Behaviour Expectations


Behaviour Policy and Pupil Expectations      

At Heathcote School, we expect high standards of positive behaviour, both in school and out in the community. We believe that good behaviour underpins success and pupils can only reach their potential if the standard of their behaviour is consistently high, and if learning is not disrupted by the negative behaviour of others.


With this in mind, our rewards serve to recognise and positively reinforce your child’s good behaviour and the sanctions serve as a consequence if our expectations are not met. As members of the Heathcote community, we believe that your child should understand that there are always consequences associated with good and bad behaviour.


We do not allow disruption to learning and do operate a lesson removal system where pupils are placed in our Internal Exclusion Unit (IEU) for disrupting a  lesson on more than two occasions.


Please make sure you read our Behaviour Policy on the school website. This is currently being updated so we have our current behaviour policy and a draft of the proposed new behaviour policy for you to view.


Please see our latest Behaviour Policy here.


  • To create a culture of exceptionally good behaviour: for learning, for community and for life.
  • To help learners take control over their behaviour and be responsible for the consequences of it and celebrate those who do so.
  • To ensure that excellent behaviour is a minimum expectation for all.
  • To ensure that all stakeholders are treated fairly, shown respect and to promote good relationships.
  • To build a community that values kindness, respect and empathy for others.
  • To enable all pupils including those with SEN and disabilities to thrive in an inclusive ethos and firm and fair approach.


The Three Rs

At Heathcote School our behaviour expectations are underpinned by our belief that our pupils should always be READY, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE.

Below you can see how our pupils are specifically expected to ensure they meet the three Rs.

Ready Pupils
Respectful Pupils
Responsible Pupils

Excellent attendance and punctuality to school and lessons

Have correct equipment for each lesson 

Submit homework on time

Wear the correct uniform appropriately at all times

Remove outdoor wear before entering class, place on the back of the chair

Sit in allocated seat and up straight

Begin ‘Do Now’ in 90 seconds

Have no banned items on display

Use good manners to all members of the community

Track adults and listen to peers when speaking 

Follow all staff instructions without question or delay

Do not disrupt the learning of others 

Keep hands, feet and objects to themselves 

Are polite, kind and use positive language to all, in person and on social media

Are PROUD of their learning

Work to the best of their ability

Engage in every lesson

Keep the community tidy 

Take up opportunities and lead

Walk on the left, follow one way systems and act safely in the corridor and on the stairs.

Act positively in the community when outside of school.