Promoting Children and Young People's Behaviour

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Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

(1.1) Understanding polices and procedures for
promoting children and young people’s
behaviour.

When managing pupils behaviour, all staff are made aware of the school’s behaviour policy.(A brief summary is attached) Every class has a copy which includes anti-bullying and child protection. There is also a Health and Safety policy which is available from the schools office. (brief copy attached)

The school’s behaviour policy is important as it gives guidelines to all staff on how they can manage pupil behaviour. Class rules are set out in each classroom in a positive way that pupils understand, generally these are made by the children themselves, positive behaviour is recognised on a daily basis within the classroom on different levels. Pupils are praised and rewarded regulary for their behaviour, efforts and achievements. Sanctions are applied frequently are are applied depending on the age of the child, this could range from moving their name on a board, missing playtime, white card, being sent to headteachers office, or parents being spoken to. All staff can give rewards and sanctions although special certificates are generally given by one of the head teachers in a special assembley. As well as individual rewards, whole classes are also rewarded for things like attendance and lining up, This can range from extra play, to a trip to the Imax cinema. Sanctions are not given to whole classes but the rewards are enough to encourage classes to do well.

(1.2 a,b,c,d) How policies and procedures of the setting
support children and young people.

Feel SafeThe school provides a safe environment for all pupils to learn in, health and safety are paramount importance to all adults who work within our school. Make a positive contributionThe schools aim is to develop, encourage and maintain responsible, respectful, polite and kind behaviour towards other children and school workers. Develop social and emotional skillsThe school expects all pupils to treat others with respect, listen and speak politely. Understand expectations and limitsThe school expects students to be a responsible member of the community and realise how their actions affects others, we expect students who work (with support) to achieve their best behaviour.

(1.3) All members of the school community use the same principles and strategies when managing behaviour.The staff are familiar with the schools behaviour policy and can apply it consistently within the school, our school have school/class rules which give the pupils a clear understanding of how they are expected to behave. Staff make sure that the pupils understand the rules, they are discussed frequently in whole school assemblies and in class. All staff act fairly when applying the school rules and sanctions so as not to confuse the pupils in any way.

(2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5) Promote positive behaviour.

As adults we like to be noticed or rewarded for the things we do and therefore it is important that we recognise good behaviour on a regular basis within the school environment. We can sometimes focus on the negative aspects of a child’s behaviour and must not forget to recognise those children who always behave appropriately. This can be done simply with either verbal praise which can be very powerful, stickers, stamps, merit certificates, which are used on a daily basis within our school. Children who receive praise or attention for positive behaviour are far more likely to repeat that behaviour. It is easy to give attention for undesirable behaviour, and if possible try to ignore it and give attention to the good behaviour. Class rules are discussed and agreed with the pupils. They are written is a positive rather than negative way in a language that is age appropriate. It also encourage the children to take responsibility...
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