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					                              BAILIFFE BRIDGE JUNIOR & INFANT SCHOOL

                                             BEHAVIOUR POLICY

 Mission Statement
 We want Bailiffe Bridge School to be a caring, welcoming environment, in which everyone works together,
 valuing and respecting all in the community, creating firm foundations for success.


This policy is designed to help children, parents, staff, Governors and the Community to achieve our
Mission Statement.

This policy should be read in conjunction with our: -
 Race Equality Policy
 Equal Opportunities Policy.
 Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
 Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education/Sex and Relationship Education /Drugs Education
 Special Educational Needs Policy.
 More Able Policy
 Attendance Policy.
 Statement on Bullying.
 General Behaviour Management Guidelines.
 Lunchtime team Guidelines.
 Target Setting Policy.
 Staff and Governor Development Policy.
 Learning/Teaching Policy.

2.    AIMS
 To promote appropriate behaviour amongst all pupils.
 To secure an atmosphere which is conducive to effective teaching and learning within our school.
 To recognise the importance of self-esteem and its effect on children‟s social, emotional and intellectual
 To create a climate in which all children and adults are respected.
 To ensure that all are given the opportunity to succeed.
 To recognise and celebrate achievement of all kinds.
 To promote an ethos of Inclusion.


The responsibility for developing a shared understanding and consistent approach to the development of
appropriate behaviour rests with the Headteacher.

All staff have a shared responsibility for: -
 The promotion of appropriate behaviour.
 The management of inappropriate behaviour.
 Developing understanding and agreement of what is meant by appropriate/inappropriate behaviour.
     (See Bailiffe Bridge School rules).
 Identification of potential trouble spots.
 Being consistent in the use of agreed positive strategies to promote appropriate behaviour.
 Managing agreed graded responses to inappropriate behaviour.
 Being consistent and fair.
 Teaching children to take responsibility for their own actions.
 Developing self-disciplined and independent learners.
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Governors will ensure that this policy is working in practice.

The active support of parents is seen as crucial. Governors and staff will seek to foster support by: -
 Providing user-friendly information to parents about the school‟s behaviour policy.
 Encouraging two-way communication through an „open door‟ policy.
 Involving parents in reviews of school development.
 Keeping parents well informed.
 Involving parents in discussion and use of agreed appropriate behaviour strategies.
 Responding swiftly to parental concerns.


Through P.S.H.C.E. children‟s awareness of the following issues will be developed at their appropriate
level: -
 Their own needs, rights and responsibilities.
 The needs, rights and responsibilities of others.
 The School‟s expectations.
 The need for rules and laws to protect individual freedoms.
 Shared and differing concepts of right and wrong.

Children will be empowered to participate in: -
 Identifying areas for concern about behaviour (and in particular bullying).
 Devising their own positive rules for behaviour in all areas of the school and especially the classrooms.
 Contributing to any discussions on rewards and consequences.
 The development of a democratic, listening community.


Opportunity will be given to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the issues and skills involved in behaviour
management, through: -
 Whole school and staff meeting discussions.
 Continued Professional Development (CPD)
 Regular review meetings including lunchtime team.
 Communication procedures.
 Feedback from pupils.
 Regular contact with lunchtime team.
 In house training from outside agencies.
 External courses.
 Behaviour Management Resources.


All incidents of serious misbehaviour e.g. racial/sexual harassment or other kinds of bullying should be
reported to and recorded by the Head/Deputy headteacher and reported to the LA inspector annually.
This policy will be reviewed annually by Staff and Governors.


    Adopt a warm, friendly and approachable manner.
    Be willing to take an interest in each child.
    Praise rather than criticise.
    “Catch them when they are being good.”
    Treat all children fairly and equally.
    Be a good listener.
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    Be consistent.
    Be pro-active.
    Avoid confrontation.
    Avoid labels – it is the behaviour that is unacceptable not the child.
    Give responsibilities.

    Be positive.
    Be fair.
    Have high expectations.
    Be an effective motivator.
    Set a good example.
    Be prepared to negotiate.
    Ensure appropriate planning and teaching to meet individuals needs.
    A well organised classroom encouraging independence.
    Agree school/classroom rules and procedures with pupils.
    Praise appropriate behaviour.
    Remember children who are always well behaved.
    Give non-verbal signs e.g. smile, thumbs up.
    Show a sense of humour.
    Set targets.
    Give constructive feedback.
    Give opportunity for self-evaluation.
    Circle time.
    Give choices and encourage decision-making.
    Empower pupils to sort out their own squabbles through development of negotiation and compromise
     skills and mediators, when appropriate.
    Shared awareness of the home-school agreement.


