SOUTH WONSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
GOOD BEHAVIOUR POLICY
‘Together, we nurture, inspire, challenge and achieve’
At South Wonston Primary School we believe that the promotion of good behaviour, the development of self-respect and respect for others is a vital part of a child’s education. We aim to encourage positive behaviour through praise and reward. We hope to provide a clear and consistent framework for managing behaviour within the school. It helps children to understand that they have responsibility to manage their own behaviour and accept the consequences of poor choices.
We aim to promote good behaviour:
These aims are embodied in The South Wonston School Charter. We expect children to conform to the School Charter
South Wonston School Charter
We believe that the best results, in terms of promoting good behaviour, arise from emphasising potential, giving praise both for effort and achievement, rather than focusing on failures or shortcomings and rewarding successes.
We have a core set of rewards which will be used by all staff but these will be supplemented by systems that work for individual classes or children.
At South Wonston Primary School our management of behaviour focuses on positive behavioural strategies and encouraging children to reach the highest possible standards according to the individual needs of each and every child. There are occasions when children fail to follow our expectations and do not follow the code correctly. On these occasions the ‘Consequences’ procedure will be used.
FS/KS1. Each class will have a board in the classroom separated into two columns with all the children’s names on. All children begin each day on J and move to L with step 3.
Where a child works hard to make the right choices and improves their behaviour with a lesson or a day their name can be moved back to the smiley face in acknowledgement of this.
*If a child receives 3 time out reflection packs (cumulatively) their parents will be asked to come into school to discuss their behaviour with the class teacher.
These consequences are recorded on a weekly sheet which is displayed in the classroom.
See Appendix 2
When a child makes a poor ‘behaviour choice’ consequences must be used fairly and consistently. It is important that the child understands that the staff member is disapproving of the action and not the child.
The school has a zero tolerance approach to the following types of behaviour:
The child will immediately lose their next playtime and their parents will be telephoned by the class teacher.
Responses to severe misconduct
Behaviour will be closely monitored by the SENCO so that children who consistently demonstrate poor behaviour are identified and, where appropriate, an ISP (Individual Support Plan) for behaviour will be considered. Where a plan for behaviour is devised, we would expect to see improvements to behaviour within the term. If improvements are not evident, the SENCO will consider referring to other agencies which include the behaviour support team.
Behaviour at lunchtimes
The Good Behaviour policy will be followed consistently by all members of the school community at all times during the day.
At South Wonston we expect high standards of behaviour from all the children at lunchtimes and expect them to treat lunchtime supervisors in the same manner in which they would treat teaching staff.
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants led by the Senior lunchtime supervisor also follow the School Charter. We believe it is important for the children to see teachers and lunchtime staff to be working together to ensure consistency across the whole school day. At lunchtimes children are still given verbal warnings and time out. Time Lunchtime supervisors will inform the class teacher about behaviour incidents at the end of lunchtime.
The Senior Lunchtime Supervisor may remove a child from the playground and involve a member of the Senior Leadership team if the behaviour involves
Whole School Certificates
Each week two Celebration Certificates will be given out per class in an assembly for:
These certificates are displayed on the Celebrating Success display board in the main entrance outside the Headteacher’s office.
Marbles in a jar
The children in each class work towards collecting marbles for their jar. The marbles are awarded by the class teacher for whole class achievements. When 15 marbles are collected the class are awarded an afternoon of celebration time. The children in the class decide the focus for the celebration time eg watching a film, a sports afternoon etc.
Strategies to support the development of good behaviour
Circle Time, assemblies, role play and other drama techniques can be used to help children understand the impact of unacceptable behaviours. Regular use of these strategies is an effective way of sharing information and provides a forum for discussing important issues such as equal rights, relationships, justice and acceptable behaviour.
As part of the ethos of the school parents are kept fully informed of the life of their child at South Wonston. This is achieved through regular meetings and the child’s annual end of year report. Where particular incidents of concern occur, involving unacceptable behaviour parents of all the children concerned will be informed.
Policy Approved by Governors 29/11/17
Due for review: November 2020