These rules are set out below.
- • We are friendly, polite, helpful and show respect
- • We are honest
- • We try always to work to the best of our ability
- • We listen to all members of staff and try to cooperate
- • We take care of school property, our own and others’ belongings
- • We move around school in a safe and quiet way.
Each class has drawn up a Class Charter based on the above.
- • Using violence towards another
- • Bullying (see anti-bullying policy)
- • Inappropriate use of language
- • Being disrespectful to others or their property
- • Travelling through school inappropriately
- • Refusing to follow an adults instructions
These rules are displayed in pictures and text in all areas of the school and referred to by all staff as acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.
Rewards should be given out at a ratio of at least five times as many rewards to each sanction, verbal praise being the most frequently used reward given.
Assemblies are used to award certificates for academic, “other” and SEALs success. Each week two certificates will be given out to each class with an extra certificate at the end of each SEALs topic. Children can also be asked to stand up in assembly to have their positive actions rewarded.
Parents are routinely told of their child’s positive contribution through informal conversations to more formal meetings on Parents Evenings. Class teachers set up their own class or unit reward systems for achievement and positive behaviour in classrooms, which can lead to individual rewards such as certificates in assembly or other prizes, or group rewards such as Golden Time.
Staff should make a point of looking for children doing the right thing and commenting on this. Teachers should have a means of rewarding other children as well as children in their own class, such as stickers, credits or other such means. Periodically, certain behaviours will be targeted across the whole school, eg, coming into assembly in an orderly, quiet manner, speaking to people with respect, being kind to others etc. Also, during each SEAL theme, staff will particularly look for the skills that are being taught within the theme, and reward pupils when they see the skills demonstrated.
If children misbehave they will have to sit with an adult for some of their playtime. If this misbehaviour persists, parents will be contacted.