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Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

 

Golcar J I & N School Behaviour Policy

 

At Golcar School our central purpose is to provide a safe, challenging and child friendly environment in which everyone is inspired to learn and achieve.

Our three core values which underpin this are learning, respect and well-being.

We promote, teach and reinforce positive behaviour through the use of praise and recognition of good behaviours. We actively look for children demonstrating good behaviours. It is never the child but their behaviour which may need modifying.

At our school we believe that every child will:

  • Be successful and confident
  • Learn to make informed choices
  • Be friendly, polite and show respect and empathy for others
  • Enjoy all aspects of learning
  • Be well prepared for their future and leave school with happy memories
  • Be happy and feel safe and secure
  • Recognise their own needs, rights and responsibilities and those of others

We value:

  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Encouragement, praise and support
  • Partnership between home and school

Aims of the policy:

  • To enable children to develop a sense of self worth and a respect and tolerance for others;
  • To produce an environment in which children feel safe, secure, respected and able to learn.

Objectives for children to develop:

  • Responsibility for their learning and their environment;
  • The understanding of the need for rules;
  • Non racist; non sexist; non socio-economic, non physical differences attitudes;
  • An ability to make informed choices;
  • A sense of fairness;
  • A respect and tolerance for others’ ways of life and different opinions;
  • The ability to accept fair criticism.

Staff will:

  • Treat all children equally, irrespective of gender, race, religion, socio-economic or physical differences
  • Apply the agreed standards of behaviour consistently. Each class room must display a class promise which reflects our three core values.
  • Be a good role model;
  • Be alert to signs of bullying and racial harassment and respond in line with school policies;
  • Deal sensitively with children by listening to them and responding appropriately;
  • Create a stimulating and challenging environment which caters for all learners.
  • Recognise the different needs of individual children
  • Have a class circle of trust behaviour chart on display.
  • Confiscate pupils’ property which is inappropriate. In the event of knives / weapons these will be passed to the HT
  • Provide a home school agreement for each child at the start of their enrolment in school.
  • Ensure that all children complete assigned work which is appropriate to the child’s age and ability.
  • Record behavioural incidents on the class behaviour log.

Children will:

  • Treat others as they would like to be treated;
  • Accept responsibility for their own choices and actions;
  • Be given opportunities to show responsibility by taking turns to do appropriate jobs
  • Cooperate with other children and adults;
  • Respect property and the environment;
  • Keep their class promises.

Parents will:

  • Inform us of any changes at home which may affect their child;
  • Encourage independence and self- discipline;
  • Foster good relationships with the school;
  • Be aware and support the school’s expectations for behaviour

Leadership Team will:

  • Search children and their property where suspicion arises around theft or safety
  • Use reasonable force (Team Teach physical restraint) to prevent children committing an offence, injuring themselves or others, or damaging property and to maintain good order and discipline in the class room.
  • Will investigate any incidents of reported or witnessed misbehaviour within the local community
  • Refer to LA any malicious accusations made by children against school staff, where agreed protocol will be followed.
  • Review and amend the behaviour policy annually and publicise it to parents on the school website.
  • Hand over any weapons / knives to the police after confiscation.

The school promotes positive behaviour management and intrinsic motivation. We try to find every opportunity to praise children when they are showing appropriate behaviour. Children learn by example. All school staff have a responsibility in setting a good example as well as ensuring that the school rules are followed.

The school rewards positive behaviour in the following ways:

 

Verbal descriptive praise

Star chart / sticker charts / stickers

Marble in a jar

Achievement Assembly

Merit cards

Medals

Daily Star / Star of the Week

Letter home to parents

Team / table points

Smiley faces

Raffle Tickets

Certificates

Afternoon tea

Golden time

Headteacher’s Award

Postcard home

Smile

Achievement board

Photographs on info screen

 

Secret Student

Thank yous

Caught being good slip

Prizes

 

Individual class rewards for good behaviour are identified in the class welcome book.

Any child who has stayed in green all year will receive a certificate at the end of the year.

 

Unacceptable Behaviour includes:

 

Swearing at someone

Inciting violence

Bullying

Aggression

Racial incidents

Stealing

Homophobic abuse

Running away

Fighting

 

Shouting out

Deliberately breaking equipment

Ignoring

an instruction

Answering back

Talking in assembly

Running in school

Name calling / put downs

Lying

Leaving class without permission

 

There will be zero tolerance for the behaviours in bold and children will automatically be put in red and parents will be contacted. ‘Red’ incidents need to be reported to the SLT.

Additional and different provision will be in place for extreme and recurring behaviours. Identified children are likely to have a pastoral support plan/positive handling plan and outside agency involvement is likely to be in place.

Exclusions

We do not wish to exclude any child from school, but sometimes this may be necessary. Therefore when all reasonable strategies have been attempted and have failed (including internal sanctions and the application of any available support), exclusion is the next option for the school. Exclusions will be undertaken in-line with the Kirklees exclusions protocols.

Exclusions from School may result from very serious behaviours such as:

    • Agreed actions which do not result in improved behaviours
    • Physical assault
    • Bullying
    • Racist abuse
    • Sexual misconduct
    • Homophobic abuse
    • Absconding from school – placing self in danger

 

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