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Our Behaviour Policy

Positive behaviour is one of the most important factors contributing to our excellent climate for learning.  We want children not only to take responsibility for their own behaviour, but also to support and encourage their peers.

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We 'plan-to-manage' behaviour by pre-emptying issues at the lesson planning stage: what could go wrong?

We constantly reinforce our expectations by rewarding positive learning behaviours; proactively encouraging excellent behaviour and reducing the need for reactive strategies.

Staff always address behaviour issues calmly; we are role models.

All children are automatically awarded a green card for excellent behaviour.  If they keep their green card all week, they are entered into the weekly prize draw.

Informal and then formal verbal warnings are issued to let children know if they need to improve their behaviour.  

Yellow and red cards are issued if children do not follow the golden rules and do not respond to their verbal warnings, these cards relate to minutes of lost play time.

Behaviour, Additional Needs & Vulnerability

It is really important when thinking about behaviour (and especially about consequences) that we look carefully at the intent behind children's actions.  Whatever their behaviour, children are children and behaviour is usually an expression of need.  This means that some children will need additional support and care while they improve their behaviour.  

We have a clearly defined rewards and consequences structure in place and staff are trained regularly to ensure consistency in the implementation of our policy.

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How do we communicate with families about their child’s behaviour?

As per the behaviour policy, we contact families informally for a level 3 consequence and then more formally from level 4 and beyond.  Any kind of exclusion would be communicated to families in person and in writing.

We also communicate with families informally or through our parents' evening and reporting systems if their child is persistently receiving low-level consequences.

We do not tolerate bullying: please contact the principal immediately, in person or via the school office, if you have a concern about bullying [you can read more about our approach to bullying on the 'anti-bullying' tab].

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Please see your child's teacher or the principal if you have any concerns about behaviour or if you feel your child needs some additional support.

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