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									Blacklow Brow Primary School




Policy for School Behaviour and
            Discipline




                      September 2011
              Policy for School Behaviour and Discipline

 Blacklow Brow wishes to provide a school environment that is safe and stimulating
  for the children in our care. In order to ensure that this is so, we have introduced a
 policy with set procedures to create a calm, secure and happy working environment
                                          for all.
We have a Code of Conduct that sets out, in general terms, how we expect our pupils
to behave in school and on visits. The Code of Conduct is agreed with the children at
  the beginning of each school year and referred to periodically throughout the year.
   All pupils are expected to behave according to the guidelines set out in the Code.

Aims

      To develop a Behaviour Policy, supported and followed by the whole school
       community – parents, teachers, children and Governors – based on a sense of
       community and shared values.
       To foster a caring, family atmosphere, in which teaching and learning can
       take place in a safe and happy environment.
      Through the School Curriculum, to teach moral values and attitudes as well as
       knowledge and skills. (This will promote responsible behaviour, self-
       discipline, self-respect and respect for other people and property.)
      To reinforce good behaviour, by providing a range of rewards for children of
       all ages and abilities, rather than simply to punish bad behaviour.
      To make clear to children the distinction between minor misdemeanours and
       serious misbehaviour and the sanctions that will follow any misbehaviour.
      To resolve behavioural problems in a caring and sympathetic manner as they
       occur, in the expectation of achieving an improvement in behaviour.

Code of Conduct

All children at Blacklow Brow are expected to:

      Come to school on time and ready to learn
      Follow our positive Behaviour system as set out in the Home School
       Agreement
      Use good manners, be helpful and kind to all adults and children
      Work as hard as they can, listening to their teacher and others
      Take care of school property, their own and others’ belongings
      Keep the classrooms and school tidy

This Code of Conduct has been formulated with the safety and well-being of the
children in mind, and to enable the school to function efficiently as a place of
learning.
Rewarding Good Behaviour

Daily: Teachers will award House Points and stickers for a variety of reasons; good
behaviour, high standards of work, being helpful to staff and children.

Weekly: Each Friday a ‘Star of the Week’ Assembly is held for Infant and Junior
children. Teachers nominate up to 4 children per class to receive a ‘Star of the Week
Pencil’. Children’s names are recorded in a special book with the reason for their
nomination. As the Nursery and Reception children don’t come into whole school
assemblies they have they own reward arrangements for good behaviour each week.

Monthly: Teachers nominate 4 children per class to receive special Headteacher
awards. These are progressive awards building up from Bronze to Silver to Gold. In
addition, the Headteacher has Bronze, Silver and Gold Stars which are given to
children who perform exceptionally in any area within school or in extra curricular
activities.

House Points: Blacklow Brow has 4 House Teams: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Each
child from Y1 to Y6 is in a team and can be awarded House points for any number of
reasons ranging from academic achievement to sporting performance. House points
are collected at the end of each week and the winning team announced in assembly.
Each Half-Term, the winning House Team is rewarded with an extra play time.

Sanctions: There will be times when children behave unacceptably. Children need to
discover where the bounds of acceptable behaviour lie, as this is a part of growing up.
A Behaviour Policy should state these boundaries clearly and firmly.

For children who choose not to respond to our positive behaviour approach, there will
be a series of sanctions.

Stage 1: First Verbal Warning

Stage 2: Second Warning – name written on board or photo moved to cloud or red
circle.

Stage 3: Children sent to another class for a period of time

Stage 4: Child sent to Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher / a member of SMT if
necessary

Stage 5: Letter sent home to parents detailing behaviour incidents / or informed
verbally at the end of the school day.
Parents invited to discuss behaviour.
Child on Report Card for 5 days – report sent home for parents to sign on a daily
basis.
Report period can be extended if the class teacher and head deem this necessary.


In extreme cases : short or long term exclusions are measures that could be
considered.
For stages 1-4 the process will start afresh every day. Stage 5 may extend over a
week depending on the severity of the behaviour of the issue.

Each case is treated individually. Generally, children are reminded that they are
responsible for their own actions and that breaking rules has consequences.

Lunchtime Supervision

At lunchtime, supervision is by Midday Supervisors who remind children of the
standard behaviour expected. Behaviour issues on the yard may result in a child/
children being given a ‘time out’ to calm down. Repeated minor problems will result
in incidents being reported to the class teacher. The Supervisors keep note of any
issues in the lunchtime book. The book is used as reference by class teachers, the
Deputy and the Headteacher.

The children should treat the Supervisors with the respect due to all adults at
Blacklow Brow. Verbal or physical abuse is not tolerated.

Serious misbehaviour or repeated disobedience at lunchtime is brought to the
attention of the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher. This results in loss of privileges
and breaktimes. Parents will be informed if there is no improvement in behaviour and
the child will be excluded from the premises at lunchtime. This will be followed, if
necessary, by permanent exclusion.

Parents

Parents can help by recognising that an effective School Behaviour Policy requires
close co-operation between parents, teachers and children. Parents should discuss the
school rules with their child, emphasising that they support the rules.

Attending Parents’ Meetings and Parents’ functions and by developing informal
contacts with school helps to reinforce their support for the policy. Learning and
teaching cannot take place without sound discipline and parents should recognise that
staff will deal with behaviour problems patiently positively.

Care and Control of Children

Staff have a responsibility to provide interesting, challenging and well paced lessons
that motivate and engage the interest of pupils.

Staff should always promote good behaviour through praise and rewards. Staff
should never chastise a child physically.

If there is a need for sanctions, the following may be invoked, depending on
circumstances:
      Sanctions as in the Home School Agreement and Code of Conduct
      Talk to the child – discuss what has happened
      Discussion in groups or whole class
      Move the child from the group to work on his/her own
      Repeat work
      Miss breaktime (but must be supervised)
      Remove child from the class – place with Headteacher or in another class
      Parental involvement

Incident Book
This is used to record:
    Any incidents involving a child, or anyone employed in school, resulting in
        personal injury or damage to property
    Loss, theft or damage to property
    Any other incidents or matters of a serious nature.

These incidents are ones that might give rise to disciplinary or legal action or become
a matter of public interest.

Incident forms should be used to record all details and are available from the school
office.

The incident book should be kept securely in the school office to respect
confidentiality.

Behaviour Book
This is used to record significant disciplinary measures taken by a member of staff
against a child. Exclusion must always be recorded. This book is not for minor
incidents in day-to-day classroom management but for serious occurrences of
challenging behaviour.

Challenging Behaviour
Challenging behaviour can take the form of verbal abuse, physical abuse, assault,
defiant refusal and absconding.

Preventative Strategies
See sanctions above.

Intervention

If a child attacks another child or violently and refuses to calm down, then physical
restraint is necessary. The child is removed and taken to a member of the Senior
Management Team, who contacts the child’s parents.

An Incident Form is completed and the situation discussed with the Head Teacher or
Deputy Head Teacher, who will work with the member of staff and parents to devise
an action plan to meet that child’s and the school’s needs. This might include the
involvement of other agencies – Social Services, Psychological Service, Pupil
Service, etc.

								
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