The aim of the behaviour policy is to encourage good behaviour, manners and a positive outlook. We recognise that the behaviour of most of our children on most occasions is good and our response through positive praise and rewards reflects this.
The application of this policy will respond to any known specific needs or circumstances of individual children to ensure equality and fairness. Consideration will be given to encouraging and ensuring that each class and the school in general can maintain a positive ethos and children are not disrupted in their learning. The school will also consider its ability to discharge its duty to health and safety of all its community.
Child awarded merits for good behaviour observed in work or around school– leaf, star, snowflake, butterfly etc (changeable each half term).
These are banked and tally recorded for each child in class
When the child gets to a preset number 10 child receives gift (e.g. a pencil) , next preset number eg 25 constitutes a gift of higher value (eg. pencil case) and then 50.
For 100 certificate children will receive a £5 book voucher.
Each session a child displaying inappropriate behaviour will have the following response
2. Child to have time out in class (isolation from other children)
3. Child sent with adult to alternate class with work to remain until the end of the session. Adult to return child to own class at the end of the session.
4. Child brought by adult to DHT/HT or member of SLT where both unavailable work in alternate location with work for rest of session
5. letter to parent
Children will have a fresh start in each session.
All attempts to ensure that a child remains included in school are made including behaviour and learning plans. Children will only be excluded as a last resort where behaviour is persistently disruptive of either their own or others’ learning or is placing either themselves or others in danger and presents a health and safety risk.
Exclusions will be determined by HT or DHT in first instance or a member of SLT in the absence of both. Support from parents will be sought in such cases but will not form a requirement as this will be a management judgement. No child will be sent home unless a responsible adult is able to take charge of them.
If severe incident occurs child to be taken by adult to HT/DHT or member of SLT with completed ABC form
1 letter home
2 letter home plus behaviour chart 5 days warning of exclusion
3 letter home 2 day exclusion, parent meeting plus behaviour chart 5 days on return
4 letter home 5 day exclusion, parent meeting plus behaviour chart 5 days on return
The detention facility should be used for individuals only eg for a child who hasn’t completed work in class or for individual severe behaviours.
Opportunity for golden time – negotiated rewards e.g. extra play, watching video, picnic etc to be earned as class points.
Where a teacher believes that either a group or the whole class has behaved inappropriately consideration should be given to a group sanction i.e. keeping in class at playtime.
The detention facility should be used for individuals only e.g. for a child who hasn’t completed work in class or for individual severe behaviours.