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POLICY ON BEHAVIOUR & DISCIPLINE SEPTEMBER 2013
Ensure that children show respect for each other and their property, the staff
Create a safe, happy and productive working atmosphere.
Provide a common code of conduct which is clearly understood by staff, children,
To provide opportunities to communicate with parents and guardians on a regular
To support children who may find it difficult to follow the ‘code of conduct’.
To support staff who may experience difficulties with particular children or groups
To provide a system of rewards and sanctions.
A ‘code of conduct’ (referred to as Golden Rules) consisting of a set of simple, short
school rules is on display in every classroom and in the hall and cloakrooms. It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to discuss and reinforce these with the children supported by assemblies and other events. Classes are encouraged to invent ‘class rules’.
It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to explain the ‘code of conduct’ to new
teachers, AOTs and parents of new entrants as appropriate.
Systems of rewarding positive behaviour and effort are used throughout the school.
These may differ in details from class to class.
Children are given responsibility to look after and maintain areas of the school.
Children achieving high standards (at their own level) are referred to senior
Learning experiences and tasks are as far as is possible matched to individual
Children are not isolated for poor behaviour without supervision.
Details of children who persistently offend are recorded and referred to Headteacher.
Parents may then be invited to school to discuss the problems.
In exceptional cases, a child may be excluded from school after consultation with the
Governors and the LEA. (See “Guidelines for Schools and PRUs – Exclusion of Pupils” Sept.2008.)
A regular school newsletter informs children and parents of individual and class
successes as appropriate and inform parents of the school’s ‘code of conduct’.
1 Dealing with Behaviour Issues 2 Golden Rules – a positive school ethos. 3 Consequences
DEALING WITH BEHAVIOUR ISSUES
o Step 1 – verbal warning o Step 2 – name placed on a whiteboard in their own class after warning given o Step 3 – on third warning, child to be kept in detention for 10 minutes by their
o If steps 1 & 2 are repeated more than once in a week, then Step 3 is replaced by a
detention, and the class teacher issues a referral form. The class teacher may contact the parents to inform them at this stage.
o Referral forms are to be collected by the Headteacher who will record the number of
times over a year and may contact the parents according to the discipline policy.
3 Time-out zone in the playground to deal with incidents that occur during playtime (fence by the pond/steps outside class LC) PLAYTIMES/LUNCHTIMES 1 Time out area – Children sent to a designated area on the playground to calm
If issue is considered serious then a note will be made of all children involved in a playtime book. 2 Sent to senior member of staff - a more extended time spent in the designated
area during lunchtime. Children may be required to write a letter of apology/explanation.
Detention with referral which will involve a more extended time spent in the
designated area during lunchtime. Children may be required to write a letter of apology/explanation. Referrals will be recorded and reported to parents at the end of the year. If more than 3 are given to a child the Headteacher will be involved and parent/guardian informed.
We are gentle – we don’t hurt others. We are kind and helpful – we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings. We listen – we don’t interrupt. We are honest – we don’t cover up the truth. We work hard – we don’t waste our own or others’ time.
We look after property – we don’t waste or damage things
A POSITIVE SCHOOL ETHOS EVERYONE SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE:
POLITE TO ADULTS AND OTHER CHILDREN BOTH IN
WILLING TO TRY THEIR BEST IN ALL ACTIVITIES.
IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND
CARING OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT.
Sanctions will take the following form in the following order:
They may be excluded from the premises at lunchtime
They may be excluded for a minor fixed period (one or two days)
If they carry on they will be recommended for exclusion for a major
fixed period (up to 5 days) or an indefinite period
If they will not end such behaviour they will be recommended for
permanent exclusion. Refer to LA guidance.
To encourage children to behave responsibly we will recognise appropriate behaviour by:
Good behaviour stickers and certificates
Entry into our Good Deeds Book in our reception area
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