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Topics: The Child, Childhood, Child Pages: 17 (4540 words) Published: April 1, 2013
Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour







1.1: Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

The policies and procedures within my placement school relevant to promoting children’s and young people’s positive behaviour cover a range of six sectors these are:

• Behaviour policy/Home school agreements

• Code of conduct/Golden Rules

• Rewards and sanctions

• Dealing with conflict and inappropriate behaviour

• Anti-Bullying

• Attendance (Burnham and Baker 2010)

Behaviour policy:

Is a guideline to all staff on how pupil’s behaviour should be managed. It is important that this policy is constantly being applied to ensure full safety of the pupils; this is why all staff MUST be familiar with this policy. (Burnham and Baker 2010)

Within this the school also has home school agreements for each year group which set out the:

Code of conduct/Golden Rules:

Is a set of rules/guidelines for the pupils so they understand how they should behave and what is expected of them. It is important that the children are reminded of the code of conduct so that it becomes their routine and they fully understand it. (Burnham and Baker 2010)

It is essential that positive behaviour is always promoted, praised and used as children notice when adult’s behaviour is out of character, if positive and professional behaviour is continually used it is more likely that the pupils will also behave in that way. (Burnham and Baker 2010)

The golden rules are a focus around the school and are visibly displayed for all to see within the classrooms and the school hall. The children learn about these golden rules from the day they start. (Burnham and Baker 2010)

Rewards and sanctions:

Although good behaviour is encouraged in schools, children will still behave inappropriate at times. Consequences for bad behaviour in my placement school can take many forms. (Burnham and Baker 2010)

• Move from the sunshine to the black cloud

• Miss time out from golden time, break or lunch play

• Be sent to the head of year/deputy head (Burnham and Baker 2010)

Every week the school has a "Fab assembly" in which one person from each class is chosen to be "star of the week" and this is presented by the head teacher and a certificate is given out. There are also special mentions given out and star lunches for children who have eaten well at lunch time. They get to sit on a special table the following week and are given treats like biscuits/breadsticks and juice instead of water.

Attendance is monitored very closely. Holidays are not permitted during term time and are not authorised if requested. Although the school does not permit these holidays they allow up to a maximum of 2 weeks off and after which this is monitored much more closely.

If a child is ill/absent, the parent/carer must contact the school before 10:30am otherwise the school will then contact you to find out firstly why no contact has been made and secondly why they are not at school.

1.2: Evaluate how the policies and procedures of the setting support children and young people to:

a)Feel safe

b)Make a positive contribution

c)Develop social and emotional skills

d)Understand expectations and limits

As part of the Every Child Matters (ECM) program, my school takes a whole school approach in implementing the 5 National Outcomes of this agenda. 2 of the outcomes were;

• Feel Safe

• Make a Positive Contribution (Burnham and Baker 2010)

Feel safe;

The school guarantees that every child attending the school feels secure and protected in the school setting and that they accomplish high...
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