It is essential that we expect high standards of behaviour at all times; lessons, break times, lunchtimes and when moving around our school. We expect our pupils to show respect towards everybody at all times.
All teachers have the right to teach and all children have the right to learn in a classroom free from disruptive behaviour. Such a classroom should reflect the high standards of behavioural expectations of the teacher where pupils will consistently follow established rules and directions that clearly define the limits of acceptable and unacceptable pupil behaviour.
Good behaviour and self-discipline are essential to successful teaching and learning, and to ensure that children grow to understand the difference between right and wrong and appreciate the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
We will not tolerate bullying and constantly instil in our pupils positive attitudes towards other in line with our Christian values, so that they understand and demonstrate tolerance, acceptance and love for one another.
Our Behaviour Management Policy will be reviewed in September 2021 due to changes in Covid restrictions. The following will be contained in the policy:
It is essential that we expect high standards of behaviour at all times; lessons, break times,
lunchtimes and when moving around our school. We expect our pupils to show respect towards everybody at all times.
Parents are partners in the establishment of good behaviour and discipline and teachers have the right to ask for the assistance of parents when support is needed in handling the behaviour of pupils.
Teacher’s management of behaviour should enhance the self-esteem of pupils through an
emphasis on praise and reward.
- All pupils will be able to learn in a safe, purposeful and happy environment where they are valued as individuals and their self-esteem is preserved and enhanced.
- All pupils will be taught how to behave appropriately as well as being given an
- understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in school according to school rules.
- Expected behaviour will be promoted using reference to our school vision and values and helping pupils make good choices.
- Pupils will demonstrate a respect for others and their property and a proper regard for
- Pupils will understand that it is their personal responsibility to behave well and to support the resolution of conflict.
- School will be consistent, fair and sensitive in its treatment of pupils.
- School will develop links with parents in order that they will be constructively involved in the interpretation of this policy.
- We expect pupils to be:
- 1) Kind
- 2) Fair
- 3) Safe
- To place a strong emphasis on praise and reward where staff will not look for negative
behaviour, instead take every opportunity to recognise pupils’ appropriate behaviour.
- Pupils will be taught the expectations of the school, and every adult in school should act as
models and examples of acceptable school behaviour.
- To tackle all cases of bullying purposefully through implementation of the school’s ‘Honest
guide to anti-bullying.’
- To deal quickly and consistently with incidents of abusive language, persistent disobedience,
or violence, and all incidents reported to the Headteacher.
- To make consistent use of appropriate assertive language when dealing with incidents of
inappropriate behaviour (e.g. talking to the child about the choice they have made).
- Consequences / punishments will not be designed to be degrading or humiliating.
- P.S.H.E. work will include issues relating to feelings and personal problems and will
encourage pupils to empathise with the situation of others.
- Pupils will be given time out from the situation and the opportunity to reflect upon their
behaviour and understand that it is their choice to behave well or inappropriately.
- To have in place an effective S.E.N.D. policy which makes provision for pupils with
emotional and behavioural difficulties (pupils who have statements or EHCPs for behavioural
SEND are not dis-applied from this policy but their own Support Plans should be followed).
- Parents will be informed as to the expectations of behaviour and involved in the
reinforcement of the high expectations of the school.
- Positive consequences for acceptable behaviour will always include praise and reward.
- Negative consequences will be agreed by staff in advance and will include a scale of
consequences for severe behaviours as well as persistently unacceptable and dangerous
- Pupils will be made aware that acceptable / unacceptable behaviour and consequences will
apply at all times, including playtimes and the lunch hour, in the classrooms, hall, corridors,
toilets, cloakrooms and playground.
- All members of staff, including supply teachers, M.S.A.s, T.A.s and students will implement
- Please also refer to school ‘Honest Guide to Anti-bullying, Non negotiables policy, and
The strong emphasis placed on praise and reward in school will be applied at all times by all
members of staff and adults in school.
Superstar worship will support our ethos of recognising outstanding behaviour (behaviour for learning as well as general behaviour).
Hive points and stickers may be used as an instant reward system.
Each class will have a system which recognises exceptional behaviour of the class, group or
individual and rewards the child or group for behaviour which is over and above the expected norm.
Staff will keep a record of awards.
We believe in the philosophy of restoration that uses the school’s Christian values to discuss appropriate acts of respect for others. This helps to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships. It aims to ensure fairness and develop empathy.
Staff members will always ensure that children understand how and why behaviour choices
may be considered inappropriate and seek to support the child to avoid making the same
mistake again. At times this may include involving other children, peer support or external
professionals, as well as parents.
Sanctions that are imposed when this policy is breached
Every behavioural incident is different and it is difficult to achieve a list of sanctions that will
apply in every situation. We acknowledge that pupils should have consistent boundaries and expectations and will endeavour to ensure that our sanctions are used in the same way in all situations; however, the following list will be used as guidelines and staff will be able to vary them should circumstances dictate.
Sanctions used will be age-appropriate and will take into account the developmental needs of the child.
Staff will use professional judgement in determining the appropriate sanction to impose when taking into account individual pupils and circumstances.
SLT may track the behaviour incidents of individual children who persistently receive sanctions.
Behaviour records will be monitored regularly, and emerging issues discussed with parents.
Parents will be informed swiftly if their child persistently receives sanctions.
Sanctions in the classroom:
All sanctions begin with verbal warnings and if appropriate, low level responses such as time out, spending free time away from the other children or spending lessons in another classroom.
If children receive second chances and still don’t respond appropriately, they will be given a
yellow card which signals time out for a few minutes in another classroom. This will enable
them to calm down and reflect upon their actions.
If the behaviour continues, the child will receive an orange card which will take them to a
Phase Leader for time out.
If it continues or if a child’s behaviour is serious, a red slip may be issued. This brings the
behaviour to the attention of the Headteacher who will then investigate the act and respond appropriately – almost certainly getting in touch with the child’s parents and imposing a longer sanction. The incident should be recorded on CPOMS.
Midday Supervisory Assistants – all the staff will support MSAs in managing behaviour. An
MSA may remind the child of expected behaviour. MSAs will use orange lunchtime books to
report persistent behaviour and the Headteacher will respond to them if appropriate.
- Severe Behaviours
Children who demonstrate the following severe behaviour will usually be sent to Head teacher
immediately and parents may be informed of the incident:
• Violent behaviour towards another child or adult.
• Using foul or abusive language.
• Persistent disobedience including refusing to carry out an instruction given by a teacher or
any adult working in school.
• Vandalism. The response taken will be age-appropriate and the context of the incident will
always be considered carefully.
• Intentional bullying or abuse of another child.
A pupil may be excluded from school for any of these behaviours at the discretion of the
Exclusions will follow LA exclusion policy and guidance.
Physical restraint (RPI) In extraordinary circumstances, it may be necessary to physically
restrain a child to ensure the protection of themselves or others. Reasonable force may be
used to prevent a pupil committing an offence, causing personal injury or damage to property, or in the interests of maintaining good order and discipline. The degree of force used will be the minimum to achieve these aims. All staff have been trained on the use of appropriate physical restraint and only these techniques will be used. Any physical intervention incidents will be recorded and reported to governors.
- Social media and electronic communication
The school encourages the use of praise via email / text to parents. This should be done using the agreed communications protocol and not through personal email addresses.
Teaching staff should not use social media to communicate with parents or pupils about
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