Our Children

Lightyear Behaviour Principles

What we believe about behaviour at Repton Manor Primary School


We believe that every child should feel loved and valued and know their worth as an individual.  We believe that all behaviour is communication and that it is our job to unpick what a child is trying to communicate to us through their behaviour (be that positive or negative).  We believe that every child has the right to learn and that no child has the right to disrupt the learning of others. We believe that every staff member, child and parent has a responsibility to positively contribute to the ethos of our school through the behaviours we display.

With this in mind, we have our shared values which will underpin all of our interactions to help foster a calm, purposeful and happy school - we call these our Federation Cares:

  • Careful Listening
  • Being non-judgemental
  • Showing empathy
  • Consider the space and timing of interactions/conversations
  • Check that physical and emotional needs are being met


Our school ethos is underpinned by our nurture ethos which is based upon six nurturing principles:


We also follow 3 school rules:

  • We respect each other
  • We take pride in our learning
  • We care for our community

We follow the following behaviour principles which drive all of our interactions at Repton Manor Primary School.

  • All children, staff and visitors have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, learning within a caring environment.
  • The Lightyear Federation is inclusive and nuturing. All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination.
  • Staff, volunteers and pupils set an excellent example.
  • Rewards and sanctions are known, understood and used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy.  They should be consistently and fairly applied in such a way as to promote an ethos of rewarding good behaviour rather than giving sanctions for negative behaviour.
  • Rewards and sanctions must have regards to the individual situation and the individual student and the Executive Headteacher and Head of School is expected to use their discretion in their use. Sanctions, however, should be applied fairly, consistently, proportionally and reasonably, taking into account SEND, disability and the needs of vulnerable children, offering support as necessary.
  • Exclusions will only be used as a last resort, when all other avenues have been exhausted.
  • Pupils are supported to take responsibility for their actions, celebrate and share their successes.
  • Parents, Carers, Staff and Pupils are encouraged to nurture a positive learning environment in school and at home.
  • By proactively tackling bullying and inappropriate behaviour, we can create a safe, caring environment where pupils can learn and fulfil their potential.