Behaviour, Attendance & Welfare

At Burston & Tivetshall Schools we aim for our children to become independent learners, motivated by their natural curiosity about the world in which they live in. We want them to enjoy life and be happy and aim to achieve this through our teaching. This is underpinned by the values lived through our character education.

  • We show empathy.
  • We are compassionate.
  • We respect.
  • We are patient.
  • We are tolerant.
  • We forgive.
  • We show courage.

We believe that our children have the right to learn in a safe environment that is not disrupted by unacceptable behaviours and believe they should feel and be safe at all times. To enable this to happen we work together with all members of the school community, children, staff, parents/carers and governors to promote this.  We expect all of our school community

To treat others as you would wish them to treat you.

Our behaviour policy clearly sets out our approach to managing behaviour in our schools and the importance we place upon this. 


Regular school attendance is essential if children are to achieve their full potential. Research commissioned by the Department for Education shows missing school for even a day can mean a child is less likely to achieve good grades, which can have a damaging effect on their life chances.

At Burston & Tivetshall we believe that regular school attendance enables children both to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and to become responsible, organised and motivated adults. We value all pupils. As set out in the policy, we will work with families to identify the reasons for poor attendance and try to resolve any difficulties. We recognise that attendance is a matter for the whole school community. Our Attendance Policy should not be viewed in isolation; it is a strand that runs through all aspects of school improvement, supported by our policies on safeguarding, prevention of bullying, behaviour and inclusive learning. Our policy also takes into account the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010 and other relevant legislation.

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