Policy For School Behaviour

Introduction

This document is a statement of the aims, principles and strategies for Behaviour at St. Luke’s C.E. Primary School and includes the anti-bullying policy.

The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of all staff.

St. Luke’s School Behaviour Policy

St. Luke’s is committed to the development of the child as a caring concerned and contributing member of the community. We recognise that all children are unique individuals, entitled to equal opportunity regardless of their sex, race, ability or background. We offer continuing support to enable all children to realise their fullest possible development – intellectual, personal, physical, creative, cultural, social and moral.

The positive approach of praise, encouragement and the raising of self-esteem will form the cornerstone of our approach to encouraging good behaviour.

Our aims are:

  • To develop a sense of self-discipline, thereby encouraging all children to be responsible for their own actions.
  • To create an atmosphere of caring and respect for others in order that effective academic and social learning can take place.
  • To develop the self esteem and self worth of each pupil in order to encourage a positive self image.

To achieve these aims in school we have developed:

  • Our School Rules
  • A Reward System
  • An Anti-Bullying Policy

The following statements form the basis of the expectations of behaviour of everyone our in school. They have been formulated in discussion with the Pupil Parliament and the whole school.


Our School Rules

Always………

  • try to be the best you can be and have a positive attitude.
  • be ready to learn.
  • do as you are asked first time.
  • be honest with yourself and others.
  • treat people the way you want to be treated and use friendly words and behaviour.
  • respect each other and the things around you.

The agreed rules are displayed within each classrooms and the main entrance area.

School Rewards System

At St. Luke’s we believe in raising self-esteem, praising good work, encouraging positive attitudes and rewarding good behaviour. We feel it is important that encouragement is given to children who work hard, are considerate to others and behave sensibly in school. We have, therefore devised a number of reward systems, which acknowledge and praise pupils who have made a special effort.

To promote self esteem and encourage positive attitudes we will

  • Include circle time as part of our PHSE curriculum
  • Give monitor roles in class in acknowledgement of children’s ability to be responsible.

Give additional responsibilities to Y6 for example

  • dinner time office supervision
  • helping mid-day supervisors with younger children in dining hall
  • stacking chairs after celebration assembly
  • helping at wet playtimes by reading to younger children
  • involvement in running lunchtime clubs
  • Buddies

House Points

  • To promote a team effort and encourage co-operative working there will be a system of house points throughout school which will enable the children to earn points for their house.
  • These will be counted each month.
  • These House points also form part of our individual reward system. For every 50 House Points a pupil earn they will be awarded a certificate.
  • An assembly will be held each Friday when children’s achievements both in and out of school are celebrated.
  • Pupils are also award Super Student badges for consistently displaying good learning behaviour throughout school. They progress through Bronze, Silver and Gold.
  • We will, ensure that parents are informed of the positive behaviour of their children in order that we can work in partnership to develop and sustain a positive culture in school.

Sanctions

  • If a child does not follow our agreed rules the teacher may also choose to use one of the following :
  • name on the board as a warning
  • time out within the class – working in quiet area away from others
  • time out, in another classroom
  • writing an apology during lunch time
  • loss of playtime

If a child continues to behave in a negative way, the teacher will endeavour to speak directly with the Parent/Guardian to try to resolve the issue. If the behaviour continues then the Teacher will send home a letter to parents/guardians to invite them in to school in order that these concerns can be discussed further.

If there is no immediate improvement in the child’s behaviour it may be necessary to take further action. This may result in exclusion or suspension. Should this be the case the Governors would be informed and the Derbyshire Education Authority procedure would be followed.

Any use of inappropriate behaviour or inappropriate language will be dealt will by the Head-teacher and a letter sent home the same day.

Please Note

If a serious incident occurs in school a Parent/Headteacher interview will be arranged immediately.
All parents are asked to support us in our efforts to maintain our expectations and the ethos of the school.

Anti-Bullying Policy

BULLYING HURTS

All pupils at St. Luke’s have a right to enjoy learning and leisure free from fear. As a school, we disapprove or any form of intimidation and aim to create an atmosphere in which children feel secure enough to be able to talk to us if there is any bullying.

Parents must feel able to approach staff should they feel concerned about this issue and be confident that any matters relating to bullying will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with in an appropriate manner.

Bullying issues and how to handle them are discussed in PSHE lessons, Collective Worship time, circle time and individually with children if appropriate. Co-operative play is encouraged, older children are encouraged to work with midday supervisors to engage the younger children in interesting activities in their role as a Buddy.

Bullying consists of any action or comment which is hurtful to others. The children feel Several Times On Purpose (STOP) is a good way of identifying
bullying.

  1. The school will not tolerate any kind of bullying.
  2. Everyone connected with our school, in any capacity, will value each child and respect their differences.
  3. Co-operative play will be encouraged but we also understand the need for children to have quieter reflective time should they wish it.
  4. Anyone witnessing bullying should tell a member of staff.
  5. All incidents of racist abuse must be corrected and the Headteacher informed. Racist incidents will be logged.
  6. Members of staff will listen to children’s or parent’s worries or concerns