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This policy is a statement of principles, aims and strategies for promoting positive behaviour at Bridgerule C of E Primary School We believe that a community - staff, parents, governors and the wider community - is important in promoting good behaviour and developing positive attitudes and responsibilities. We ensure that all stakeholders are made fully aware of our positive behaviour management system and behavioural flow charts through newsletters, assemblies, discussions, half-termly Ethos Committee meetings and on our school website.
We believe that all children should treat one another with respect, care and love. They should think about their actions within our school, community and families and act in good faith at all times. Children are encouraged to use our School Values to support their decisions and resulting behaviour:
Everybody works and learns best in an atmosphere of order, respect and consistency. We are all entitled to be treated fairly and with dignity, with the knowledge that if we have difficulties we will be well supported to make positive changes. Children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment.
Our Behaviour Policy is rooted in Christian principles with love for neighbour and family values at its core.
It is important to remember that all children are different; different incidents require different responses and so a general approach needs to be followed. Consistency across the school is crucial but is not about a ‘one size fits all’ single sanction for a particular offence.
We will make reasonable adjustments to consequences to meet the needs of the individual child.
All Classrooms will have agreed flowcharts of 'Yes Please' and 'No Thank you' behaviours as a reminder in the classroom for both rewards and sanctions.
We aim to remind the children that they are doing well, working hard, making a positive contribution to the class and their peers etc. regularly. To do this, verbal reinforcement is a key tool.
In addition, stickers, dojos, class specific rewards etc. may be awarded to individual children but are reserved for improvement or remarkable actions. We should be expecting great things as a matter of course - these need to remain well above the norm. All staff members are able to give rewards.
In addition, there will be a ‘whole class’ reward scheme for each class where children work together and collectively to earn chosen rewards for the whole class.
If children make ‘low level’ inappropriate choices, they will be well supported and guided in making a quick change to their behaviour. This may be through a ‘look’, a quiet conversation, standing closer to the child or a positive opportunity to work on a ‘time out’ or calming down table in the classroom.
If negative behaviour continues, children will have 5 minutes of supported reflection time at break or lunchtime. If need be, they may be asked to work in another classroom to help concentration or stop the distraction (a positive step in line with our values), or may need to spend some time in the ‘time out’ space at lunchtime.
If there are persistent issues with low level, behaviour choices, blue forms are completed and if there are more than three of these in a week or more than 6 over a half term ,parents should be contacted for discussions.
More serious events will be recorded on blue forms, and parents contacted.
Covid 19 May 2020 - Addendum to Behaviour Policy
To ensure children, staff and communities are kept as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have added a number of additions to the behaviour policy:
All children and adults must follow any altered routines for arrival or departure following school instructions on hygiene, such as handwashing and sanitising.
All children and adults should follow instructions on who children can socialise with at school moving around the school as per specific instructions (for example, oneway systems, out of bounds areas, queuing) expectations about sneezing, coughing, tissues, and disposal (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’) and avoiding touching the mouth, nose, and eyes with hands.
All children and adults should tell a member of staff as soon as possible if they are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
All children and adults to follow rules about not sharing any equipment or other items including drinking bottles
All children and adults should follow amended expectations and rules about breaks or play times, including where children may or may not play, use of toilets, clear rules about coughing or spitting at or towards any other person
There are clear expectations for children at home about conduct in relation to remote education
The school’s rewards and sanction system has been adapted to focus on any additional rules
Possible additional reasonable adjustments will be identified and included for children with more challenging behaviour