Ready, Respectful & Safe

Ready, Respectful & Safe

We are 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.

At Burdett-Coutts & Townshend Foundation CE Primary School, we encourage our learners to be ambitious for themselves and for others, as we challenge and support them in questioning the world and in finding solutions. Our Christian values of friendship, compassion and service underpin our ethos:

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength”.

We want our learners to be ready to learn, to be respectful of each other and to feel safe. Our Behaviour Policy 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 learners.

Rights Respecting School

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships as follows:

  • between teachers/adults and pupils
  • between adults themselves
  • and between pupils themselves.

We have received the Recognition of Commitment to becoming a UN Rights Respecting school and are working towards the Level 1 Award. For more information about our work towards achieving the award, please click here.

Rights Respecting Behaviour

All staff, children, governors and parents recognise that we have the right to learn in an orderly community in which effective learning can take place. As part of our commitment to this right, we have reviewed our behaviour policy and simplified our school rules to enable all our children to embrace them, whether they are three years or eleven years of age. Our three key rules are:


We have been discussing with our children what these words mean, how they can use these words to help them in school and what their behaviour may look like when they are ready, respectful and safe. This is what they think:

  • We are READY to learn – we arrive at school on time, we have our equipment ready and we show that we are listening
  • We are RESPECTFUL – we listen when others speak and we respect the property of our friends and the school.
  • We are SAFE – we move around school in a safe manner, we follow instructions to keep ourselves safe on school trips, we use equipment safely and we stay safe online.

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