Behaviour Policy

 

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 St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy

  

RATIONALE

 “Love one another as I have loved you.”

 

PURPOSE

 

Changing behavioural patterns is more likely if the teacher is consistent in recognising behaviour which requires changing and the replacement behaviour which is expected. Parents should be kept fully informed of all aspects of their child’s progress, including behavioural issues.

 

At St Teresa’s we believe: -

·      Most human behaviour is learnt and is therefore changeable.

·      All school community members must recognise they have a pro-active role in developing good behaviour across the school.

·      Good behaviour will be discernible and have its roots in Gospel values.

 

At St Teresa’s we believe that positive behaviour within a trusting, caring and loving environment, is a crucial factor in achieving academic success and the development of the whole person.

 

We have high expectations which are clearly understood by all

 - children, staff and parents alike.

 

We, within the whole school community, take responsibility for our own actions.

 

The whole school community supports one another in striving to achieve our aims.

 

We promote consistency, fairness and recognition of the value and differences of each individual.

 

 GUIDELINES

 

Good behaviour is encouraged and expected at all times.

Where behaviour is a cause for concern, systematic observation is necessary to build up a clear picture of a child – either through frequency recording or time sampling. Observation must be recorded in clear statements of behavioural performance via use of standardised behaviour reports.

 

In prioritising “behavioural problems” within individual children, teachers must be aware that clear, realistic and attainable goals must be set.

 

Criticise behaviour – never the child.

 

Punishments are potentially damaging to teacher/child relations and should never leave the child feeling humiliated. 

 School Rules:

 ·        Treat everyone I meet with respect.

·        Wear school uniform

·        Bring my P.E. /swimming kit to school in a plastic or cloth bag.

·        Wear plimsolls inside the classroom.

·        Take care of the school environment.

·        Walk silently and smartly around our school.

·        Show good manners in the dining hall.

·        Sit silently and smartly during assemblies.

·        No fighting — even in fun.

·        Learn to place God at the heart of my life 

BEHAVIOURAL PRACTICE

Consistency is the key to success. 

All adults and children have a primary role in ensuring acceptable behaviour.

 

·               Every new school year, classes should establish their own class rules.

·               Infringements will be noted through a ‘two tick system’.

·               Children receiving a ‘warning’ and two ticks – effectively three offences in a twenty-four hour  period will be referred to the Headteacher, who will in turn inform the parents by letter. Parents of children going through this cycle twice in a half term will be invited to attend an interview with the Head teacher in order to explore avenues for improvement.

·               Minor disruption may lead to a “ten minute” time out in a neighbouring classroom.

·               All bullying will be referred to the Headteacher.

·               A “Worry Box” will be available to all pupils.

·               Serious or repeated incidents of bad behaviour may result in a fixed term or permanent exclusion.

 

 REWARDS (WHOLE SCHOOL) 

·        Affirmation and weekly certificates awarded during Friday achievement assembly

·        Good news boxes – sharing thoughts on positive events/achievements.

·        Verbal praise 1:1 or in public

·        Good work sent to office on Friday (adapted for individuals) - stickers

·        Line-Up-Cup for each Key Stage to be kept in relevant classroom.

·        Dinner Supervisor certificates and entry in “Lunchtime Book”

·        Student of the Year Award for each Key Stage

·        Four week 100% attendance – prize incentive

 

 REWARDS  ( IN CLASS) 

Rewards may be given to:

·        Whole class

·        Groups/tables

·        Individuals 

Teachers may implement their own reward systems from the following list:

 

·        Points chart

·        Star chart

·        Raffle tickets

·        Person of the day/week

·        Fill the jar

·        Stickers for good work and/or behaviour

·        Display of good work

·        Sent to Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher

 

Once a reward has been given, it must not be taken away.

  

SANCTIONS

·        3 tick system

·        “Time Out” – ten minutes in the class below

·        Verbal chastisement 1-1

·        Removal or suspensions of privileges

·        Sent to Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher

·        Letters home which must be signed and returned to the Head teacher

·        Implementation of a Behaviour report

·        Fixed term exclusion or permanent exclusion following guidelines set out in the DfE document: 

     Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England

     2012 

 

CONCLUSION

This behavioural policy should be agreed by the whole staff and implemented consistently.

  

Reviewed by governors            October 2015

Review due:                              Autumn 2017

 

 

This policy has the full ownership of staff and governors

of St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School