Policy for Behaviour and Discipline

 

 

Aim

 

We foster an atmosphere in which children can develop respect for themselves, for others and for property, through praise, encouragement and a positive school ethos.  We aim to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem so that they become independent and able to make their own responsible decisions.

We believe that:

  • It is the responsibility of all school staff: headteacher, teachers, NNEBs, teaching assistants, support workers and MDSAs to lead by example.
  • All our approaches and strategies must be applied consistently across the whole school.
  • It is vital to nurture close communication and partnership with parents.
  • Effective classroom management and organisation promotes good classroom discipline and behaviour.
  • Children should be given opportunities to contribute to the making of classroom and playground rules by class discussions.

Managing Behaviour in our School:

Children are encouraged to take responsibility and recognise that they can make a decision about their behaviour.  Following discussions in class about classroom rules, the school’s council will negotiate the proposals and approve recommendations.

Positive behaviour is reinforced by praise and encouragement from all staff.  Children’s achievements, both academic and behavioural, are celebrated continually.

Respect for people and property is openly acknowledged and all staff explain correct behaviours to children when necessary and make their expectations clear.

Rewards:

 

Each class have their own class point reward system in the form of star charts, certificates and stickers and which often leads to treats or Golden Time.

All staff have the opportunity to reward good work and behaviour with stickers and house points.

Sanctions:

These sanctions will be in place through the whole school

Stage 1

Each class teacher has responsibility for their own class and deals with any problems that arise in class or following break time or lunch  time.

If there are persistent episodes of unacceptable behaviour over a short period then the class teacher should involve the Assistant Headteacher for their area.

Stage 2

Following the involvement of the Assistant Headteacher, then the CLASS TEACHER should invite the parents in to discuss the child’s behaviour  if the problem persists. The Headteacher should be informed at this stage. The class teacher and parents should agree a date to review the pupil’s behaviour – 2 weeks would be an appropriate time.

Stage 3

If there are still issues then the class teacher should involve the SENCO and suitable targets/rewards should be discussed with the parents. The SENCO may then draw up a Behaviour IBP to be signed by the parents. This will be formally reviewed after 6 weeks.

Stage 4

Following the review of the IBP then the class teacher, SENCO and parents should discuss the involvement of Flintshire Behaviour Support team. A further IBP will be drawn up following assessment and consultation from the team.

EXCLUSIONS

The decision to exclude a pupil is one that the school takes as a last resort. There are however situations when it is the only option.

Whilst it is impossible to list all situations where an exclusion may be applied– fixed or permanent is applied , some may be:

Continuous disruption over an extended period

Extreme violence towards another pupil – headbutting, gouging, biting kicking whilst on the floor

Threatening behaviour towards a member of staff

Theft

Bullying

Racial Harassment

Sexual Abuse

Verbal abuse

The decision to exclude a pupil is the Headteacher’s or Assistant Headteacher’s in his absence. The school will follow the procedures outlined in the NafW Guidance document 1/2004. These procedures will also be followed by the governing Body who have appointed a Pupil Discipline committee to hear appeals against an exclusion.

 

 

 

Playground:

Playground equipment

Each class has a variety of equipment to be used under supervision of staff on the playground. A rota of lunch time activities is organized by the MDSAs to encourage co operative and safe play.

Indoor play – games etc

A variety of indoor games and activities is available in each class for the children to play with in their classrooms. Children should remain in class areas when indoors. No pupil is allowed on any computer without adult supervision.

Equal Opportunities:

We seek to provide equality of opportunity for all children regardless of age, ability, gender, race, culture or background.