Principles for good behaviour
- Good behaviour is an essential condition for effective teaching and learning to take place.
- Children who are being taught an appropriate inclusive curriculum which is varied and interesting are more likely to:
– experience success as a learner
– feel valued as school members
– want to contribute positively to the school community.
- Praise and encouragement play a crucial role in meeting our high expectations of children.
- Rules and consequences are clear; they are explained to the children and are consistently and fairly applied.
- Children understand that they have a choice in whether they choose to follow the rules or not (responsible for their own actions).
- Staff have high expectations of all children and are positive role models by demonstrating respectful attitudes towards others at all times.
- Good behaviour is everyone’s concern and school works in partnership with parents and carers.
- To build a culture of excellent conduct in class and as a school to ensure that children are happy, secure and safe.
- To ensure that everyone is treated fairly, shown respect and to promote good relationships.
- To help children lead disciplined lives and to understand that good citizenship is based on good behaviour.
- To build a school community which values kindness, care, good humour, mutual respect and empathy for others.
- To achieve a deeper and long lasting consistency through a focus on values, truths and language.
- To use good behaviour to promote community cohesion and British values.
Rights of Pupils, Staff and Parents:
- To be happy at school
- To be treated with respect.
- To work in an environment that is safe, friendly, peaceful and fair.
- To learn.
- To make mistakes without fear of criticism.
- To be listened to.
- To show respect to others.
- To keep safe and help others to stay safe.
- To be willing to learn.
- To allow others to learn.
- To give opinions in a constructive way.
- To listen to others.
- To model the appropriate behaviour towards others.
These key words can be applied in all learning environments across the school.
In and around the building
- We only use words that make people feel good about themselves.
- We walk calmly and quietly (fantastic walking) around the school with or without an adult.
- We open doors for each other.
- We meet and greet each other, using our manners and being polite.
- We use quiet voices inside the school.
- We look after and respect displays and school property.
- We respect each other (actions and language).
- We respond and listen to all adults at playtime.
- We only play games which are safe for ourselves and other people.
- We do not play games which involve grabbing or hurting people.
- We look after playground equipment and play with it in the correct areas
- We go to peer mediators and adults for help if we cannot resolve situations peacefully.
- We stand still and quietly when the first whistle is blown.
- We walk quietly to our line on the second whistle.
- We do not go into the school building without permission from an adult before and after school.
- We do not play ball games or chase games before school or after school.
- We do not go on the climbing wall before or after school.
- When the school day ends we go straight to where we should be.