School Behaviour Policy

We aim to promote positive behaviour in our pupils, by encouraging good behaviour and creating an environment in which it can flourish.  The school recognises its responsibility in this respect, but also wishes to point out that parents and pupils themselves have a responsibility to play an active role in the ensuring that the school maintains an atmosphere in which learning can take place.

The Responsibility of Staff:

  1. To respect each individual child.
  2. To offer to children a balanced curriculum and to ensure that the work offered is related to each child’s level of learning and potentiality.
  3. To promote a positive approach to good behaviour using praise where appropriate.
  4. To ensure that lessons are interesting and stimulating.
  5. To ensure that the classroom and the school as a whole are attractive places in which to work, well organised with a reasonable work noise level.
  6. To ensure that parents are involved in the children’s educational and social development through the school.
  7. Within the context of day to day activities, to monitor those children whose behaviour causes concern.

The Responsibility of Parents

  1. To explain to children that school is primarily a place for learning and that they must work as hard as possible to gain as much as they can from the opportunity presented by the school.
  2. To explain to children that they must value and respect all other children and all those who work in the school.
  3. To explain to children that they should do nothing to interfere with the learning of other children.  Parents should impress on their children that violent and aggressive behaviour is totally unacceptable.
  4. To support the school. Any worries or complaints about the school should be shared with the Headteacher and Staff.

The Responsibility of the Pupils

  1. To be polite, kind and considerate to all adults and children in our school.
  2. To work hard and do their best.
  3. To do nothing to prevent others from working.
  4. To accept responsibility for their actions.
  5. To accept and follow the school’s CODE OF BEHAVIOUR.

Assertive Discipline at Littleton School

Rules

Swans                 Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Class                   Do what your teacher tells you to do.

Woodpeckers      Obey instructions
Class                  Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. No name calling.

Kingfishers         Children should use appropriate
Class                   behaviour to adults and children, e.g. seaking pleasant words to one another.

Children should look after property belonging to school, others and themselves.
Children should obey immediately.

Rewards for good work and good behaviour 

  1. Praise from teacher
  2. Stickers for good work and behaviour
  3. Certificates to be given at the end of the week to deserving children
  4. Praise and special sticker from Headteacher
  5. Kingfisher class          –  merits/silver cup
  6. Woodpeckers class     –  marbles in a jar / team points /silver cup
  7. Swans Class               –  stickers

Consequences for unacceptable behaviour

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Yellow card if re-occurs
  3. Red card if re-occurs
  4. 3 yellow cards = 10 minutes off Golden Hour
  5. 1 Red card = 20 minutes off Golden Hour
  6. Out of control behaviour (e.g. temper tantrum)

Child is given a card : -

  1. Behaviour unacceptable
  2. Leave the room
  3. Sit through 3 or 5 min timer
  4. Come back with a smile or start again

Emergency Clause

Take child straight to Headteacher.
In Headteacher’s absence, take to school office staff.

This clause can be put into use when a child’s behaviour causes danger to him / herself, to the other children or adults in the room and / or is severely disrupting the other children’s learning.

Action to be taken in the Event of Behavioour which Impedes Work

We have a positive approach to good behaviour, giving praise to those who are well- behaved, polite and hard-working.  Most of our children are like this and, fortunately, this policy works for them.  However, some pupils do not always concentrate on their work and may sometimes disrupt others.  These are the strategies we use in order to promote positive behaviour:

  1. A child may be moved to a quiet, corner and stay there until ready to return to work.
  2. A child may be required to ‘make up time’ at playtime outside the Staffroom.
  3. A child may be sent to the Headteacher’s Office.
  4. A child may be required to work with another teacher / assistant.
  5. A child may be required to work alone at a table in the classroom.

On very rare occasions children may become consistently disruptive, aggressive or abusive.

 If previous measures have been unsuccessful : -

  1. The Headteacher or a member of staff will invite the parent into school to discuss the problem.
  2. The parent may be asked to come to the school each week to receive a report from the teacher regarding persistent misbehaviour.
  3. A report book may be sent home each day with a child (Behaviour Book).
  4. The parent may be requested to come to school and take their child home.
  5. If unacceptable behaviour persistently occurs at lunchtime, the parent may be required to take their child home every lunchtime.
  6. If persistent misbehaviour continues, the Headteacher may ask parents for their agreement in approaching the relevant support services, e.g. Behaviour Support.
  7. The Headteacher may decide to exclude a child for a fixed time, days or weeks, or permanently.  This is an extreme step and the Chairman of Governors and Education Welfare Officer will be informed immediately.

This action may be taken if:

  • A very serious incident occurs causing a child, children or an adult to be hurt.
  • A child has become uncontrollable.
  • A child hits or swears at any member of staff.
  • Over a period of days or weeks, a child’s behaviour has been such that they are seriously interfering with other children’s learning or they have to be repeatedly removed from the classroom and supervised by the Headteacher.

A summary of the procedure for pupil exclusion is available on request from the school office.
Littleton School is committed to encouraging good behaviour in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We wish to emphasise the responsibility of all those in the school community – Staff, Governors, Parents and Pupils – in achieving this aim.
We look to all those concerned to work towards this aim, and to ensure that this positive policy on discipline and behaviour is achieved, thus ensuring that negative aspects are avoided.

CHILDREN’S CONTRIBUTION

What Frightens Us 

  1. Shouting
  2. Snatching
  3. Kicking
  4. Punching
  5. Biting
  6. Pinching
  7. Spitting
  8. Throwing
  9. Name calling
  10. Pushing
  11. Crowding

What Makes us Feel Unsafe

  1. Throwing things.
  2. Kicking people.
  3. People tripping you up.
  4. Children who punch and push.
  5. Things left on the floor.
  6. Fighting.
  7. When we have no friends.
  8. Running in school.
  9. Swinging on chairs.
  10. Children being rough and who pull us over.
  11. Dangerous play on the climbing frame.

What Makes our School a Happy Place

  1. Sharing and listening properly.
  2. Playing nicely and taking turns.
  3. Putting things away and keeping our school tidy.
  4. Being a good friend.
  5. Speaking pleasantly to each other.
  6. Being obedient immediately.
  7. Saying ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ ‘Sorry’ and ‘Excuse me’.
  8. Having good table manners.
  9. Walking around the school quietly.
  10. Do not talk, interrupt, fidget or disturb other in assemblies.
  11. Be polite and helpful to smile at visitors to our school and to each other.
  12. Keep the classrooms clean & tidy.

How to Make our School a Better Place 

  1. Take care of other children’s things – especially in the cloakroom
  2. Pay attention when people talk to you – look at the person
  3. Smile at people pleasantly
  4. Do not go near the car park
  5. Do not swing on the fences or climb the trees
  6. Do not tell tales about little things you can sort out for yourself
  7. Do tell the teacher about anything that could be dangerous
  8. Use the toilets properly and keep them clean, do not put hand towels down the toilet