LEVERHULME POLICY FOR BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE
Good behaviour is central to all we do in this school. high standards of behaviour will be expected and promoted at all times in lessons and throughout every aspect of the school’s life. All members of staff will set high standards and learners will be given clear guidance on what is expected of them. The school code of conduct will be learnt and followed by all and the Reward and Consequences or Sanctions Policy will be used to underpin and reinforce good behaviour. We will work in partnership with parents to ensure that the school’s values become central to the lives of learners.
1.To create an ethos of good behaviour in school. This will ensure that children are happy, secure and safe.
2.To ensure that all are treated fairly, shown respect and to promote good relationships.
3.To help children lead disciplined lives and to understand that good citizenship is based upon good behaviour.
4.To build a school community which values kindness, care, good humour, good temper, obedience and empathy for others.
5.To use good behaviour to promote community cohesion.
1.The school code of conduct will be promoted at all times by staff and learners.
2.All will be taught to treat others well and their behaviour will reflect this.
3.All staff will set and expect high standards of behaviour both in lessons and at all other times they are with children.
4.Children will be taught to be polite, respectful, well-mannered, obedient and well- behaved.
5.The rewards and sanctions policy will be used sensitively and sensibly by staff to encourage and promote good behaviour.
6.Each member of staff is held to be responsible for the good behaviour of the children in their care.
7.Where a member of staff is unable to cope with a behaviour issue or problem beyond the daily sanctions policy they will discuss it with the headteacher who will agree an appropriate strategy of help and support.
8.The headteacher will involve parents at an early stage where a learner is experiencing problems with behaviour, but school must be aware of the issues to be able to do this
9.When there is a serious problem with a learner’s behaviour, the headteacher will, where appropriate, involve outside agencies.
10.In extreme cases, a learner’s bad behaviour or failure to respond to help, support and other sanctions may result in the child being excluded from school by the headteacher in accordance to the Local Authority Children’s Service Exclusion and Suspension Guidelines.
This policy will promote the excellent ethos of the school. It will ensure that children and staff are happy and that they enjoy coming to school. It will underpin excellent teaching, learning and progress. It will promote the high standards and high expectations set out in the school’s aims and rules of conduct. It will be used to promote community cohesion.
Leverhulme Primary School Behaviour Policy – Rewards
|Reward||Who for||Details||Form||When and where given||Notes||Display|
|Stickers||N to Y6||Given by any staff to individual pupils. All stickers kept on sticker charts. Charts can include stickers given by SMSAs||Completed chart earns special certificate||N to Y2 given in KS1 weekly Assembly
All KS2 presented by teachers during class or KS Assemblies
|If any child wants to wear sticker, teacher can initial chart instead||No school display.
Children take home completed charts and certificates
|Yellow cards||Rec to Y6||Lunchtime good behaviour only given by SMSAs. Taken to Headteacher at end of lunch to be counted for playground points then kept on each teachers desk with gold card wallets etc||Every 5 cards rewarded with special certificate||Within either class or Key Stage Assemblies||Squaddies will add daily points at end of lunchtime outside office where children should take their cards to||No school display.
Children take home completed cards and certificates
|Gold Cards||Y1 to Y6||A key system for rewarding achievement and progress mainly with work but can be for PSE areas. Hard to win ! Only can be given by child’s teacher.||Child earns vouchers…every 10 wins a GOLD card. Every child has a wallet. 30 earn special certificate and gold pencil||All winners collect gold cards at Friday Rewards Assembly. Names added to yearly roll of honour displayed centrally||TA’s and others can make recommendations to childs teacher.
We would expect a child to do well to get 2 cards in half term !
|Roll of Honour displayed centrally in school.
Names to feature in Newsletters
|One for FS/KS1
|Each Cup awarded weekly to one child. Classes feature on rota basis. Reason usually a combination of factors re behaviour, work, effort or caring etc. See examples
|Cup awarded but
printed dedication for child to keep. Copy to go in central Book.
Replica Cup allowed home for week
|Dedication read out at Friday Assembly and Cup presented||Parents invited without childs knowledge !
Main cup stays in school, child takes replica home for a week
|Cup displayed centrally in Trophy Cabinet. Dedication goes into Book. Winners names in Newsletter
|KS1 and 2 all divided into Teams (Houses). Children earn points given by any member of staff. (work, jobs, behaviour etc) . Individual Tally charts kept in each class.
|Weekly Cups for KS1 and KS2.
Weekly totals win KS Cups. KS2 pupils win Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates for 50, 100 and 150 points.
|Friday Assembly||Sports Day Cup run on same basis
Winning team for half term have non uniform last day.
TP’s not used for F. Stage
|Cups displayed centrally.
Gold winners names kept in special book
Certificates taken home
|Year 6 Captains||All Y6||All year 6 pupils put into a weekly rota of being on duty (Up to 6 each week). They are then available for any jobs or help etc
|Rota lists on display so everyone knows names||Not applicable||Wear badges when on duty||none|
|Playground Squad (Squaddies)||Selected Y6’s||Children can apply to be interviewed for this. Squaddies would be on duty daily helping at breaktimes etc in supportive pastoral role with other pupils||Squaddies have cap and special sweatshirt||Weekly duty rota||none||none|
|Attendance Cup||One class||Awarded weekly to class with highest attendance record||Cup||Friday Assembly||If all classes reach 95% and over break is extended||Cup displayed centrally|
|Head & Deputies rewards||N to Y6
|Used when children are sent to show good work etc||Stickers, small prizes and certificates||Given on adhoc basis||Taken home or put on sticker chart|
|Lunch stickers||See Behaviour policy|
|Behaviour stickers||See Behaviour policy|
|Yellow cards||See Behaviour policy|
|FRIDAY REWARDS ASSEMBLY|
NOTE : Other awards and certificates would be given out at either class or key stage assemblies
Leverhulme Community Primary School
…High standards of behaviour from all children are a pre-requisite of a successful school…
Behaviour Policy Overview
Code of Conduct
· Playground Squaddies
· Year 6 Captains
LEVERHULME PRIMARY SCHOOL
CODE of CONDUCT (Displayed on posters all around building)
- Work hard and do your best
- Do as you are asked first time
- Respect other people
- Be polite and helpful
- Always tell the truth
- Be gentle, do not hurt anyone
CONSEQUENCES (Within one day…always new start next day)
|0||Name on board||1st warning||None|
|1||X next to name||2nd warning||None|
|2||XX next to name||3rd warning||15 minute detention|
|3||XXX next to name||Time out
|Child sent to paired class with time out card for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 minute period. Take work with them|
|4||XXXX next to name||Sent to member of SLT||Child given serious warning with mention of PDI and Tier 2|
|5||XXXXX next to name||Sent to Headteacher||Name put in Red behaviour book. PDI issued and put on Report. Parents informed.|
Note…Reception and Year 1 use a simplified version of Tier 1 only
Tier 2 …LBP
|6||XXXXXX||One day internal exclusion and ‘on report’ extended. Parents requested to attend formal meeting.|
|7||XXXXXXX||Fixed term exclusion|
Tier 2 LBP …further explanation and details
|LBP||Tier 2 Support Plan|
At any point in the consequences but especially from levels 3 to 6 other strategies may be used in addition or in place of the normal policy. This is only likely to be in exceptional circumstances and decided by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. These strategies include…
…Phone call to parents
…Letter to parents
…Meeting with parents
…Isolation from own class
…Working with supervision from member of SLT
…Fixed or Permanent Exclusion
…Others as appropriate
Operation of Detention (years 3 to 6)
Note…Detention for Reception and all Year 1 and 2 pupils is carried out at their afternoon break .
- Any child put in detention as a result of reaching level 2 will serve that time at 12.25 to 12.40 on the NEXT day to receiving it.
- Leverhulme lunch times are KS1 11.50 to 1.05 and KS2 12.20 to 1.05.
- Detention will be in room 3
- At end of each day class teachers will fill in their detention book, kept in staffroom
- A rota of volunteer staff will supervise detention
- Children will stand in silence during detention
- Duty staff will not search or send for any pupils, the responsibility for turning up is the child’s. At start the Duty teacher will register those in attendance from detention books. Conversations with pupils about whether they are in or not should not be entered into during detention. Quite simply names from the book are read out…any children whose names are not in the book for whatever reason are sent out of detention
- Any children who have not turned up should have their names entered for next day with a star added to their name. Children missing 2 detentions should be sent to Headteacher.
- The Senior Leadership Team will make regular visits to monitor the operation
- Children who are in detention too often will be sent to the Headteacher and will fill in a PDI. Parents will also be informed (Proforma letter 1)
WET BREAKTIMES and WET LUNCHTIMES
Breaks Foundation Stage and KS 1…During mornings children will be taken into Hall but stay in rooms if it is afternoon
KS 2…Children stay in own classrooms supervised by staff
Lunchtimes 2 SMSAs will supervise Nursery
1 each will be in Reception and every KS 1 class
Remaining SMSAs will supervise in KS 2 where some classes will be split
LUNCHTIME BEHAVIOUR POLICY OPERATION
SMSA’s (school meal assistants) will be able to use the following strategies and follow this guidance…
- Eating well and good manners…special stickers
- Good behaviour…stickers and yellow cards (see rewards section)
- Poor behaviour…after appropriate warnings child will have name and behaviour type written in dinnertime behaviour book / log. Child then continues playing. On a weekly rota different SMSA’s will take charge of the book. At end of lunchtime a copy of names in book will be given to Head. As soon as possible in afternoon the Head will then visit classes to inform teachers of a level of consequence for any child in dinnertime book. Teachers do not have to know details of any lunchtime behaviour unless Head / Deputy feels it necessary to inform them
- For repeat or very serious misbehaviour child will be given a red card
- SMSA’s should if at all possible warn pupils first before issuing a red card
- Child must then immediately come inside to Head or Deputies. Other sanctions may be applied. If any child gets 5 red cards they then have to serve a one week exclusion from the school site at lunchtime
- Children should only be sent in if a red card has been given
- Once a child has either been put in the lunchtime behaviour book / log or been given a red card… SMSA’s must not enter into discussion with the child or other children about the incident
- SMSA’s should not speak to teachers about lunchtime incidents at start of afternoon school
- Internal…This is available to be used for one day following any pupil reaching consequence 6…this is the first step in Tier 2. The pupil will work within school, supervised by a Teaching Assistant, but away from all other pupils. They will have toilet breaks and a lunch but no playtimes. Internal exclusion is meant to show child and parents the serious situation that has been reached. It is a punishment but avoids a formal fixed term exclusion that would otherwise be used
- Fixed Term…These are formal exclusions where pupils have to stay at home. School sets work which needs collecting by parents. Recent government guidance has meant that it is extremely difficult to exclude children for single periods longer than 5 days even though up to 45 days can be used in total. It must be remembered that exclusion is only used as a last resort strategy when all else has failed. Importantly following any fixed term exclusion parents should attend a re-admission meeting with their child to ensure the best chance of future success
- Permanent…This is when the Headteacher feels that a fixed term exclusion would not be appropriate as the incident was too serious and / or if the child were to return the Headteacher could not ensure children and / or staff would be safe ie they would then be at risk of harm / injury. Parents do have right of appeal