Positive Behaviour Management Policy 2017/18

 

OVERVIEW

Positive behaviour is central to all we do in this school. High standards of behaviour will be expected and promoted at all times in lessons and throughout every aspect of the school’s life. All members of staff will set high standards and learners will be given clear guidance on what is expected of them. The school rules will be learnt and followed by all. We will work in partnership with parents to ensure that the school’s values become central to the lives of learners. We will encourage, support outstanding behaviour for learning, and ensure children continue their journey towards self- management and independence in a positive manner.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To create an ethos of good behaviour in school. This will ensure that children are happy, secure and safe.
  • To ensure that all are treated fairly, shown respect and to promote good relationships.
  • To help children lead structured lives and to understand that good citizenship is based upon good behaviour.
  • To build a school community, which values kindness, care, good humour, good temper and empathy for others.
  • To encourage behaviours that promote community cohesion and British values.
  • Ensure all feel safe
  • Promote principles of honesty respect consideration and responsibility

 

STRATEGIES

  • Staff and learners will promote school rules at all times.
  • All will be taught to treat others well and their behaviour will reflect this.
  • All staff will set and expect high standards of behaviour both in lessons and at all other times they are with children.
  • Children will be taught to be polite, respectful, well mannered and well behaved.
  • Staff to encourage and promote good behaviour and will use rewards and sanctions sensitively and sensibly.
  • Each member of staff will be responsible for the good behaviour of the children in their care.
  • Where a member of staff is unable to cope with a behaviour issue or problem they will discuss it with the head teacher who will agree an appropriate strategy of help and support.
  • Parents will be involved at an early stage where a learner is experiencing problems with behaviour.
  • When there is a serious problem with a learner’s behaviour, the head teacher when appropriate will involve others.
  • In extreme cases, a learner’s poor behaviour or failure to respond to help, support and other sanctions may result in an exclusion from school by the headteacher in accordance to the Local Authority Children’s Service Exclusion and Suspension Guidelines.

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  • The school will follow the Dfe use of Reasonable Force advice July 2013 only in extreme cases of poor behaviour where a child is putting themselves at risk of harm, harming others or damaging property, or seriously disrupting lessons.
  • The school will support pupils by using Team Teach trained strategies

 

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustment of policy (equality Act 2010). In some cases, pupils may need reasonable adjustment of policy for them to be able to fulfil their potential in school, this means that any policy can be adapted/ amended to reach a pupils need and who, without the adjustment may not succeed in school. Adjustments can be made as appropriate by any staff through consultation with the senior leadership team.

 

OUTCOMES

This policy will promote the excellent ethos of the school. It will ensure that children and staff are happy and that they enjoy coming to school. It will underpin excellent teaching, learning and progress. It will promote the high standards and high expectations set out in the school’s aims and rules of conduct. The policy will enable school to promote community cohesion and British values.

 

REWARDS AND SANCTIONS

Early Years and Reception classes have a whole class reward system and an individual pupil system. The whole class system is based around positive re-enforcement using a common language approach. Each class will reward and reinforce positive behaviour.

All children will be rewarded with STARS for behaviour, effort and achievement, which are displayed on a chart in the classroom and celebrated.

5mini stars = 1 STAR

Children in all key stages aim to achieve certificates as follows:

 

 

Unacceptable Behaviour Procedures

 

Any deviation from the school rules constitutes unacceptable behaviour. The following procedures to be followed;

Extreme Behaviours

The school operates a zero tolerance policy for the following extreme behaviours:

  1. Behaviour that results in physically harming another person depending of the severity i.e. nipping/pushing biting the child will go straight to time out 3 and parents need to be informed
  2. Physical abuse towards adults and other children will not be tolerated
  3. Deliberate verbal abuse e.g. swearing at adults and other children
  4. Deliberate and persistent disruption of lessons by not following the classroom and school behaviour rules including refusal to leave the classroom.
  5. Not looking after school property
  6. Misuse of mobile phones, internet or social media to intimidate children and school staff. The headteacher must be informed.
  7. Class teachers inform parents if repeated unacceptable behaviour is causing concern

Fixed term exclusions can only be given by the headteacher (or Deputy Head in an acting headteacher role) in the absence of the head teacher.

