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Managing Pupil Behaviour Positively

We recognise that behaviour management plays a very important part in how children learn. The school aims to help pupils attain levels of self discipline, which gives them a sense of achievement, value and self respect, as well as respect for others.

As such:

  • We promote a positive ethos, which encourages appropriate behaviour in all situations and reduces the likelihood of difficult and challenging behaviour.
  • We believe that children’s behaviour will be much improved when they feel good about themselves, are respected for who they are as well as what they can do, and are treated with sensitivity. This builds self –esteem and promotes confident learners.
  • We encourage pupils to be fully involved and motivated in their learning, and to take responsibility for various tasks around the school community.
  • We regularly share information at whole school meetings to ensure consistency of approach across the school.

Our methods of achieving positive behaviour management include :

  • praise
  • rewards
  • reasoning
  • high expectations
  • setting clear limits
  • offering distractions
  • consistency of approach
  • teaching to communicate more effectively and appropriately
    teaching appropriate routines
  • avoiding confrontations
  • individual management plans

We recognise it is the behaviour that is disapproved of, and never the child. Where a programme is devised to promote positive behaviour, it is done in consultation with parents, teachers, and other staff. Programmes are documented and monitored carefully as appropriate to each individual situation.

External agencies, such as the educational Psychologist, are available for support and advice to families and the school.

School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,


Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm


School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555


Office Email -



Fiona Veitch

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG