We take great pride in the behaviour of our pupils. The emphasis in the school is to praise positive behaviour, attitude and effort using the assertive discipline model and to increase children’s awareness of the need to make a positive contribution to their community.
We have a Behaviour Management Policy which is consistently applied by all adults who work in our school. It is available from school if you wish to see a copy. Our Behaviour Management Policy is linked to our simple school rules which are:
- Do as you are told by an adult in school first time.
- Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Walk at all times.
- Wait for your turn to speak if someone else is talking or listening.
- Put your hand up when you want to speak to a teacher and then wait.
- Get on without disturbing anyone.
On occasions a child’s negative behaviour may require us to contact parents if any disruption is prolonged and interrupts learning or serious behaviour results in harm or deliberate damage. We would ask you to support school by discussing the matter and applying any agreed consequences as outlined on an agreed behaviour plan. In very rare cases the Headteacher and Governors can exclude pupils for a fixed term. If the behaviour is severe and persistent despite support from outside agencies then the exclusion could be permanent. We hope to avoid this situation by working together with parents to apply our successful behaviour policy fairly to all pupils.
The Rules, Rewards and Consequences of the school are used at all times by all staff.
The rules are the same from Reception to Y6. So staff are not expected to talk about ‘bad’ children but instead refer to the bad or good choices that the children have taken. There is a clear emphasis on personal responsibility expressed through choices. The rewards are used to encourage children to make good choices and to demonstrate that if they choose to keep the rules then pleasant consequences will follow. Consequences are used to ensure that they understand that bad choices result in unpleasant things. When children stay in at playtime they are encouraged to think about what has led to this result. When older children have a severe the children are encouraged to reflect in detail about the choices they made and write simple answers to prompt questions on a REFLECTION SHEET.