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Behaviour

Principles

 

At Alwoodley Primary School we believe that good behaviour is a necessary prerequisite for enabling effective teaching and learning to take place.

This policy emphasises our respect for the rights of each individual and our understanding of the responsibilities we all share as members of our school community. We aim to develop in each child feelings of security, positive

self-image, self-confidence, group identity and responsibility for his/her own actions.  At times there will be individual children who have particular needs

that mean they will need additional support and tolerance by all staff which

may have to be sustained over long periods of time. If we believe that a child

may be going to hurt themselves or someone else we may need to intervene.

 

Our School Rules

 

These rules apply at all times including lunchtimes and any situation either

on the school premises or on an educational visit.

Rewarding Appropriate Behaviour

Our main practice is one of positive recognition, in which more emphasis is placed on rewards than on sanctions. We always seek to encourage appropriate behaviour by using a range of positive reinforcement strategies matched to the child and their situation. These include:

  • a smile, gesture or verbal praise
  • Team Points
  • Stickers
  • Being sent to members of staff for praise
  • Head Teacher Awards
  • Certificate assemblies
  • Come Dine with Me
  • Praise texts home
  • Class Enrichment Activity

Enrichment Activity

Each class will vote on a class target that needs to be worked on (e.g. putting hands up, bringing in reading books on time, sharing and taking turns) and will then vote on an enrichment activity that they will work towards as a class. When they have met their whole class target, the children will take part in their chosen enrichment activity.  

 

Sanctions

If a child is not following our school rules then these our the steps that staff will work through:

  1. Child will be given a verbal or gesture warning
  2. Child will be given a yellow card
  3. Child will be given a red card
  4. Child will be sent to the next-door class with a cause and effect map. They will reflect on their behaviour and its consequences. When they return to the classroom, the teacher will carry out restorative work.
  5. Child will be sent to a member of the Senior Management Team and parents will be informed.

 

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and seek to provide equality of opportunity and access for all. We encourage every child to choose appropriate behaviour regardless of age, gender, race, religion, culture or ability. This policy reinforces respect for the beliefs and actions of individuals within the context of a shared community.

 

Special Needs

We aim to meet the needs of those children who find choosing appropriate behaviour difficult, through special programmes of negotiated targets. The SENCo, SENCo Support and Learning Mentor are able to advise staff about suitable programmes and their implementation.

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