"Behaviour is impeccable in lessons and disputes on the playground are rare.” OFSTED 2012
At the start of each school year, every class devises their own class rules and these are followed throughout the year. We also use our 'Glade Learning Curriculum' as a reward system for when pupils show good Group work, Listening and speaking, Actions, Determination and Empathy. At the end of each half-term, all children who have followed the Glade values and shown consistently positive behaviour are rewarded with a special class treat. Past treats have included class parties and treasure hunts but we encourage the children to choose their own reward as a goal to work towards!
The school has a policy for Behaviour which is regularly reviewed. The emphasis throughout the school is on identifying and encouraging positive behaviour, which is reflected in the School Code of Conduct. Children are constantly rewarded with praise, stickers, certificates and other in class rewards. They may be asked to be a class monitor or prefect leader. At the end of the year, they could even receive a prize at our Awards Ceremony for showing good qualities of Citizenship within our school.
On occasions. all children can find it difficult to remember to follow rules and, to address any difficulties in this area, we consistently follow the sanctions in our Behaviour Policy. Initially, this may be a series of warnings or short "time out" in another classroom. The child may be asked to spend time in "Behaviour Recovery" at lunchtime, when they will be encouraged to reflect on thier actions, identify who has been affected and discuss how to make sure behaviour improves. Where there is a concern regarding a pupil's behaviour, parents are contacted promptly and invited to a meeting with the Class Teacher. If there are no improvements towards the agreed targets, a meeting with the Key Stage Leader and then Senior Leadership Team may follow. Strategies are agreed which are deesigned to improve the child's behaviour. Children who are repeatedly involved in serious incidents (e.g. violence) during the lunch break may be required to spend this time at home with their parents (for a fixed period).
The rule for all children is to tell a Teacher, Mid-day Supervisor or Teaching Assistant if they are experiencing problems at school e.g. bullying. Bullying is treated as a priority within the school policy and we would ask parents to contact the school directly if they suspect bullying is taking place. Parents will be contacted if their child is involved in bullying.
As a last resort teachers may use reasonable force to prevent a child from committing an offence, injuring themselves or others, damaging property, or to maintain good order and discipline.