The behaviour policy outlines the school's aims of how to create “a positive community atmosphere in which children can learn effectively by promoting good standards of behaviour”. The school aims to recognise and respond to good behaviour in children, promoting a positive classroom environment where the focus is on praise of children's good behaviour and work. It outlines rewards and sanctions, and sets out a code of conduct that all children, staff, parents and governors should be aware of.
Code of conduct
The school outlines 5 “golden rules” that apply to everyone in school: “Always do our best”
“Be proud of our work and our school”
“Be polite at all times”
“Respect each other's property”
“Treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves”.
There are codes of conduct set for specific areas also; “in class”, “around school”, “think before we act or speak” and “care for the environment”. Some of the rules include being punctual, listening to others, work quietly, use equipment carefully, dress appropriately, be helpful and friendly, share, be polite, not to use swear words, tell the truth, apologise for bad actions, respect other people's property, walk around school.
Rewards and sanctions
The range of rewards at my school include: showing good work to class/ adults and displaying of work, clapping for achievements, verbal praise, smiley faces and teacher comments on work, reward stickers, recognition in assembly, golden/ free choice time, class of the week certificates (KS1), star of the day (KS1), pupil of the day/ pupil of the week (KS2), table points (KS2). Sanctions include: verbal warnings, a chance to change behaviour, apologies verbally or written, time out/ thinking chair (removed from activities), referral to senior member of staff, informing parents, missing lunch/ play, incidents...