Behaviour and Rewards

 

The Behaviour Policy underpins three key aims of the school:

To provide for every child a disciplined but helpful environment.

To maximise for each child his/her ability to participate in, to contribute to and gain enjoyment from their education.

To give each child an awareness of responsibility to society.

The Behaviour Policy aims to:

Foster a positive culture based on praise and reward, leading to consistently high standards of work and behaviour.

Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

stickerReward pupils who obey the Code of Conduct and work to the best of their ability.

Achieve consistent rewards and sanctions.

The Behaviour Policy sets out clearly a Code of Conduct for pupils to follow. The six rules for school and classroom conduct are based upon commonly accepted principles. The code will be taught to all pupils so that they clearly understand what is required. The aim is for pupils to recognise that they choose their behaviour and that a positive choice to support the school’s Code of Conduct will lead to reward. Conversely, if they do not choose to follow the code, then they will be choosing a punishment.
We encourage parents to take an active interest in their sons’/daughters’ progress. We undertake to contact parents early on if problems are occurring.
The quality of relationships in the school and at home is of crucial importance in forming pupils’ attitudes to good social behaviour and self-discipline.   Adults provide powerful role models for children and should, therefore, model the values such as courtesy and respect in all their dealings with others adults and pupils in the school.

 

 

The teaching staff will use the following approach

  • They will praise good behaviour and achievement and use the school’s reward system consistently;
  • Key rules will be reinforced whenever possible by acknowledging pupils who are following them;
  • Prior to making a negative check on anyone, the teacher will draw attention to those who are following the Code of Conduct. This will give pupils who break rules a chance to improve behaviour rather than receiving a sanction.
  • It will be made clear to pupils that they have a choice – they may choose not to have a punishment by complying with the rules; choice reinforces personal responsibility for actions.
  • Teacher will set clear objectives and will give instructions through simple , direct language.
  • Sanctions will be applied consistently.
  • Pupils will be expected to follow two Codes of Conduct: `The School Code of Conduct’ governing behaviour around school and, `The Classroom Code of Conduct’ which particularly relates to behaviour in lessons. 

Rewards

 

Students who follow the Codes of Conduct and work to the best of their ability will be recognised and rewarded.

Whole School Rewards

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Example of Rewards Postcard (Geography)

There will be:

  • Praise from members of staff.
  • Good conduct certificates.
  • Out of school trips.
  • Certificates and badges for achievement.
  • An achievement award at the annual prize giving.
In addition to these rewards, some departments have developed their own ways of rewarding high achievement in their subject areas.

Community Awards

Community awards are given to students who are consistently reinforcing the ethos of the school as outlined in ‘The School Code of Conduct’.
Merit awards and certificates may be given for any of the following:
High standards of:
  • Conduct
  • Punctuality
  • Organisation (being well-equipped for lessons)
  • Uniform
  • Consideration of others
  • Care for the environment
  • Contribution to Community Activities

Learning Co-Ordinator Commendation

Learning Co-Ordinators may give a Community Commendation Award to individuals who have contributed significantly to any aspect of community development. Pupils will be congratulated in person by the head of Year and you will be informed by letter.

Achievement Certificates

Achievement merits and certificates are awarded for ‘A’ grade work and for exceptional effort.

Headteacher’s Commendation

Students, who have produced particularly high standards of work for their ability, may be referred by a subject teacher to the Headteacher for a letter of commendation. Students will be congratulated in person by the Headteacher and you will be informed by letter.