 Verbal praise from children/adults.
 Stickers/Certificates/Communication Book/Praise Book.
 Individual good behaviour/work charts.
 Praise Assembly
 Children‟s own choice of reward.
 Target achieved
 Verbal praise from children/adults.
 Certificate/Communication Book/Praise Book.
 Group/Team awards.
 Praise Assembly.
 Groups' choice of reward.

    Verbal praise from children/adults.
    Certificate/Communication Book/Praise Book.
    Attendance Certificate presented and displayed.
    Collection of tokens to earn class reward.
    Classes own choice of reward.

Appropriate rewards are negotiated with children.


    Ensure all children know and understand rules/routines/procedure.
    Be fair, calm, consistent and objective.
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    Can you ignore? Will intervention cause more problems?
    Praise a child behaving appropriately nearby.
    Give non-verbal signs – eye contact
                                   - frowning
                                   - raised eyebrows
                                   - shaking head
                                   - hand signals
                                   - moving closer to child
    Can you make a „light weight‟ intervention?
                                   - “Is that sensible”?
                                   - “Have you finished”
                                   - “What‟s the rule”?
                                   - Use of humour
    Move child closer to teacher.
    Give clear alternative consequences, putting the decision on the child.
    Carry out reprimand with stated consequence.


    Verbal warning – chance to say sorry.
    Name on board.
    Name on the board twice in anyone day – miss a playtime.
    Name on the board 3 times in any one-day –time out/isolation.
    Name in missed playtime record 3 times in any one week, must earn playtime.
    Communication with parents.
    Reprimand from Headteacher.
    Parents called in to discuss issue with Head and Class Teacher to agree strategies/sanctions. **
    Short Term exclusion (Governors/LA notified).
    Permanent Exclusion (Governor/LA involvement).
    Teachers will use their professional judgement as to which level of sanction is appropriate.

**Possible outside agencies involved.



    Each class has their own Communication Book, which is displayed in class.
    Class wet/lunchtime procedures, class positive behaviour strategies and class sanctions are listed on
     the inside covers. These have all been agreed with children.
    These are collected and given to the MDS by a Class 6 child before 12.25pm each day.
    MDS and Playteam members use these to communicate any message of concern or praise to their
     class teacher. A winning team who has managed to sort out their problem deserves recording.
    Any communications are initialled by the relevant person and the Action Taken is noted and initialled by
     the class teacher.
    This ensures consistency of behaviour strategies throughout the day with all staff sharing in the
     promotion of appropriate behaviour.


Section 550 of the Education Act 1996.
The Act allows teachers, and other persons who are authorised by the Head teacher to have control or
charge of pupils, to use such force as is reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent a pupil from doing,
or continuing to do, any of the following:
 Committing a criminal offence (including behaving in a way that would be an offence if the pupil were
    not under the age of criminal responsibility);
 Injuring themselves or others;
 Causing damage to property (including the pupil‟s own property);

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   Engaging in any behaviour prejudicial to maintaining good order and discipline at the school or among
    any of its pupils, whether that behaviour occurs in a classroom during a teaching session or elsewhere.
The provision applies when a teacher, or other authorised person, is on the school premises, and when he
or she has lawful control or charge of the pupil concerned elsewhere e.g. on a field trip or other authorised
out of school activity.

(See DfES Circular No. 10 and Calderdale‟s policy on Restraining)


                                                    Care and Share

                                    Show respect for each other and our School

                                               Listen and compromise

                                               Have a positive attitude

                                                  Believe in yourself

                                      KEY AREA BEHAVIOUR PROCEDURES

                                              EXITS AND ENTRANCES


                                       All children allowed into school at 8.45am.
                           Children to walk in and out of fire doors and other doors with care.
                                                Show awareness of others.


            Staff to be in their classrooms 5 minutes before lessons begin at the start of the day.
          Staff should be in class ready to receive the children at other times during the school day.

                                           MOVEMENT AROUND SCHOOL


                                            Walk sensibly at all times
                   Quietly leave the building at the nearest exit for P.E or swimming lessons.
                                   Have consideration for lessons in progress.
                                Be courteous and polite when giving messages.


Remind children to close classroom doors when a lesson is in progress in the hall. Or they have returned to
                                      class at the end of assembly.
                         Remind children to walk around the perimeter of the hall.
                                           Set good examples.



                                    Keep to the rules agreed by the class.
                       Take responsibility for own behaviour and accept agreed sanctions.
                                             Be considerate of others.
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                                               Treat all with respect.
                              Take care of the classroom environment and resources.
                                        Move with care and consideration.


     Plan and deliver a differentiated, appropriate curriculum that ensures all children can progress and
                         Negotiate a set of class rules, review and update regularly.
                        Encourage acceptable behaviour through positive strategies.
                                            Be a good role model.
                                           Form good relationships.
             Employ a system of graded interventions to discourage inappropriate behaviour.
                                             Avoid confrontation.
                                                    Be fair.
                                                 Be consistent.
                      Organise classroom to promote responsibility and independence.

