The policies and procedures within the school relevant to promoting children’s and young people’s positive behaviour cover a range of six sectors these are:• Behaviour policy/Home school agreements• Code of conduct/Golden Rules• Rewards and sanctions• Dealing with conflict and inappropriate behaviour• Anti-Bullying• AttendanceBehaviour policy:Is a guideline to all staff on how pupils behaviour should be managed. It is important that this policy is constantly being applied to ensure full safety of the pupils; this is why all staff must be familiar with this policy.• Full golden time awarded• Raffle tickets gained/stickers• Star of the day• Extra time to choose activities • Certificates in assembly Golden AwardCode of conduct/Golden Rules:Is a set of rules/guidelines for the pupils so they understand how they should behave and what is expected of them? It is important that the children are reminded of the code of conduct so that it becomes their routine and they fully understand it. It is essential that positive behaviour is always promoted, praised and used as children notice when adult’s behaviour is out of character, if positive and professional behaviour is continually used it is more likely that the pupils will also behave in that way.The golden rules are a focus around the school and are visibly displayed for all to see within the classrooms and the school hall. The children learn about these golden rules from the day they start. My school has a strict uniform policy to encourage pride in appearance, and also pride in being a part of the Low field school family as the school badge is that of the Low field school. This policy also prevents discrimination against children whose families may not be able to afford expensive clothes or designer labels; children, therefore, are taught the valuable lesson that all are equal irrespective of background and social status.
Good behaviour is expected from all staff and children by the school body as a whole, but the policy is directed towards the behaviour of the children. Punctuality to school and also to classes after break times is highly expected, so as to restrict disruption to others and the school day.Attendance at school is also a high priority for the Head Teacher and Board of Governors as it encourages good habits from an early age, and parents are requested to sign a Home/School Agreement to agree to keeping punctual and attendance levels high; certificates for 100% attendance are given out to children each term. Politeness to others, including staff and visitors, is also expected as a sign of respect: one of the school’s values is ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’.
The school cultivates an ethos where good behaviour is viewed as a normal part of life and where our children accept responsibility for their own decisions, actions any resulting consequences.Although good behaviour is encouraged in schools, children will still behave inappropriate at times. Consequences for bad behaviour in my placement school can take many forms.• Move from happy face to sad face in a board.• Miss time out from golden time, break or lunch play.• Be sent to the head of year/deputy head.
All staff can give certain rewards/sanctions however some may be given by a certain member of staff for example, if you do some good work in class then your teacher will put you forward for a Golden award which you get from the Head teacher in assembly. The child gets a certificate and a sticker in front of their peers. Dealing with conflict and inappropriate behaviour:The schools policy for behaviour will give information on how you should manage more difficult behaviour as a teacher or TA. It is also important that pupils understand the behaviour policy of the school so that they have a clear idea of how bad behaviour will be dealt with if they choose to go against school rule or behave in an inappropriate manner.Anti-bullying: School has a separate anti-bullying policy but bullying is also built in to the behaviour policy for the whole school. It covers all forms of bullying including cyber bullying. Anti-bullying is promoted for all pupils within the SEAL project, the golden rules and the home school agreements. Anti-Bullying policy covers what is deemed as bullying both by other children and staff, how to deal with it and who to refer it to.
All pupils are made aware from the EYFS that bullying is not acceptable both within school and in the outside world, and it also states very clearly who to refer concerns to: minor instances of name-calling are referred to the class teacher. The policy also has an attached section that includes information on promoting inclusion and diversity so as to decrease the instances of bullying, and therefore inform children that differences are to be embraced and not challenged.Rewards and sanctions:It is appropriate to have rewards and sanctions in place to give the children the boundaries and stability that they need. For example the rewards you could give them visual praise such as reward stickers or they could have golden time to do an activity that they would like to do in a set amount of time.
For sanctions they are such things that are done as being removed from lessons, sent to the head teacher or being put on a point’s scheme report.Positive behaviour management is about using positive rather than negative approaches to encourage children and young people to behave appropriately. Promoting positive behaviour involves: Setting clear boundaries, which are applied in a calm and consistent way.
All staff can give certain rewards/sanctions however some may be given by a certain member of staff for example, if you do some good work in class then your teacher will put you forward for a Golden award which you get from the Head teacher in assembly. The child gets a certificate and a sticker in front of their peers. It is important to give attention when they have waited appropriately so that they are encouraged to do so again. You could try the following strategies:whenever possible ignoring attention seeking behaviour, unless their attention is drawn to it as the message sent then is that it is acceptable to behave in that way and giving attention and praise to another child who is behaving acceptably. Distracting the child’s attention; (Distraction is particularly appropriate with younger children) or removing him or her to another activity or group.