We are committed to promoting good behaviour, which underpins a climate of safety.  We believe that good behaviour needs to be carefully developed throughout the academy from Reception.

At Birstall we believe that young people learn best when they are clear about what is expected of them and are clear about what they are supposed to do. Having a consistent system throughout school means that children are fully aware of what is expected.

We believe in rewarding good behaviour – most children are consistently well behaved and this is celebrated

A copy of the academy’s Positive Behaviour and Pupil Discipline Policy can be found here:

Please see the FT policy on Exclusions here:

Focus Trust Exclusion Policy – June 2018

We have a zero tolerance attitude towards violence – any child being violent towards another child will miss their lunchtimes outside for a whole week. This is a non negotiable and we do not tolerate hitting back – children are taught not to retaliate but to inform a member of staff.


Some children attending the school may have difficulties managing their emotions or have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

Whilst the school will support these children, this does not mean that violence or abuse towards staff or pupils will be treated differently from other children.