The day to day work of Harlaw Academy is based around 3 simple behaviour statements:
– Respect for People
– Respect for Learning
– Respect for Community
Over September I want to look at each of these in a little more detail – starting with “respect for people’
Under the statement respect for people we have a line which reads:
– we will consider the health, safety and well being of ourselves and others
These are ideas which link equally to all our pupils, parents and staff and in simple terms it includes the following:
For Pupils it is acting in a way which thinks about:
For Parents it is thinking about:
For teachers it is about:
The world keeps changing and the risks to health, safety and well being are difficult to pin down. So rather than having a long and ever changing list of ‘rules’ we have the 3 simple behaviour statements. We are all old enough to know when we are thinking about other people and when we are acting from our own self interest. We can all recognise when others are not showing respect towards us. So the simple respect for people statement covers us all and it covers a wide range of things.
I hope this particular blog helps show the value of this statement and its scope.