Children come to school to learn and develop as individuals; any behaviour by another that stops this happening is unacceptable.
Good behaviour is expected from all the children in our school. Care, consideration, politeness, co-operation, tolerance and mutual respect are the qualities that we seek to encourage and develop. Our school rules are simple and clear and all children are expected to comply with them.
1. Respect other people and their belongings.
2. Always do your best and let others do their best.
3. Follow instructions the first time.
4. Keep your hands and your feet to yourself
5. Help take care of our school so that everyone can enjoy being here.
We believe that children need to take responsibility for their actions. Our discipline policy reflects this, placing a large emphasis on rewarding appropriate work and behaviour. Wherever possible we will involve parents in the reward process by sending home certificates or telephoning parents to let them know when their child has been particularly successful.
Those children who choose to misbehave, by breaking the rules or stopping others from learning will face a series of clearly explained and escalating sanctions. Every classroom has a “good” and “bad” side of the board- when a child behaves well or works particularly well their name is recorded on the “good” side; conversely if they break a rule or behave inappropriately their name is recorded on the “bad” side. At the end of each day the board is wiped clean allowing for a fresh start.
1st name on board - A warning
2nd name on board - isolated within the classroom or sent to another classroom for 10 minutes
3rd name on board - miss next playtime
4th name on board - sent to see Head teacher to explain their actions
5th name on board - Parents contacted to discuss behaviour
In extreme circumstances, for example if a child becomes a danger to themselves or others or if they persistently disrupt the education of other children we would have no hesitation in taking further measures over and above our normal behaviour policy. Such measures may include exclusion, temporary or permanent, for part or all of the school day.
We consider bullying to be repeated behaviour that makes others feel uncomfortable, threatened or distressed. This can be physical, verbal or emotional. Whilst occurrences in our school are extremely rare they are dealt with firmly, quickly and sensitively. The exact response would, of course, depend on the nature of the bullying however in all circumstance parents of the children concerned would be notified and the situation carefully monitored.