons, experiment and take risks, without concern for behavioural interruptions as barriers.

Our aim is to keep all students accessing their learning within the lesson for the full duration of the lesson. We are committed to not allowing the negative behaviour of the minority to continually disrupt the outstanding learning of the majority.  For this reason, we use a system where students who fail to respond to a verbal warning by correcting their behaviour can be sent to the Isolation room in order to allow the learning of the rest of the group to continue.  We also employ the on-call system so that a student can be collected (if deemed a serious incident) and removed from the classroom to the Isolation room.

Students have been involved in the formation of the school behaviour policies and procedures