 Good relationships and sensible class management routines are fundamental for the development
                                    of appropriate behaviour.



                                          Walk to the hall in an orderly way.
                                            Enter the hall showing respect.
                                        Sit quietly, listen, respond and reflect.
                           Return to classrooms in an orderly way, again showing respect.


                                             Supervise class throughout.
                                            Praise appropriate behaviour.
                                            Create the right atmosphere.
                                                Set a good example.
                                       Sit quietly, listen, respond and reflect.



                                        Play safely and keep to rules.
                            Play in designated areas and be reminded of this.
                                 Be co-operative and considerate to others.
                                  Be aware of areas for different activities.
                             If hurt, children need to check with staff on duty.
                If further attention required child brought to staffroom by staff on duty.
                Attempt to sort out own squabbles using negotiation and compromise.
When the hand bell rings children to stand still and, when requested, walk into school in a civilised manner.


                             Do not send class out to play before the bell has gone
                              Use of the field at the discretion of teacher on duty
                                  Duty staff to be ready at the start of break.
                Circulate amongst the children in the playground and/or field where appropriate.
                     Check children are playing in designated areas, keeping away from: -
                        The ramp, cloakrooms, entrance halls and field when not in use.
                        Ensure that THE YELLOW LINE RULE is respected at all times.
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                                    Periodic checks of the inside of the building.
                                         No children in school unsupervised.
         Balls may be retrieved from the car park and Victoria Road only by a member of staff if adequate
                                                 supervision remains.
                                  Encourage the development of co-operative play.
                Encourage pupils to sort out their own problems using conflict resolution strategies.
                                        Act as mediator rather than arbitrator.
                               Inform staff 2 minutes before hand bell is going to ring.
                                     Classroom Assistants to monitor entrances.
                                     Teachers to return promptly to classrooms.
         At the end of play time one member of staff to act as „sweeper‟, the other to monitor „yellow line‟.


                                          Use for the purpose intended.
                                    Show consideration for health and hygiene
                                    Vacate when purpose of visit is completed.



                                                 WET PLAYTIMES


              Follow individual Class Wet Playtime procedures. (See Class Communications Book).
                         Children to stay in their own classrooms, unless Year 6 monitors.
                                         Play safely and keep to the rules.
                                   Tidy up in accordance with class procedures.


               Mr Joyce or Staff on duty decide if wet play. Buzzer will sound twice to inform others.
                 In the event of unsettled weather at playtimes member of staff on duty to inform
                            all staff (in staffroom) that the children are coming into school.
                                         Each class teacher to be responsible for: -
                         i)        Providing appropriate wet playtime resources/activity box.
   ii)        Making their children aware of class procedures listed in front of Class Communications book.

                                                 WET LUNCHTIME


              Follow individual Class Wet Playtime procedures. (See Class Communications Book).
                         Children to stay in their own classrooms unless Year 6 monitors.
                                         Play safely and keep to the rules.
                                   Tidy up in accordance with class procedures.


                           The buzzer will sound twice to inform staff of indoor lunchtime
                                MDS to inform each class teacher before 12.25pm
                                     Each class teacher to be responsible for: -
                                 i)     Providing appropriate wet playtime resources/activity box.
                                 ii)    Making their children aware of class procedures listed in front of Class
                                        Communications Book.

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 Mid-day Supervisors/playteam members to be aware of class procedures listed in Class Communications
                              Book and understand location of resources.
               Children from class 6 only to help in other classes at the discretion of staff.



                            Children need to be aware of procedures and expectations.
                   All children to leave the classroom, round the perimeter of the hall sensibly.
                                          Children to respect all dinner staff.
                                 Children to eat their meal at the table and play out.
                                All children must walk in the school hall at all times.


 Classroom Duty staff to be informed of any child missing lunchtime play by 12.25pm (See lunchtime play
                                                   duty rota).
                   Class teachers to oversee their children into dining hall or out to play,
                                          Encourage good manners.
Class teacher to write up „Action taken‟ and initial any messages from MDS in Class Communications Book.
            Continued encouragement of acceptable behaviour is the responsibility of all staff.


                                   Give a positive image of our school and self.
                                     Take responsibility for own belongings.


                                              Set a good example.
                                               Supervise closely.
                           Encourage children to take responsibility for own belongings.


All incidents of serious misbehaviour e.g. racial/sexual harassment or other kinds of bullying should be
reported to and recorded by the Head/Deputy Headteacher and reported to the LEA inspector annually.

This policy will be reviewed annually by Staff and Governors

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