Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships

At Mawnan, our approach to managing behaviour is one that is centred on the importance of positive relationships and nurturing behaviours linked to our Christian values. 

We have a very positive approach to behaviour and we believe that promoting positive behaviour goes beyond ensuring compliance and children doing as they are told. 

Our Rainbow Rules are three very simple rules which we expect everybody to follow at all times. 


We believe it is really important that we nurture and promote the behaviours linked to our core values of compassion, hope, peace, perseverance,  respect and trust. The development of these values are embedded within our school routines, experiences , curriculum and worship. 

The behaviours we expect to see are made clear to the children on a regular basis. These are recognised and rewarded in a variety of ways.

Where children make inappropriate choices or behave in a way that is not acceptable, the approach to resolving that is clearly and consistently followed across the school. We listen to children carefully and investigate incidents thoroughly and we impose appropriate sanctions in accordance with our Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy. Parents will be informed of any serious incidents or problems with behaviour, should they occur.

If you are ever concerned about the behaviour of a child, we would encourage you to speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance.


At  Mawnan School, we recognise that there are occasions when children can be unkind to each other. We also know, in some cases, children can bully each other.

We educate the children about the importance of respect and kindness.

Where we are aware of unkind behaviour or alleged bullying, we investigate this thoroughly and take appropriate action. We do not tolerate bullying at our school.

We also teach our children to recognise that bullying is different to unkind or inappropriate behaviour. They are supported in understanding this by using the phrase STOP:

At Mawnan School, we want everyone to feel valued, safe & happy. Our school is a place where every person has the right to be themselves, not to be judges, and to be included and to learn in a safe and happy environment. Everyone at our school is considered to be equal here and expected to treat each another with respect and kindness.
We expect everyone to follow our rainbow rules. If children make bad choices and use the wrong behaviour we support them to STOP. We do not tolerate bullying in any form. Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group - physically or emotionally.
We use this definition to help children understand the seriousness of bullying compared to other unacceptable behaviours. Please read our Anti-bullying policy for more information.