Behaviour Policy


This policy sets out to ensure that there is a widely known and understood set of expectations of students, which is uniformly applied throughout The Sussex Tuition Centre and is recognised by students, tutors and parents. This policy also acts as a guide to support staff in ensuring a consistent approach is achieved by all staff.

DfE guidelines have been taken into consideration in the formulation of this policy.


This document provides a framework for the creation of a happy, secure and orderly environment. Its aims:

  • To promote a safe, caring, healthy and happy learning environment
  • Encourage and praise greater effort in both work and behaviour
  • To enable tutors to teach and students to learn effectively, through promoting self-esteem and mutual respect for each other
  • To encourage increasing independence and responsibility as the student grows in maturity
  • To prevent cases of bullying, and ensure any cases are handled by staff in a fair, consistent and agreed manner.


All members of The Sussex Tuition Centre – teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and students – work towards our Learning aims by:

  • Providing a well-ordered environment in which all are fully aware of behavioural expectations
  • Treating all students as individuals and respecting their rights, values and beliefs
  • Fostering and promoting good relationships and a sense of belonging to our Learning community
  • Offering equal opportunities in all aspects and recognising the importance of different cultures
  • Encouraging, praising and positively reinforcing good relationships, behaviours and work,
  • Rejecting all bullying or harassment in any form
  • Helping to develop strategies to eliminate undesirable behaviour both within and outside the classroom, and applying these consistently
  • Caring for, and taking pride in, the physical environment of the centre
  • Working as a team, supporting and encouraging each other

What constitutes good behaviour?

Soon after starting, the student should understand the expectations and ethos of the Centre. Their parents should have a similar understanding of this after meeting/speaking to the Centre manager. This understanding of appropriate behaviour entails:

At the Centre:

  • Be well-mannered, for example, use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
  • Try to keep the tables clean and tidy
  • Walk around the Centre quietly.



  • Giving priority to the teacher for talking when required
  • Not interrupting the teacher or other student (or their work)
  • Remaining silent when requested
  • Behaving appropriately to adults and other students
  • Moving around the Centre quietly and sensibly
  • Taking responsibility for their own actions
  • Taking increasing responsibility for their own possessions
  • Knowing what can and cannot be brought into the Centre