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Behaviour

Philosophy

St Mary Redcliffe Primary School is a community where everyone is:

  • valued
  • respected
  • feels safe
  • treated fairly

 

We are all responsible for our community and accept responsibility for our own behaviour. We want to demonstrate positive attitudes, relationships and communication.

 

Rationale

We believe that everyone:

  • has the right to learn in a safe, stimulating and purposeful environment
  • should take responsibility for their own words and actions
  • should be responsible for developing and supporting the school ethos through their expectations and actions

 

Aims

We aim to:

  • have a shared understanding of what good behaviour is, with everyone actively responsible for their own
  • establish a clear system for consistent recognition and reward of expected behaviours
  • establish a clear system for consistent sanctions when expected behaviours are not achieved
  • teach children how to manage and take responsibility for their own actions and words

 

Expectations for our School Community

We expect everyone to:

  • show kindness and care
  • show respect for people by treating them as we would like to be treated ourselves i.e. be polite, considerate, thoughtful, tolerant and understanding
  • look after our property and resources
  • make choices, learn from them and be responsible for our actions

 

We expect children to:

  • come to school every day, on time and ready to learn
  • speak to each other and to adults with respect

 

We expect staff to:

  • model and teach the expected behaviours
  • speak to each other, children, parents and visitors with respect
  • provide high quality learning in an environment which is engaging, supportive and stimulating

 

We expect parents to:

  • send their children to school every day and on time
  • send their children to school prepared for the day
  • understand and fully support our behaviour policy

 

How the adults in school teach positive behaviour and promote good learning

Motivation: We value and celebrate appropriate behaviour and attitudes by recognising it when it happens and using a consistent approach to rewards and sanctions.

 

Ownership: We provide opportunities for children to have ownership of the rules identified by developing class charters

 

Learning: We teach positive learning behaviours by teaching Core Learning Skills; and by providing opportunities for all children’s needs to be met in learning which is inspiring and motivating.

 

Roles: We teach children be responsible citizens through roles such as monitors, play leaders and being members of pupil teams.

 

Rewards and Sanctions

Rewards

Children from Nursery through to Year 6 will house points for demonstrating positive learning behaviour. They will also add to their class reward system which is individual to the class. Once the class has completed their class reward system the whole class will earn a reward. Children who exhibit great learning behaviour may share their work with a member from the SLT. Every week in celebration assembly, one child from each class will be awarded a certificate linked to the core values of the school.

 

House Points will be collected weekly by the House Captains (Students from Year 6). The weekly house winners will be announced during celebration assembly. At the end of each term, the termly house winners will wear non-school uniform the following Friday.

 

SMSAs will be also be able to give out house points for positive behaviour.

 

All these measures will focus attention on rewarding positive behaviours.

 

Sanctions

The orange circle, verbal warning and red circle system will be used. This works as follows:

    • Children will be asked to place themselves on orange for displaying unacceptable behaviour. This is a non-verbal warning. If the behaviour improves they will move back to green.
    • If the child continues with the unacceptable behaviour they will be given a verbal warning that reminds them that they need to start making the right choices in terms of their behaviour. If the behaviour improves they will move back to green.
    • If the unacceptable behaviour continues, the child will be moved to red. This means they will have time out to reflect on their behaviour. Time out may take place in their own classroom or in the classroom of another teacher in that phase, usually the phase leader. This will be followed up by the child making up the lost learning time at the beginning of a playtime or lunchtime. This time may be used to complete outstanding learning and/or for the adult to talk to the child to encourage them to reflect on their behaviour and to learn how to make different choices, in future.

 

Children moving to red need to be monitored by the class teacher and parents/carers informed as follows:

    • One red would result in the class teacher talking to the parent/carer at end of the day for Reception and KS1 children. KS2 children will be asked to explain to their parents what happened and what they learned through that.
    • Two reds would result in the class teacher talking to the parent/carer at end of the day for either KS1 or KS2 children.
    • Three reds in a week would result in the parent/carer being invited in to a meeting with the class teacher and member of SLT.

 

  • For more unacceptable behaviours (Level 4), a member from SLT will be called in to deal with the situation immediately.

 

  • During lunchtimes, the SMSAs on duty will first discuss the unacceptable behaviour with the child. If the behaviour continues to be unacceptable the daily designated SLT member will talk to the child. This may mean the child has to miss all or part of their lunchtime reflecting on their behaviour.
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