 

Recording unacceptable behaviour

  • All unacceptable behaviour must be logged on the appropriate forms.
  • Time out 1, 2 and 3 will be recorded on the coloured sheet in the Appendix . Time out 3 will be completed on CPOMS by the member of staff.
  • Additional Needs Referral Form for referral to the Additional Needs Team (ANT). All forms must be completed fully.
  • Learning Mentors and members of the SMT will meet weekly to review behaviour patterns and deploy staff appropriate for the following week.
  • The Chair of Governors will be informed of any serious incidents

 

TEAM TEACH will be used when the child is inflicting harm on themselves or others. Only trained staff will use this approach and will

log the incident in the Green Team Teach incident record book kept in the office for the head teacher/deputy to sign.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  1. What is the legal use of force to control pupils?

Teachers, and other persons authorised by the head teacher to have charge of pupils, may use reasonable force to prevent pupils:

  • Committing a crime
  • Causing injury to themselves or others
  • Causing damage, or
  • Causing disruption

 

Refer to the Dfe document link for parents and staff.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/444051/Use_of_reasonable_force_advice_Reviewed_July_2015.pdf

 

 

  1. Complaints

This policy is in accordance with the local authority policy in respect of care, control and the use of force in schools. As such, those acting in accordance with it will be positively supported in their actions.

 

 

Policy Drafted by …Mr Andrew Wilcock…Headteacher…………………26/9/17

 

Policy Reviewed and Agreed by staff……26/9/17…………………………

Policy Reviewed and Agreed by Governing Body   K Sidat…Chair of Governors……26/9/17

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Appendix 1

Unacceptable Behaviour Procedures

Any deviation from the school rules constitutes unacceptable behaviour. The following procedures must be followed.

Adults will use a firm voice but will not yell at the child.

 

Stage 1

(Warning)

 

If a behaviour continues warn them that they have two choices:

  1. Make the right choice and stop the behaviour or
  2. Go to the time out table in the classroom for five minutes/thinking chair in Foundation Stage

Stage 2

Time out 1

 

 

  • If they stop the behaviour praise them for making the right decision
  • If they choose the time out table /chair staff and child will complete reasons for being on time out 1

 

Stage 3

Time out 2

 

 

  • If the unacceptable behaviour continues warn them that they have two choices

1.    Make the right choice, stop the behaviour

2.    Go to another time out table in another class (upper KS2 go to KS1/Lower KS2; Lower KS2 go to KS1 or Upper KS2; KS1 go to Lower KS2; Foundation Stage go to KS1 – an adult must escort the child and return after 10 minutes.

3.    Staff and child will complete reasons for being on time out 2

 

Stage 4

Time out 3

 

 

  • If unacceptable behaviour continues, the child will be sent to time out 3. KS2 children will work out of class for the appropriate time
  • Class teacher must inform and invite parents into school to discuss their child’s behaviour.

 

 

Stage 5

 

  • All time out incidents will be logged in school on time out 1 time out 2 and time out3 forms
  • If concerns arise and there is evident that no improvement has been made in the child’s behaviour. These concerns will be discussed so that strategies of support can be put in place.
  • A letter will be sent home to parents advising them of their child’s behaviour

 

 

Outdoors

 

Unacceptable behaviour outdoors will be reported to class teacher who will determine the sanctions

 

 

APPENDIX

 

Name

 

 

 

Date & Time

 

Child’s reason for being on TO1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult’s reason for being on TO1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution/outcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

 

 

Date & Time

 

Child’s reason for being on TO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult’s reason for being on TO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution/outcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

 

Date & Time

 

Child’s reason for being on TO3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason/outcome