Behaviour and Exclusions Policies

The law requires Academies to have a written behaviour policy. Ofsted reports that Academies are most effective where the behaviour policy is applied consistently. The behaviour policy at St. Leonards Academy helps to create a caring, stimulating and secure environment in which children and adults can learn safely and to encourage the involvement of parents and carers in the development of their child.

Please read our full policy on positive behaviour here: The policy is currently in draft and will be agreed by governors on January 18th 2018.

Positive Behaviour Policy

Positive Handling Policy to be read alongside the Behaviour Policy.

The positive behaviour policy should also be read alongside the DfE advice for Searching, screening and confiscation.

DfE advice for screening, searching and confiscation


In support of our values and ethos we recognise God’s children at the heart of everything we do. We will only use exclusions when we consider it to be in the best interests of the individual and academy community. We are committed to supporting every pupil through our pastoral care and a variety of support strategies including wellbeing and behaviour professionals, Thrive and outside agencies.
St Leonard’s Church of England Primary Academy works with schools and academies across Hastings to lower exclusion rates across the town. The academy is an active member of the Hasting Primary Placement Panel.

Please view our Exclusions Policy below.
Exclusion Policy 2018/2019

Please note the Exclusion Policy is currently under review and will be updated after the Governors meeting on 13th December 2018.

DfE – Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England