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Behaviour

Good behaviour is very important to us. We have achieved level 2 of the Rights Respecting School Award as our children uphold the rights of others and behave well towards one another.

We have our three main school values. These are the 3Rs:

  • Respect for Myself
  • Respect for Others
  • Responsibility for My Own Actions

We actively teach the UNCRC rights in Assemblies, Circle Time, RE, PHSE and primarily by being good role models for our children. All adults in the school community therefore have high expectations of children’s behaviour.

We Aim to:

  • encourage an ethos of positive behaviour
  • encourage children to uphold the rights of others
  • manage behaviour in and out of the classroom
  • offer clear guidance for social, moral and spiritual education
  • encourage children to reflect on their own behaviour & how this has an effect on the school community and the wider world.

Positive Behaviour Includes:

  • Respect for oneself and others
  • Kindness
  • Helpfulness
  • Consideration for others
  • Honesty
  • Good manners
  • Care for property
  • Walking and behaving appropriately in all parts of the building

Promoting Good Behaviour:

The following may be used by staff to promote good behaviour:

  • Praise and encouragement
  • Commendations in the homework diary
  • Celebrating good behaviour with others e.g. parents, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Class Teacher and other children
  • Star of the Week Assemblies and certificated displayed on the Star of the Week Board
  • House Points, stickers and stars
  • Golden Time for individual, group or class
  • Special Headteacher commendation sent home

Sanctions:

The following may be used to discourage inappropriate behaviour:

  • Reminders of the rights of others
  • Verbal warning and reprimand
  • Loss of privileges
  • Time Out in the classroom/from the playground
  • Time Out from class in the Reflection Room
  • Referral to the Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher
  • Parents informed and asked to support sanctions
  • Being placed on report
  • In consultation with parents and Inclusion Leader, being placed on the SEN Register
  • Referral to an outside agency
  • Exclusion for the lunchtime period
  • Exclusion for a fixed term period
  • Permanent exclusion for serious breaches of the behaviour policy

How we support children with challenging behaviour:

In addition to the work of the Teachers and Teaching Assistants, we also have a well-trained Inclusion Team which includes four Learning Mentors who offer a number of interventions to support children who have difficulties with theis behaviour or self-esteem:

  • Social Skills Groups
  • Buddies
  • 1-1 mentoring
  • The Sanctuary
  • Working in partnership with parents

Reasons for Exclusions:

  • Persistently denying the rights of other children
  • Serious insolence to a member of staff
  • Endangering others or self
  • Bringing dangerous substances into school
  • Bringing a dangerous item into school
  • Refusal to follow an adult’s instructions
  • Persistent swearing, hurting others, disruption of lessons or school life
  • Persistent bullying

Behaviour Principles

As our school is a Rights Respecting School this is at the heart of everything we do.

Our overriding principles are the 3 Rs: Respect for ourselves Respect for others Responsibility for our own actions.

By upholding the core articles, 12, 14, 19, 24, 28 and 29 of our school charter we behave in the following way:

  • Staff and pupils are polite and respectful at all times, to each other and to visitors.
  • We will challenge any form of discrimination or bullying promptly.
  • Pupils are openly taught about the importance of good behaviour and how to respect one another.
  • Staff model respectful behaviour.
  • We provide opportunities for pupils to take responsibility for the school and in their own learning and behaviour and be involved in decision-making.
  • We are explicit and consistent in our expectations of each other.
  • Staff will be fair and consistent and foster a culture in which pupils’ achievements are recognised and celebrated.
  • Staff will be empowered to take prompt and effective action when pupils do not uphold others’ rights, ensuring that the children’s human dignity is preserved.
  • We work in partnership with home and external agencies to ensure that children’s rights are upheld in all areas. Please refer to our Behaviour Policy (available on the website) for further information.

Please also refer to the Behaviour Principles and the UNCRC:

UNCRC Articles

Behaviour Policy

Behaviour Principles